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Overview of Buttermilk Falls State Park Campground

Number of Sites 25

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May - Oct.

Elevation 393 ft / 119 m

Max Length 20 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Buttermilk Falls State Park Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/1/2019
4 reviews
“Nice Site - If You Have Good Neighbors”

Reviewed 4/2/2023

Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

This campground is very nice, and we thought it was ideal until our neighbor turned up. The guy had a huge fire burning until the early hours, kept yelling at his kids not to annoy the neighbors, even though he was the problem. Even after his family went to bed, he sat by his inferno drinking heavily, and singing to the loud music he was playing. Worst of all, there did not seem to be any patrols and if there were, they did nothing. Otherwise, the place is clean and the pitches adequate. The shower block only had cold water and there were no dish washing sinks, although our pitch did have water. Great location for the falls and plenty of cute wildlife to see. We left a day early because of the person next to us, but that’s the risk you take when tent camping I suppose. We’d come back if we had a trailer.

Site Quality

camper-595380 would stay here again

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8 reviews
“Lovely park, crowded sites, close to town”

Reviewed 7/1/2019

Nightly rate: $29
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

The campground is 10 minutes from downtown Ithaca, yet it’s quiet and hidden away from non-campers. The falls are beautiful. There’s a good trail system.

The campsites are nearly all flat and have enough space for a van like ours, but any kind of RV would be a challenge. Better for tent camping.

That said, there’s no separation between sites. Just a marker on the road, and the sites aren’t huge. So be prepared to get to know your neighbors!

A site is technically just $20, but the reservation fee is another $9. NY, eh?

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

Shackleton would stay here again

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1 review

noted 10/15/2021

Paying for a campsite at any of the five state parks in the area gives you free access on the same day(s) to all the state parks. (Without a campsite, your $9 vehicle fee gets you into all the parks for the day.)

Buttermilk Falls State Park is right on the edge of Ithaca. You can see the main waterfall immediately after parking. A steep trail with stairs takes you to the top. All the NY state parks are dog friendly — just keep your dog on a 6-foot leash. If you are camping, you WILL be asked to show proof of rabies vaccination and a collar tag is not good enough; you will need the paper certificate.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • ADA Accessible
  • recycle
  • restrooms: onsite
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pet restrictions: 2 pet limit
  • pets


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