Taughannock Falls State Park
Ithaca, NY

About Taughannock Falls State Park

Lake Side Rating
  • Lookout over Taughannock Falls

  • Site 78

  • SIte 66 is Typical of Sites in This Area

  • Site 9 in the Electric Loop

  • Electric Loop from Site 3

  • Electric Loop

  • View of Electric Loop from Site 4

  • New Electric Loop

  • View of Site 30. Many Sites Here Are Quite Deep

  • View Down the Road From Site 42

  • View From Site 42

  • Bathhouse Behind Site 66/9

Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with a marina, a boat launch, and a beach nearby. A multi-use trail, for hiking and cross-country skiing, winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds. The park also offers organized activities, including tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.

  1. located just northwest of Ithaca NY close to the western shore of Cayuga Lake
  2. 74 campsites, none are on or near water, 68 are reservable
  3. 18 campsites are electric
  4. sites of various size with the majority being more suited to tents and small trailers
  5. a great base camp for exploring the Taughannock Falls, rim trails, and enjoying water activities on Cayuga Lake

Camping Fees

$18/night non-electric, add $6 for electric sites
Weekend/Holiday surcharge $4/night
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri Apr 15, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri Apr 21, 2017 thru Sun Oct 8, 2017

Map Location

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Max 30ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 30ft

Max 20ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 20ft

Tent Specific - These sites are suitable for tents only

Max 25ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 25ft

Hike-In - These sites require walking into the site to the pad. Suitable for tents only

Max 35ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 35ft

Taughannock Falls Lake Site ( photos)
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