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.
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.
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:
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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.