15 minutes from Niagara Falls, Four Mile Creek State Park is the ideal base camp for hikers and waterfall enthusiasts alike. The park sits along the shores of Lake Ontario and offers trails through wooded bluffs for those that like to get their hike on. If you go gaga for furry creatures, visit the marsh at the mouth of the park's namesake creek. You may come across white-tail deer or blue heron. The campground is scattered throughout a grassy field so don’t count on privacy here, but look on the bright side! More visibility equals less worries as your youngsters run wild. If you have a taste for unique structures, book a yurt for you and up to six of your closest amigos. Good news campers, pitch your tent here and with a flash of your camp permit you get free parking at all area state parks.
Stayed at Four Mile Creek during a bike tour. Not a lot of privacy in general but there are a few "creek-side" sites that are hidden down the edge of a hill (tent-only.) Decent camp store that is open late into the season (cold beer! firewood!) Love the big view across Lake Ontario and there are a few walking trails along the creek.