Hipcamp host Emory O.
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Enjoy peace, nature, and agriculture while overlooking your own private lake. 500 contiguous acres to explore on this working farm that has been in the family since 1797. We are a small family farm that has a hidden lake and 100 year old orchard at which camping provides privacy and freedom while still being a short walk or drive to amenities. Someone will always be at the m


Enjoy peace, nature, and agriculture while overlooking your own private lake. 500 contiguous acres to explore on this working farm that has been in the family since 1797. We are a small family farm that has a hidden lake and 100 year old orchard at which camping provides privacy and freedom while still being a short walk or drive to amenities. Someone will always be at the main house about 3/4 of a mile away for any of your needs. Campers can park at the farm and take a small SUV to the camping area or can drive your own vehicle out if preferred. We are just a mile north of Seneca lake providing easy access to Geneva and the many wine trails.

this is basic camping area with no hookups but an electric generator is available. There is a dock, fishing, table and deck,,, firepit area and firewood a few different flat mowed areas where you can pitch a tent. There are no bathrooms or running water.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 13 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Emory a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

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Drive a tractor

We have antique farmall tractors as well as newer large hp tracrors if we doi...Read more

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Dozen eggs

We have a few free range chickens and typically have 1 or 2 dozen eggs availa...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Easily catch bass, crappie, bluegills and pickerel

Horseback riding

If you would like to bring your own horses we have pasture that we can set aside for them and you are welcome to ride on the tr...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

While Not a off road park we don’t mind someone respectfully exploring the farm acres with an atv


We have a dock that you can wade in from shore or a floating dock anchored a little bit from shore that is in deep water

Wildlife watching

We have lots of deer, waterfowl, and bald eagles



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Hipcamper Madison

Beyond expectations!!!

Madison S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Hidden Gem quite literally fits its name entirely. The campsite exceeded our expectations, as well as the kindness and assistance Emory and his family provided us. We were so happy to have one less stop on the way up, as he was able to provide us some tasty ground beef and fresh eggs from his farm! The site is a gorgeous little slice of paradise, extremely well nested towards the back of his property with ample space to spread out. You also cannot beat having your own private lake with dock included. Emory was generous enough to provide some essential supplies, as well as a generator upon request. He also proactively asked our second day there if we needed any assistance. We had beyond the best time, and we will absolutely be back to Gem Lake!

No light pollution from nearby Geneva! You can see the moon and 2 planets here.Hidden Gem LakeBeautiful super private lake to ourselves with breathtaking sunsetsWe were totally set for firewood for the weekend!! Enough bush also to easily get the fire started in the area!!
Hipcamper Iris

Amazing weekend at hidden gem!

Iris B.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

Several friends and I decided to book this campground for a much-needed break after quarantining with our families throughout the pandemic. After staying for the weekend, we all wished we could stay longer. Emory’s campground exceeded all our expectations: it was incredibly private, serene, and relaxing. Emory directed us through a tangle of paths between cornfields and soybean crops to the campsite itself. We camped on the higher ground of a grassy field with a direct lakeside view. The lake was extremely private (with only one neighbor on the far side) and surrounded by vibrant purple flowers. There was also a small, floating dock attached to the lake, and we enjoyed many hours floating out, swimming, sunbathing, and boating. One night, we went for a swim as the sun was setting, and the sky was filled with bright stars. It was so clear that we were able to see a shooting star as we floated in the water.

The campsite itself was fully equipped with sitting, eating, and cooking areas. Emory was an extremely hospitable host, providing us with canoes and a paddle boat for the lake and citronella tiki torches to avoid mosquitoes at night. He was extremely responsive whenever we had questions. On Saturday morning, Emory’s parents brought us potable water, fresh eggs, and freshly picked blackberries. It was an incredible weekend, and we would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing and beautiful camping trip.

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Hipcamper Peter
Peter Z.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2020

Truly a hidden gem. Little lake tucked away in the corner of a hard working family farm. Osprey, Heron, hawks I didnt recognize and stars galore on a clear night. There are fish too.

Hipcamper Rachel B.
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August 10th, 2020
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August 16th, 2020
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August 12th, 2020
Hipcamper Dyllan M.
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July 8th, 2020
Hidden gem lake
New York
United States
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