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TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK, NY
DescriptionTaughannock 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.
Taughannock Falls State Park is located in the town of Ulysses, in Tompkins County.
Among the park's numerous activities are beach swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, park-organized recreation programs and viewing waterfalls,
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 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."
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Alerts and Important InformationDID YOU KNOW you save 15-20% by reserving a weeknight* campsite? (*Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays)
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.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The park is located on Route 89, 8 miles north of Ithaca. 607-387-6739
Mailing Address:TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK
2221 TAUGHANNOCK Park Rd.
TRUMANSBURG NY 14886
Phone Number:Project Office:(607)387-6739
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