The best camping near Buttermilk Falls State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Buttermilk Falls adventure.

The best camping near Buttermilk Falls State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Buttermilk Falls adventure.

Camping near Buttermilk Falls State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Buttermilk Falls adventure.

Imagine 600 feet of water cascading gently into a shallow pool. Welcome to Buttermilk Falls.  

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Waterfall Creek

6 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Millport, NY
This is a beautiful piece of property located in the heart of the Finger Lakes and Wine Country of NY. It features a stunning spring fed waterfall and nice forest land. Very close to town but also very secluded and private. Great place to unwind and relax from our everyday lives. It is situated however in a gully next to a creek and waterfall so it is susceptible to heavy rains. It is recommended to at least have an AWD vehicle if rainy. I can usually help campers with getting to the site in my side X side if you need to park up at the pasture. Please order enough wood initially as I have found I spend a lot of time delivering extra wood to campers. It seems as if you will typically go through 2 bundles per night on average. Also I supply a contractor size garbage bag to you if you choose garbage removal. It is also a good idea to text me when you have a solid ETA so I can be here to take you to the site. I want to mention that the two sites closest to the waterfall are a slight hike in and can only accommodate up to 4 person tents so if a bigger group or vehicle camping you will be placed at another site. Hope to see you soon. Ken
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Pooh’s Corner

9 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Watkins Glen, NY
WELCOME to Pooh's Corner- We hope you enjoy Pooh's Corner as much as we enjoy having all of you great Hipcampers sharing our beautiful Fingerlakes Region with us. Pooh's Corner lies in a rural area just 1.5 miles from Watkins Glen. (3315 County Road 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891). We took great care to make sure each campsite is PRIVATE (parking on-site*) and the trails are easily navigable. Our 'Welcome Shed' is equipped with a compost toilet, local information, (newly added) Hot Water Station, first-aid kit, charging station, bug spray etc. and is located in a safe, well lit, open area on the property. Each site is equipped with a fire pit and comfortable seating with tables, chairs, and/or picnic tables and tripod grills. Firewood is available on a donation basis. There are State Parks and places to hike one of the many gorges around beautiful Seneca Lake and surrounding area. Take a tour of the many wineries and breweries which our region is famous for. Enjoy hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, and many historical sites to see. Our reviews tell it all. We know you'll love it here :) *PLEASE NOTE: Our sites are custom made for TENT or CAR camping. Because we have "parking on-site", Large RVs, Campers (over 16'), and any 5th-wheel campers are very difficult to place since there are no easy ways to back in or turn around. We highly recommend "Havana Glen State Park" (same general area) for those types of camping units.
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The Green Heron

7 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Ithaca, NY
My property is about 70 acres of wildflower meadows, ponds, organic grain farm and forest located about 10 minutes northwest of Ithaca and 20 min from Finger Lakes wine trails. Enjoy walking along the dirt road and mown trails throughout the property, wild raspberry and blackberry picking, bird and wildlife watching and some incredible sunsets! The campsites are located well off the main road for privacy and seclusion. A convenience store and gas station are located about a mile down the road. This is a peaceful and beautiful place to stay.
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Red House Ranch Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Van Etten, NY
This is one of only two camp sites on a 200-acre parcel of secluded, rural farm land. We are a working pasture based farm where you can see how grass fed beef, pork, chicken, and eggs are produced. There's nothing quite like fresh eggs and bacon after waking up to the sunrise over a fog-filled valley! When you arrive we will provide a complimentary carton of pastured raised eggs and you are welcome to visit our web site (redhouseranch . net) or store to order meats for your stay and/or to take with you upon your departure. We have a wide variety of grass fed beef, pasture raised pork, snack sticks for long hikes, and dog bones for your furry friends. Many of our items are well suited for campfire cooking. Keep in mind that all our products are frozen so be sure to plan for time to thaw. If you're not sure what that involves - we're here to help. We are a working farm but, much of our property is not grazed or farmed. You are welcome to explore the entire area while also getting a glimpse of sustainable, pasture-based, farming methods. Learn more about us and the history of the farm at our website. As you roam the hills and forests you'll eventually bump into some of our animals. Please do not enter the animal enclosures or touch any of the electrified fence lines. If you really want to pet a piggie or hold a chicken - just reach out to Ike or Dave and we will gladly arrange this for you. Red House Ranch is also the perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers. During your stay you may encounter eagles, blue herons, coyotes, turtles, wild turkeys, foxes, the endangered bobolink bird (its unique call sounds a bit like R2D2), deer, great horned owls, and many unique plants. It's not uncommon to hear the coyotes howling at night. In addition to hiking trails with incredible views, there are four ponds on the property easily accessible with mown paths. One is very large with a dock and suitable for swimming, paddling, fishing, or just relaxing but the water. The other three are smaller and are now primarily wildlife habitat. easily accessible with mown paths If you're feeling adventurous, there is a more strenuous hike down into the creek bed where you can find miniature versions of the gorges and waterfalls that our region is known for. We are happy to provide maps and guidance or leave you to your own devices. When skies are clear our area has very little light pollution and excellent star visibility. It's a great place to view the night sky during a meteor shower. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy living in the beautiful Southern Tier/Finger Lakes area!
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Underhill Forest and Farm

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents36 acres · Dryden, NY
Underhill Inn is a small homestead located in the Finger Lakes region tucked in the rolling hills near Dryden Lake. We have a small garden, a flock of sheep and chickens, hives of honeybees and countless wild foraging on our 36 acres of pasture and hiking trails.   Take a walk down to Brockendock pond and cruise across the water in a canoe or paddleboat to find peepers, heron, toads and turtles. Drop a line in the water to catch trout, bass and sunnies. The chicken coop is always bustling and there are plenty of eggs to harvest each day. A morning hike on the trails usually kicks up the deer and wild turkeys and at night the barn owl will sing for you if you listen close. Adults and children are welcome to pet and feed the animals on the farm. There are farm tours available where you can learn more about our mushroom garden, composting techniques, blueberries, felting, and more. 
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DoggieCamp

5 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Newfield, NY
We bought our beautiful 23 acres with our hacienda on it more than 30 years ago and we have had friends come camp here over the years. Our friends love to swim in our pond and bring their dogs over for hikes and mountain bike rides so we decided to open it up for others to enjoy.
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Ithaca Artsy Bunkhouse

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Ithaca, NY
Stay in our cozy, heated and insulated, artsy bunkhouse. We're located on a quiet woodsy dead end street with tons of bird life and acres of nature to enjoy. Walking trails are right out the back gate! There is also frog pond and campfire pit to enjoy. Marshmallows provided. The bunkhouse is less than 2 miles to the center of Ithaca where there is plenty to do! including the taking advantage of the new bike share program and waterfront trails. Definitely come hungry, Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than NYC and LA.!! Were also just 12 min across town to Cornell University and Ithaca College and 5-20 minutes from numerous amazing waterfalls. The available half bathroom is in the main house, just seconds from the cabin and is open to use 24 hrs. The heated bunkhouse has 2 twin mattresses in the loft, and several blankets and pillows, but you need to BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS and pillow CASES as you wish. Firewood is $5 per fire, starters materials included, marshmallows are in the end table drawer! there are roasting sticks out by the fire pit. You can select the campfire wood option here or pay in cash in the cabin. Feel free to bring your own fire wood and pay nothing to enjoy a campfire. if you need any help starting a fire, we can help. We have a sweet fluffy orange cat who roams the property. His name is kitty kitty :) He's fearful of dogs, and is wary of visitors since they might be harboring one! If you have a pup with you, please keep them leashed at least around the main house and cabin. We are also fostering our adult daughter's very sweet dog Beya-- (pronounced Bay-yuh). She is the nicest person you'd hope to meet and although she may bark a little the first time you come in to use the bathroom she's just letting us know you have arrived- and will be very happy to have you greet her. She doesn't jump up, growl, or have any negative behavior with people other than getting underfoot in the kitchen!. There isn't a shower included in the stay unless you are here for multiple days and have spoken with us about it...but you can definitely wash up with hot water and soap, in the half bath --hand towel provided. The cabin has air conditioning for summer use So no worries about being too warm to sleep well. (and heat in the winter) The location is Beautiful in all seasons! Cross country skiing is possible in the winter but bring your own gear.. (we did not do a rink this year) If there's something else you need for your stay, just ask! We are pretty flexible and can probably help out.
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Laughing Goat Fiber Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Ithaca, NY
Laughing Goat Fiber Farm is a working farm, raising exotic fiber animals such as Angora and Cashmere goats, alpacas and sheep. The fiber is processed on farm and regionally and everything made from it is hand dyed. Many items are one of a kind and hand made. A small retail shop in our renovated Carriage House showcases the knitting looms that we make items on, as well as knitting machines from 100 years ago. The property has beautiful views overlooking the Cayuga Lake Valley and Ithaca. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent on the back 40 acres of a working goat farm.  Site #1 has a tent platform, table and firepit. The 12 x 16 tent platform backs up to the mature hedgerow of maples and oaks for afternoon shade, and the campsite overlooks Ithaca's Inlet Valley.  The platform is just a 4 minute walk to the main house, and you'll have complete privacy. Site #2 has a table and firepit, but no platform.  Site #3 has a firepit but no table or platform.  It is a level spot on the pasture where you can pitch a tent or park a vehicle.   Farm tours:  Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/goattours.
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Meadow Basecamp

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Freeville, NY
As you enter the campsite, you'll be greeted by the neatly mowed plot, offering ample space for setting up tents, camping chairs, and a private fire pit. The well-maintained area ensures a comfortable and clean environment for campers to relax and enjoy their time in nature. The land is vast and super private. Each site has surrounding trees for privacy and a beautiful view of 20 Acres of land to explore. We offer an exclusive site that offers an off-grid experience while also being close to a bunch of activities such as hiking, swimming, boating, mountain biking, and more! We do NOT offer showers at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Here are some activities you can enjoy near us! All within a 20-mile radius from Basecamp! Wine Tasting: Explore the Finger Lakes region's renowned wineries, such as the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail or the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and indulge in wine tastings and vineyard tours. Golfing: Tee off at one of the local golf courses, such as the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University or the Trumansburg Golf Course. Museums and Galleries: Visit the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University or explore downtown Ithaca, which has various art galleries and museums showcasing local and contemporary artwork. Farmers Markets: Experience the vibrant local food scene by visiting farmers markets, such as the Ithaca Farmers Market, where you can find fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts. Outdoor Adventures: Engage in outdoor activities like camping, bird-watching, or nature walks at places like the Finger Lakes National Forest or the Cayuga Nature Center. Performing Arts: Enjoy live performances, concerts, or theatrical productions at venues like the State Theatre of Ithaca or the Hangar Theatre. Shopping and Dining: Explore the unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants in downtown Ithaca, offering a diverse range of cuisines and locally-made products. Hiking: - Robert H. Treman State Park: Approximately 11 miles - Buttermilk Falls State Park: Approximately 10 miles - Cayuga Lake State Park: Approximately 10 miles - Taughannock Falls State Park: Approximately 15 miles Fishing: - Fall Creek: Approximately 9 miles - Cayuga Lake: Approximately 10 miles Horseback Riding: - Cayuga Riding Center: Approximately 10 miles - Highland Horse Farm: Approximately 8 miles - Cornell University Equestrian Center: Approximately 7 miles Mountain Biking: - Greek Peak Mountain Resort: Approximately 15 miles - Shindagin Hollow State Forest: Approximately 20 miles - Hammond Hill State Forest: Approximately 16 miles Please note that trail conditions and accessibility may vary, so it's recommended to check with local authorities or mountain biking clubs for the latest information before heading out. Additionally, always practice trail etiquette and respect any rules or regulations in place. Also keep in mind that availability, prices, and specific activities may vary, so it's advisable to contact each location directly for more information, including reservations and any age or experience restrictions.
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Cayuta Sun Farm

3 sites · Tents40 acres · Alpine, NY
Cayuta Sun is a small, permaculture-based farm. On pasture and under the canopy of trees, we produce pasture-raised meats, log-grown shiitake mushrooms, and a variety of sustainably produced fruits, vegetables, and woodland products.We currently offer pork, whole chickens and shiitake mushrooms  We mostly sell retail at farmers markets and at the farm by appointment. This farm is the home of Michael Burns & Kelly Dietz who seek to build a local, regenerative economy that builds community and supports food sovereignty. Each year we commit to struggle and innovation to produce food that is healthy for our environment and ourselves. Cayuta Sun Farm also supports sustainable farming education by hosting workshops and events, especially with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. 
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Villa Villa Bula near Buttermilk

4 sites · Tents3 acres · Ithaca, NY
This land was once owned by Mr King (West King Road) There are many tiny houses on it built on this roadin the 1940's for the stone quarry workers who build the gorge trails in the area. I bought 3 little houses here and 4 acres of land in 2002. I mowed a labyrinth in about an acre. I hope to add more to it as time goes on! Learn more about this land: The Villa Cocoon is a step up from camping -insulated with electric,a fan, a portable heater, bed & table. It can be used any time of year if you don't mind stomping through snow in the winter. Located near the fire pit and house. There's a nature trail on the property - it's a short walk to Upper Buttermilk and the gorge trail as well as the Fingerlake's trail!  It's a space to reflect, cocoon, do a little art and reading...collage supplies and paint included as well as sampling essential oils and tea. Keep in mind there is NO BATHROOM... just a pee bucket under the bed that you will empty & rinse out. Many use the nearby gas station or cafe. There's a washroom and eco bags & powder as back up. You can also arrange for bathroom usage in my house if your staying awhile.   YOU WILL need to bring - Bedding - sheets, pillows, blankets or a sleeping bag.  A mug to help yourself to tea  Please, bring any garbage made with you. I look forward to sharing my space which I have enjoyed myself, practicing music and art, reading and writing for self-care and growth. I really love the energy in it and feel such a small space holds people in a cozy and comfortable way.
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Summer Dream

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Ithaca, NY
Trees, nature and peace and quiet await your tent or RV on this small piece of heaven. In the heart of the Finger Lakes, the outdoors awaits your exploration of waterfalls, Cayuga Lake, State forests and parks, wine and beer trails, Cornell U, and the quaint town of Ithaca 7 miles away with all it has to offer. Summer Dream is seasonal and open June 1-Sept 30 subject to weather constraints.
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The best camping near Buttermilk Falls State Park guide

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Wander through a remarkable variety of landscapes at Buttermilk Falls. The main attraction is the 600-foot cascade of Buttermilk Creek. The falls get their name from the frothy appearance as water pours over the rocks.

The entirety of the park features 10 waterfalls in total. Hiking trails take you to each one. Gorge Trail, Rim Trail, and Bear Trail form a loop of about 3 miles. They bring you to Lake Treman Falls and Lake Treman, both of which offer beautiful scenery. Fall time is resplendent with Mother Nature's palette of orange, red, and yellow foliage.

There's more to do than just gape at 10 waterfalls. A beach lets you cool off in the summer. Pavilions and picnic benches offer respites for lunch and snacks. Bring your fishing gear to try to snag your dinner at Lake Treman or Cayuga Lake.

Campgrounds combine rustic, trailer or cabin sites. If you want a winter getaway, a cabin serves as a great headquarters for cross country skiers.

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