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The best camping near Gilbert Lake State Park

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Glamping Tent Overlooking Waterfall

3 sites 路 Lodging12 acres 路 Downsville, NY
Learn more about this land: Stay in our cozy 8鈥檟10 鈥 wall tent on a 14鈥檟16鈥 deck built next to a waterfall. The site includes include a private outdoor shower and a well serviced outhouse per site. Relax in front of the fire pit and grill that overlooks the falls. You will have plenty of privacy, surrounded by woods, access to lush forest, and modern amenities such as: WiFiprovided by Starlink, queen bed, propane tent heater to keep you warm in the cooler months, Brooklinen sheets. The property allows lots of beauty, peace, and serenity. Feel free to roam the 12 acres of woods, fields, waterfalls, and brooks. There are 3 historic waterfalls on the property. Within our small town, you can find all your essential needs met at the stores close by, as well as some great restaurants. Area surrounding the site as well as the areas not surrounding the main house, are accessible with caution. Access to the brook is at your own risk. Brook subject to flooding. Please note location of water rescue equipment at the site. Don鈥檛 forget the ice for the Yeti cooler!
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Tilden Hill Farm

14 sites 路 RVs, Tents155 acres 路 Vernon, NY
Relax at Tilden Hill Farm its a 155 acre farm raising Black Angus Cattle it has been in the Brewer family for seven generations. Founded in 1798 by Josiah Brewer, the farm has served as a grist mill, chicken farm, cheese factory.聽We offer several types of site selection for your comfort. Choose from our private tent camping to relaxing RV sites. Our tent sites are quiet and scenic, just a quick walk down to the pond. Some of our sites you can park next to, but a few you will have to walk ~100 yards with your belongings. Tent sites have a porta-john and homemade outdoor shower for your enjoyment!聽Our RV sites have full hookups: water, electric and also a dump station.Once settled in, take a meandering walk through our 4 miles of walking trails or find your way down to our pond. Water activities are plentiful: fishing for bass, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, we accommodate it all!We look forward to seeing you at Tilden Hill Farm where you can "Experience a Family Tradition"
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Coyote Hollow Park

3 sites 路 Lodging46 acres 路 Mount Vision, NY
Welcome to Coyote Hollow Park, located within 20 minutes from Cooperstown NY, but close to all the things Oneonta City has to offer, such as Field of Dreams, Baseball Hall of Fame, and the NY State Parks have to offer. Coyote Hollow Park has everything you need for a relaxing weekend to a week away from it all. Just like camping out except you are camping in! We offer cooking utensils, Bathhouses, and fruit trees and bushes. Bring food, Kick back, relax and watch the stars. Coyote Hollow Park is accepting 2023 reservations, please contact us on google maps. Follow Us on Facebook for updates and discounts. https://www.facebook.com/Coyote-Hollow-Park-111903361551895/
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Sacred Waterfall & Quiet Camping

60 sites 路 Lodging, Tents25 acres 路 NY
NOTE: THIS IS A QUIET CAMPING AREA for reconnecting with nature. Not suitable for parties or loud groups. Kahonrak茅n:ra, The White Spout Waterfall, is a world unto itself. For generations, the majestic waterfall has been revered for its spectacular beauty and powerful energies. It is considered a sacred site that has been central to local land rematriation work with the Kanienkeha:ka, also known as the Mohawks, the original inhabitants of Sk贸hare, the Schoharie Valley. Surrounded by 25 acres of both private wooded land and wide-open fields of wildflowers and fireflies, the Waterfall Cabin and Campsite are easily accessible, just off a country back road. From the campsites, it's about a 10 minute hike down the gorge to the waterfall. We do not allow alcohol or partying the campsites. There is a profound healing process happening at the waterfall. At the request of the Kaneinekehaka caretakers we ask that you to respect the sacredness of this land. Thank you! There are two campsites on the property, not far from each other in the forest. One campsite is in a grass circle clearing and the other has a rustic cabin and three small flat terraces for extra tents. They are both accessed by separate footpaths through the forest, below an old red barn, surrounded by ash and walnut trees, singing birds, deer, wildflowers, and wild medicines. The campsites are not within view of each other. Each campsite has a private path down to the waterfall, where you can spend the day swimming, exploring the clay beds and looking for fossils in the 280 million year old gorge. Make a campfire at your fire pit and fall asleep under the stars listening to a 150' waterfall and the river below. Coursing between two outcroppings in a deep ravine, Kahonrak茅n:ra Waterfall crashes down over mossy rock shelves into a hidden pool, which then empties again into the river, running into emerald swimming holes and through dramatic clay beds. The effect is transporting. Truly, it is one of those extraordinarily beautiful spots on earth that makes you feel like you are in another world. The waterfall is amazing but the hike is steep, so please wear appropriate footwear. All hiking is at your own risk. Although your path to the waterfall is private and the waterfall is on private property, there may be other guests or locals that access the waterfall further down the road. There is no glass or alcohol allowed at the falls. Please be aware that you may hear your camping neighbors in the woods. For this reason, we ask that you don鈥檛 play amplified music and to keep noise down after 10pm so that your camping and local neighbors can chillax and enjoy the evening sounds of frogs, crickets, owls, and night songs of the countryside that makes Schoharie so special. In the big red barn at the entrance to the campsites there is a community room with a charging station, cold water sink, mini fridge, coffee maker, grills, and a port-a-potty for your use. There are also 5 gallon solar shower bags that you can use at your campsite. You are responsible for filling them and putting them in the sun to heat the water. :) This is a leave no trace campsite. Please take all your trash with you when you leave. And please bring your own biodegradable soap for dishes and toilet paper for the port-a-potty! Firewood is available onsite for $1 per log. Instructions for payment are in the community room next to the red silo at the barn. The wood is stacked at next to the red shed just uphill from the barn. You can also buy your own fire wood en route. We recommend that you buy kindling. The Schoharie Valley is said to be the most fertile valley east of the Mississippi. It is still wild, unspoiled country and there are many local farms with fresh produce and organic meat within 5 miles of the house. There are several farm stands and a general store a few miles away, Scrumpy Ewe Cidery, Panther Creek Arts, and the Sap Bush Country Store and Caf茅 just up the hill in West Fulton. Mustang Valley, a wild mustang sanctuary and rescue center, is just down the road. Nearby hikes include Looking Glass Pond and Vroman's Nose, among many others.
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$70
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Bisaccia Botanical Gardens

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Delhi, NY
Bisaccia Botanical Gardens was once part of the 160 Acre, Meridale Farms.聽 Historically, Meridale Farms was a premiere dairy farm known for its special breed of dairy cows. Stone walls at the front of the property were constructed in the late 17th century and are a testament to the history of the property.Learn more about this land:Small, organic, vegetable farm located in the Northwest portion of the Catskill Mountains situated between the cities of Delhi and Oneonta. Exquisite views. Hiking, swimming and fishing opportunities are within easy driving distance. Hunter Mountain, Howe Caverns, Cooperstown, Waterfalls, State Parks, local historical museums and scenic train rides are close by. On site amenities include BB Gun Range, Archery, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Frisbee Golf. Fine dining, movie theaters, miniature golf and shopping are located in Oneonta and/or Delhi.
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Strawberry Hill Camps

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 Hartwick, NY
Beautiful location on a hill with beautiful views of sunrise and wildlife. 3 Campsites to choose from or rent them all for a group event. Scenic, Simplistic & Serene - each boast it's own unique features. Each site is well equipped with 5 inch memory foam bed under a heavy duty canvas tent on a raised platform. Picnic table, fire-pit, loo, trash can and much more available.
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Camp Tree Top

1 site 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Hubbardsville, NY
Camp Tree Top is named after the beautiful views from the Trees at the top of our hill in Brookfield NY. We are located about 2 miles from 130 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the beautiful NYS Brookfield trail system. Hamilton (home of Colgate University) is an easy 6 mile drive.
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Eclipse & Horses! Unique Experience

9 sites 路 RVs, Tents70 acres 路 Laurens, NY
Come see the ECLIPSE (75% viewing!) & interact with the Horses! New Babies! NEWS!!! We have babies! You can get some supervised play time with our newest babies! Six babies, the horses are there to greet you when you camp and when you get up in the morning. Walk our trails, see wildlife! I acquired my farm ahead of the "end of the world" millennial crisis,; I want to share it with nature lovers who appreciate & love animals like I do! We will have foals this year to interact with supervision! We have a turtle sanctuary, & have taken in many homeless critters &; animals 4 legged, some 2 legged. We also have occasional other worldly visitors, completely benevolent, and a lot of wildlife that call our little mountaintop oasis home. Come! See for yourself! We have lots of nearby activities the whole family can enjoy! Ball parks, specialty breweries, 4 star restaurants, lakes Learn more about this land: Enjoy the wildlife & the domestic life! You can have input about what part you want to camp in, but there is a turtle safety zone; and we know where the quick sand is, and would rather you didn't sink out of sight! We have a hill top view or the serenity of a water fall site (as long as there isn't a drought) or the sweet smell of hemlock & pine! Shade & trees. Feel like you're in the Wild West with herds of horses, cows, goats ; wildlife visiting your campsite! We have a canoe w a small pond & bullhead fishing, wagon rides, pony rides, and eventually trails for horse back riding. Eventually we will install cabins with lean-tos to bring your own horse with you! If you have a dog? Ask if it is welcome, not all dogs are, due to safety issues with the livestock and birds. We can provide a barbeque pit, for cooking. Depending on the time of year there is fresh produce as well!聽 聽Why go thousands of miles to walk with the (almost!) mustangs聽!!! You can have the experience right here in NY!
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Hemlock Cabin

1 site 路 Lodging26 acres 路 Schenevus, NY
Learn more about this land:Treehouse cabin supported by two mighty hemlocks and overlooking the creek. Heated by a wood stove in winter and very cool in the summer warmth. Cabin lullabied by water-rush white noise. Completely off grid and sun powered. Cooktop, fire pit and mini fridge聽available for food preparation and storage. Drinking water and shower are spring fed with a 200 gallon reserve for your stay. Propane water heater, beautiful bathroom vista and compost toilet. Queen sized loft bed accessed by a pull out ladder + sofa which can be used as a bed.
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Steady Slope Fields and Forest

3 sites 路 Lodging, Tents58 acres 路 Delhi, NY
This land was once all pasture for grazing animals. We moved to Delaware County in November 2018 to start our family and pursue dreams of working on the land. The initial idea was to find a place we could live, garden, and raise a few animals while hosting guests and sharing the land with visitors. When we found this place on Williams Road, we loved the mix of rural and proximity to a thriving country town. We now have two kids and enjoy living in Delhi so much we hardly leave the town limits! There are wonderful restaurants, a great year-round farmers market, grocery stores, and many other services and amenities you can find listed towards the end of this guide. Our Catskill Mountain home is situated on a historic early 19th century farm site. Parts of the house might be more than 190 years old! With several additions and upgrades we think the house has lots of charm and enjoy the many modern touches. The property is overgrown pastures and a few steeper slopes with medium growth trees. After the industrial period saw this region nearly deforested, the land was granted to settlers who cleared fields and planted grass. Our immediate vicinity was knows for it鈥檚 cattle (Bovina), mostly for diary, and sheep. The agriculture in Delaware County has been on a decline since the advent of rail shipping opened New York City markets to farms in less challenging geographies. Construction of the NYC fresh water system (DEP Watershed) may have contributed to this decline, but about 60-70 years ago the majority of pastures, especially less productive parcels were abandoned to the 鈥渨eed trees鈥. These first succession trees grew quickly in the sunny meadows and covered the hills; trees such as Ash, Hawthorn, and Norway Spruce. Fences and barns were left to return to the earth. On our property the stone walls that boarder the fields are the most stark reminder of the intensive agriculture practiced here.
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Shacktown Farms

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents95 acres 路 New Berlin, NY
Watch the glorious colors of a morning sunrise from the east鈥 Witness the sky light up as the sun sets over the fields in the west. Gaze at a million stars glitter in the sky. Relax on a hammock, sit around the campfire, or explore 60 acres of woods鈥.Experience the magic of SHACKTOWN FARMSAmid the rolling hills and picturesque farmland of Central New York鈥. 30 miles from the closest major highway鈥.Far from any city lights and pollution鈥 Park your RV or pitch a tent on our 94 acre property. we look forward to hosting you
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Red Creek Hideaway In Cooperstown

1 site 路 Tent11 acres 路 Cooperstown, NY
Nestled in a serene valley along Red Creek in Cooperstown, NY, a mere 2.5 miles from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Lake Otsego, our accommodation offers a truly unique experience. Picture a private cabin in the woods 鈥 only, in this case, it's a safari-style tent, providing an intimate connection with nature. Our Red Creek Hideaway is not just a place to stay; it's a haven where comfort, convenience, and the great outdoors seamlessly come together. Enjoy the luxury of private access to beautiful Red Creek, creating the perfect backdrop for relaxation, exploration, swimming, or fishing. The safari-style tent is so well-appointed and stocked with amenities that you may find it tempting to extend your stay throughout the summer. All the necessary equipment and glamping amenities are thoughtfully provided, ensuring a hassle-free and memorable experience. For a detailed list of amenities and to discover more about the unique offerings of our Red Creek Hideaway, visit www.redcreekhideaway. Immerse yourself in a getaway that combines the charm of a private cabin in the woods with the comforts of modern glamping. Your escape to nature begins here.
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$169
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The best camping near Gilbert Lake State Park guide

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Cabins and campsites in wooded hilly terrain make this state park a cozy getaway. Its terrain in the foothills of the Catskills provides excellent exploration opportunities. Interconnecting trails for hikers run around the lake and three ponds for picturesque backdrops.

The quietest trails are around Ice Pond, Spring Pond and Twin Fawns in the north end. This area of the park is a real treat all year round. In the winter, its relatively gentle inclines and descents make it great for cross-county skiing. Come by in the fall for tremendous autumnal sights as the foliage begins to turn!

Most of the park's camping areas are close to Gilbert Lake in the south. If you're the sports type, this section offers plenty of ways to test your skills. Volleyball nets and a disc golf course sit just to the southeast of the lake.

Like casting lines in search of that elusive big catch? Gilbert Lake is well-regarded for its bass and trout fishing.

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