18 Parks near Ithaca, New York
Jul 2015 - $21.00
We stayed in the sites with 30 amp service. These sites are not level, and we had a great deal of trouble leveling out 40 foot RV. Shorter rigs or trailers would find these sites satisfactory for leveling. If we stay here again, we will stay in the level sites in the field, that do not have electrical service, and would use our generator. There is much to do in this area, with a spectacular hike through a gorge with many waterfalls, and swimming in a pool in the park that is fed by a waterfall. Also there are nearby wine tours through the Finger Lakes,as well as the Corning glass museum about a 40 min drive from the park. - hoppytoad
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Avoid. Make no mistake: I like rustic, old fashioned campgrounds, but this place feels way off and the facilities are worse. The photos and description here and on their website are misleading at best!
-- Our campsite was not remotely level or flat, and it was covered in leaves. I'm talking about huge dips and valleys in the site that made it hard to get four legs of chair all touching the ground, let alone a table.
-- Our firepit was filled with trash
-- The sewer connection at our site did not have a threaded connection, so I had to weigh down my hose with rocks.
-- My boys reported than the fun center/arcade was filled with mostly broken games
-- The "massive" pool ain't that big -- and the surface of it is broken up enough that you're walking around on concrete cracks and pebbles.
-- The bathrooms were ridiculous. I suppose they were clean-ish (lots of bugs, though), but how about a toilet seat that's not decades old? And how about you make it so you can't plainly see people peeing in the other bathroom while standing in the doorway of your own? I didn't feel adventurous enough to try the showers.
Overall, there's crap everywhere at this camp. It feels like people have been camping there for YEARS and have left toys and possessions everywhere. It also seems like the campground is maybe buying (used? tagsale?) consumer products as "public" items? Hard to tell. Either way, it makes you feel like everywhere on the grounds has already been "claimed" by someone else who left there stuff there. The haphazard layout of campsites, with tents and trailers all mashed together doesn't help you understand what's what.
Two people in two days commented to us how short term campers were ruining the place for seasonal people. This is CLEARLY a campground for seasonal people and we were clearly not welcome.
-- I thought the location was close (10 minutes) to Ithaca
-- They come around and get your trash twice. - Thiel
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Our second time here. We really like this park. Large sites with fire ring. The park is huge and surrounded by corn fields. Large swimming pool and hay rides for the kids. The kind of place I wish I could have spent the summer when I was a kid. Lake Cayuga is 10 minutes away with large boat ramps. You really feel like your camping here, surely not a corporate park as it's family owned. The place gets busy on the weekends so booking a site is a good idea. The owners quietly keep an eye on things and rowdys aren't tolerated. We hope we can come back again someday. - jimboy
Sep 2012 - $40.00
This place is a DUMP. We paid for 3 nights, but left after the second a $40 good decision. Quiet time 11-7 - forget it. Water pressure - zilch plus smelled like swamp water. Shower(ONE)filthy, bathrooms - dirty. Destitute trailer owners as well as some trailers that are obviously abandoned and slowly crumbling. Many have out buildings, extra tents, plies of trash, 'toys' in a mish mash. Never did see a management individual - we were left a map with a line drawn to the site but had us entering from the wrong direction which meant a circle around the muddy dirt roads. The pool - I think that's what it was - closed. Then there was the idiot at 6:00am that started his truck with loud mufflers and tried to see if he could rattle the valves on the engine. This could be a fantastic campground if the right owners were to do a house cleaning. Nicely sited, beautifully treed - but it needs a major overhaul and clean out of 'seasonals' who make their own rules. - IC2
Jun 2016 - $25.00
What a gem. Surprised that Myers Park hasn't been reviewed before. A town park located right on Cayuga Lake! No pool but who needs it when you have the lake? Sites are at back of park, but can see a little from sites and easy walk. Our site (#11) required a couple boards to level but overall fairly level. Reservations REQUIRED; you must call during business hours. Only campground in county directly on the lake. About 2 1/2 miles to some shopping and 5 miles to good shopping (restaurants, groceries, hardware, etc), 10 miles to downtown Ithaca. Wonderful onsite host. "Bathroom" near camping are a couple porta-potties, flush and showers in the swimming area. Train behind park runs twice a day - on most days. - BandD
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Bathrooms were a bit dirty. Campsites were nice and private, not too crammed together. Easy walk down a long flight of stairs to get to the trailhead to the falls. - BeeNbop
Jun 2015 - $26.00
We stayed two nights at this state park on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. There were 78 sites, many not level, in the woods with clean bathhouses including showers. A number of water spigots in the two loop camping area. The camping area is not easy to find. One needs to stop by the park office on the lake side of 89 to register then head north for a little bit and find the park road and start to head up. The camping road will be on the left. If you reach the parking area for the falls you have gone too far. There is also a parking area on 89 for the lower falls. A number of trails to the falls and one can be found at the end of loop two in the campground. Check-in was easy and we enjoyed our stay even though it was a rainy day. The falls are considered one of the outstanding natural attractions of the northeast. They plunge 215 feet over rocky cliffs into the gorge, and what a fantastic sight it is. There is a picnic area, swimming and boat dock with slips on the lake side of 89. The park is also used for cross country skiing, sledding and skating. Summer concerts are held on the lake side. We would return to camp here. - gsnakehill
Jul 2012 - $25.00
We loved the water area of the park, which is down on the lake. Tons of things to do and very enjoyable. We did not like the camp sites, too small and placed too close to each other. The traffic in the camp went on all night, along with very loud fellow campers, barking dogs, screaming kids, and pets running loose, which caused fights. Limited shade on our site and NO grass what so ever. We will not be visiting again. - can4
Jun 2016 - $29.00
NY Site 55 Sunday June 5, 2016 Cost: $28.75 This park has about 10 sites with electricity and 60 sites all located in the woods. Our site was huge with a picnic table and fire pit and an easy walk to the bath house. There are hiking trails along the gorge viewing five waterfalls and geological formations. Fishing is allowed and in the winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Other activities are baseball, basketball, bird watching, picnic tables, playground and recreation programs. There is a spring fed old fashion swimming hole during the summer. The bath houses are clean and it is a quiet campground during the week. The hiking trail to the main waterfall is a easy half mile walk. Very easy and definitely worth it. One can continue on the two rim trails or the gorge trail which goes across the river a number of times. I would make reservations for the weekends and in the summer. We would return to this campground! North on route 38A to 20 west in Seneca Falls is the National Women's Rights Historic Museum which is free but worth a stop! Very well done! - gsnakehill
Sep 2012 - $35.00
We used this park to bike around Owasco Lake. There are 10 electric only sites. Site 54 had 50 amps, the other 9 have 30 amp. Site 51 is satellite friendly, a few more may be. Sites are asphalt and level, with a lot of grassy space between sites, all with picnic tables and a fire ring. The nonelectric sites are all grass. It is well kept, a very nice state park. There are very nice hiking trails and a natural swimming pond in the summer. Great for dogs! Did not use the bath house but it is tiled and looks nice. No wifi, but good Verizon 3G service and acceptable ATT service. There is a seviceable market in Moravia one mile away for essentials. Very quiet this time of year and we would come back. Price reflects non NY resident. - harrisgowing
Sep 2008 - $47.00
We stayed here in a cabin as a base for some winery tours. The park itself is beautiful with miles of hiking trails along the creek. In the summer they dam a section and have a swimming area. The bathrooms by the cabins are a little older but were kept clean (with the exception of some bugs in the showers). There is a new shower house/bathroom in the camping area which is very nice but the water did not get as hot as it did in the older shower house. The cabin was decent with an apartment sized fridge/freezer and also a stove/oven. The cabins only have twin beds (one bunk bed and 2 separate beds). We ended up pushing the 2 beds together (not easy as they are kind of heavy). I will warn that the mattresses are HARD. We were lucky enough to have water right next to our cabin. We also brought an electric heater with us as the cabins have no heat and no fans. It was also nice that we were able to have our dogs in the cabin with us. We would definitely rent a cabin here again. - chemgoddess1
Apr 2011 - $12.00
We called & met the owner, the place was more like an open field adjacent to large farm land -- somewhat isolated, though there were several long-term camp units further in, under the trees; we wanted satellite reception, so parked out on the long access road leading into the place. We stayed here in late season, after Labor Day, wanted water & electric hook-ups; we are/were 50' long, with 30' fifth wheel.. We will stay here, again -- likely in Oct. - Don_F
Jun 2016 - $55.00
We tried to find good things. Stayed twice, as we reserved to stay on trip north and then return trip. Trip up we had to make do with a 30 amp, no sewer site. We agreed to that as there was a gathering of Airstreams going on at the time. The bathrooms were dark, maybe a blessing. Two showers with no privacy. The bathrooms near the pool were a tad better. Not easy access to the interstate. A winding narrow road to get there. Big rig unfriendly is the best way to describe the roads within the park. Narrow and dusty. Could use a few garbage cans around the park especially near the dog park. Lady at check-in pleasant, everyone cranky at best. Only two decent spots in the park and we were lucky enough to get one on the return trip. Dump station hard to access and receiving pipe for black water 1 foot off of the ground! Verizon spotty. If I have another choice next time through I will take it. - User1308
May 2016 - $55.00
This is the most convenient private FHU CG near Ithaca, NY. It is not well suited for big rigs and access for big rigs is difficult from RT13. You should avoid NY RT 327. It has a hairpin turn, an 8% and 6% grades. There are only two pull through sites. While wide enough for the MH you stepped off in to grass. The sites are uneven front to back and the lack of width makes accessing your steps on a slope. Two channels OTA TV. We were able to hit the Direct satellite for reception. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. With a smaller rig TT or C this would be a great park. They appear to be upgrading the electrical system in several areas. - wdw
Aug 2015 - $43.00
This park was relatively close to Ithaca, which was mainly why we chose it. There is a steep and windy (10MPH in some spots) road that leads up to it from town, so be aware. The lady checking us in was very helpful, switching us to a 50 amp site that we hadn't been scheduled for. The reason for the average rating was that there was no WiFi, no cable TV, and no local TV reception. It sounds like WiFi is in the works (and possibly Cable TV as well), but it wasn't up and running during our visit. This is a very large and spacious RV park, and the setting is very much like a park. Dead quiet - great for sleeping. - coffeetime
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Not the nicest campground. We liked and used the pool. We enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend entertainment. The bathrooms and showers are not nice. Good location for local wineries and visiting Ithaca, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen. - RVBlessings
Aug 2015 - $17.00
Quiet park, small town. Basic W/E/S, pool, WiFi, only 1 W/D (but clean), has DVD rentals. Only has 4 spots with 50 amps, we got one. They are right in the heart of the "wine country" so it's popular around here, as well as weekends are tough because Watkins Glen isn't far and racing is done on then (as well as the lakes are popular I guess. Found it very difficult to get reservations over the weekend anywhere around here. I was surprised they offered Passport Amer! Nice people. - MarieB
Aug 2015 - $17.00
A very nice and large open campground with motorhomes backed up against a treeline that provides lots of shade through much of the day.
A select few sites with full-hookups are situated in a more open area with much less shade, but more privacy and closer to the pond. The sites are at times a little cramped but not too bad.
Our site was Water/Electric, and very close to the clean bathrooms and showers. The bathroom is interesting in that the ceiling is open throughout the building with tall walls that divide the womens/mens area; however, it is easy to hear what's going on in the other bathrooms or showers.
The saltwater Pool is situated in an open area with lots of sun. They do have umbrellas for shade and a nearby tree.
Playground is large with many homemade contraptions for the kids. Rec room is in a garage, which does require a fee to play billiards and few other arcade games. I think the ping-pong is free.
Huge bass pond with some very large bass (4lb+), though most were around a 12" or so.
Nature trail along the edge of forest line that goes down to a large gorge, which then branches into many gorges.
Owners are very friendly and made us Amish friendship bread.
The area is situated between two large finger lakes, of which are lined with all kinds of places to visit. The area gets an inordinate amount of sunshine compared to the rest of the state, given its unique mediterranean like micro-climate.
The place has a gentle, warm, sunny, nice feel to it. Everyone seemed very friendly too. - mynyel
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Vulgar Hosts, Shockingly Rude. Worst campground hosts ever. The monster speed bumps at the entrance will damage your vehicle. The owner screamed at ME for the damage, and blocked us in his property while his daughter cursed us out in front of her children. We came in peace, and left shocked and appauled. - Jeep99
Jul 2013 - $48.00
We camped here in a 38' fiver over the 4th weekend. We had marginal 30 amps and water, no sewer. First nite, someone needed our fire ring more than we did. The management seemed nice to start, but was very confrontational when my search for the dumpster was thwarted. Map does not show which road to take to get there. Once arriving at the proper road to access the ONE dumpster with a long weekend's trash, the road is gated off. Had to walk 50ft or so with all the stuff. Once there, no recycle containers. Road to dump station is also chained across entry and exit. Previous comments about massive/frequent speed bumps confirmed. Bottom line, this is a seasonal dominated campground. Only a few transient sites, most of which are "on the hill". Breeze off the lake pushes the gnats to guess where? There may be other nice campgrounds in the area, but if this is the only one with openings 1) I can see why, and 2) we'll stay home. - Sibernut
Jun 2013 - $43.00
Great campground despite the unusual access. The owners were very friendly and keen to help make a pleasant stay. Our back-in lot was easy to set-up, almost level gravel/grass with a concrete patio pad. The view from the rear of our Fifth Wheel was very pretty overlooking the lake. - Limey51