Discover Seneca County's Campgrounds
Camping offers the best of both worlds in Seneca County. Not only will you be conveniently located to all of the region's major attractions - but you can experience the beauty and serenity of the outdoors as only the Finger Lakes region can offer.
Seneca County has six State Parks, a National Forest and more than 72 miles of shoreline. There is an abundance of hiking and biking trails and lots of scenic vistas.
For the peak of camping season, you can expect the following conditions:
Month Avg. High Temp Avg. Low Temp Avg. Precipitation June 75 53 3.9 in July 80 58 3.7 in August 79 57 3.6 in September 72 51 2.9 in
Cayuga Lake State Park (Seneca Falls), Seneca Lake State Park (Geneva) and Sampson State Park (Romulus) offer the best public swimming spots -- but there are plenty of others found throughout the region's two biggest lakes in addition to the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.
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Story from Walt Gable, County Historian
For many years local people enjoyed the privately operated picnic grounds on the site of the present Cayuga Lake State Park. In 1886, shortly after a group of New York City businessmen purchased the property, a railroad extension was added -- making it the first standard gauge railroad line ever built in this country for the primary purpose of reaching a summer resort.