Taughannock Falls State Park

State Park

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2221 Taughannock Park Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
607-387-6739
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GPS: 42.5455, -76.6073

Last Price Paid: $33
Number of Sites: 78
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 683 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
AT&T 3G
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Retired
Huntsville, ON, Canada
Aliner Ranger 15'
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $33
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16
“Great Rugged Trails”

Reviewed Jun 03, 2017

Overall Rating

I stayed here for 2-night layover enroute to my destination campground. I chose Taughannock because of its location and for its trails.
The electric sites are very close together and provide no privacy, the tenting sites are somewhat better in this regard. The Comfort Station in the electric loop is older, but was clean, provided good, hot showers and an indoor wash station.

The rim trails provide fantastic views of the river and the gorge. You can access both the north and south branches of the rim trail from the gorge parking lot. Both branches start with a staircase of about 120 steps--although there is an 'alternate route' around the north rim steps that I did not explore. If this is too daunting for some, you can access the rim trail from the North Rim Visitors' Centre. The gorge trail is flat all the way to the falls. At an easy pace, I hiked both the rim loop and the gorge trail in about 2 1/2 hours, which included many stops for photos and a short delay while a crew was scaling rocks above the gorge trail. I hiked approx. 5 miles in total.

There is a large park along Cayuga Lake by the Park Office. Due to my limited stay, I did not have the opportunity to explore it, I would definitely like to return to hike the trail again and to kayak.

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3bars
AT&T 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Riglet

21 Winnebago Rialta
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14

Riglet would stay here again

“Scenic wooded park a bit too close to SR 89. Beautiful hikes nearby.”

Reviewed Sep 30, 2016

Overall Rating

It's very easy to drive right past the campground entrance sign in the dusk, since google maps drops you off at the park office down and across the highway. Look for Taughannock Park Road off SR 89, 1/4 mile north of the park office.

The campground was mostly clean and well-maintained. Sites on the electric (first) loop were a bit close together, without adequate greenery between some sites - our picnic table was very close to the water service. There's also noticeable but rarely obnoxious road noise.

The showers on the second/non-electric loop are nicer - that bathroom has an all-new interior, so don't let the "vintage camp" exterior mislead you.

One negative was that after we spent 15 minutes picking cigarette butts off the ground at our site and the vacant one adjacent (hey, we're good neighbors!), the Parks employee who came by shortly afterward to water the newly-planted saplings flicked his butt to the ground - at our campsite, no less.

That said, even in the extreme drought the hikes along Taughannock Gorge to the (3) falls were beautiful. The gorge hike is an easy, mostly level, handicapped-accessible wide path through a mix of woods and open creekside, ending in a scenic lookout at the base of the middle (Taughannock) falls. The rim trails are more difficult, but you can drive halfway up and park at the Visitor's Center to hike just part of the North Rim Trail if preferred. Another substantial trail is under construction and will eventually span 8 miles or so to connect the Upper Falls with Ithaca, NY.

We expect to go back in a year or two. It's the only state park campground near beautiful, lively Ithaca which offers electric hookups.

Cell coverage listed includes w/booster.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • marina
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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