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TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK, NY

Status: Closed through Thu Apr 16 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Sep 26 2015   Later Dates
84 site(s) found

Description

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.

Geography:

Taughannock Falls State Park is located in the town of Ulysses, in Tompkins County.

Recreation:

Among the park's numerous activities are beach swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, park-organized recreation programs and viewing waterfalls,

Facilities:

Many park facilities are accessible to disabled visitors, including the beach, rustic cabins, food concessions, nature trail, picnic pavilions and picnic tables, scenic viewpoints, showers, and campsites. The park also offers a year a around boat launch, a marina with available transient slips, a boat pump-out station and a campground dumping station, In season an ice skating rink, sledding hill, snowshoeing and cross country sking are available. The gorge trail to the falls is open year round.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby state parks include Robert H. Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, Sampson State Park, and Watkins Glen State Park. Add "Nearby family friendly attractions include the Museum of the Earth, Cayuga Nature Center, the Sciencenter and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Sapsucker Woods. Many Finger Lakes wineries are close by as well."

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Picnicking
  • Powerboating
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Convenience Store
  • First Aid Station
  • Golfing
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
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.

  • This is a campground with small sites.
  • There is a 215 foot waterfall nearby.
  • A bridge prevents launch of boats that project more than 6' above water line.
  • Campsites may be rented for a 2 night minimum stay all season.
  • For those looking to book only 1-night, if you make your reservation within 7 days of your arrival you can book a 1-night stay online or through the Call Center.
  • Cabins must be rented for a 2-night minimum during non-peak season and for a 7 or 14 night minimum during PEAK season.
  • Only 2 pets per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
  • 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.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    42.54278, -76.60611
    42°32'34"N, 76°36'22"W

    The park is located on Route 89, 8 miles north of Ithaca. 607-387-6739

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK
    2221 TAUGHANNOCK Park Rd.
    TRUMANSBURG  NY  14886

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (607)387-6739