Finger Lakes Camping

Finger Lakes camping is a popular lodging choice with visitors exploring the celebrated New York state region. Numerous choice areas bordering on several of the best lakes offer fantastic amenities and exquisite scenic backdrops. Finger Lakes campgrounds are interlaced with a something else not found amid many of the best NY state parks: wineries. To awake and see a hilly backdrop spotted with leading wineries is a one-of-a-kind sight in a state park. Essentially there are five areas within Finger Lakes home to numerous campgrounds. These include the central, northeast and northwest sections as well as the southeast and southwest areas.

Finger Lakes National Forest in Lodi is set between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake,  encompasses 16,000 acres. It a great spot for seeking out Cayuga Lake camping options. The Finger Lakes campgrounds are open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day and consist of a single circuit interspersed with abundant mature trees. Close to several main hiking trails and wine trails, the rustic camping area is a great destination. In un-designated parts of the forest, Finger Lakes camping is free. Berry picking on the forest plot, horseback riding on three allocated trails, and winter snowmobiling, and cross country skiing are popular activities.

Cayuga Lake State Park is ideal for Cayuga Lake camping. The location harnesses the best of things to do. Facilities include showers, restrooms, parking, a boat launch, a comfort station, a picnic shelter and tables, and a playground. A host of activities are easily accessible. On the water, enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, and sail boarding. Close to these Finger Lakes campgrounds are more fun things to do including golfing, shopping, and cultural activities. Cayuga Lake camping also means easy route to Seneca Lake on the east side and a host of wineries along two of the major wine trails.

Buttermilk Falls State Park, adjacent to Ithaca is a scenic, convenient, and exciting destination—an excellent choice in Finger Lakes campgrounds. The cascading creek flows, white and foamy, down a valley into Cayuga Lake. The upper area of Buttermilk Falls houses a smaller size lake, woodland hiking paths and trails bordering the gorge, and picnic areas. Both hunting and fishing are permitted. On the lower side there is a swimming pool, sports fields, and the main campground. Finger Lakes camping at Buttermilk is available along with cabin rentals.

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