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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!: Protect New York's lakes by arriving with your boat cleaned, drained, and dry. Please take action before you leave home to reduce the transport of aquatic invasives. Visit the NYSDEC website for more information on inspecting and cleaning your boat and gear.
BUTTERMILK FALLS STATE PARK, NY
DescriptionButtermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small lake; hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim; picnic areas; and playing fields. The lower park has a campground, stream fed water fall, and playing fields, beyond which is Larch Meadows. Larch Meadows is a moist, shady glen and wetland area, through which a nature trail winds. Park activities, including tours through Buttermilk gorge, are offered weekly from July 4th through Labor Day.
Buttermilk Falls State Park is located south of Ithaca.
Fishing, hiking, hunting, and field sports are the most popular park activities.
The park offers, cabins, campsites, nature trail, picnic tables and pavilions, playground, playing fields, showers, and waterfalls are accessible to everyone.
Nearby state parks include Sampson State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Newtown Battlefield Reservation and Watkins Glen State Park.
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Alerts and Important Information2014: Swimming to open in late June! Check back for status updates.
Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.
To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.
Peak season runs from the end of June to the end of August. A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping within a 16 day period. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.
IMPORTANT: New York State Parks encourages everyone to be safe outdoors. Please take a few moments to read about the health risks associated with tick bites and some simple steps you can take to safeguard you and your family.http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04092014Ticks
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The park is located on Route 13, south of Ithaca. 607-273-5761
Mailing Address:BUTTERMILK FALLS STATE PARK
105 Enfield Falls Rd
ITHACA NY 14850
Phone Number:Project Office: (607)273-5761
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