Robert H Treman State Park
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Introduction

Get out in your RV and head to Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, New York. Known for its natural beauty and unique features, this is a park that will not disappoint. You will need to pack your hiking boots to venture out and travel the nine miles of trails including the rugged Enfield Glen gorge. There are 12 waterfalls, including the picturesque 115-foot Lucifer Falls. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy a unique swimming experience in a stream-fed pool beneath a waterfall or relax on the beach. This park features handicapped accessibility at all the park’s facilities and many of the activities.

From family reunions at the pavilions to enjoying the sunshine out in the water, the experiences at Robert H. Treman State Park can be enjoyed year-round. Due to its growing popularity, electric campsites do fill up fast so reservations are encouraged. Note that most sites are good for larger RVs but not all. Make this a fun stop for a weekend trip or a great place to enjoy for a few nights with the sun, water, hiking, and exploring in the great outdoors. Memories are waiting to be made at Robert H. Treman State Park - get there today.

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Transportation in Robert H Treman State Park

Driving

Pack your GPS and get on the road as you travel to stay at this great park. Not all RV camping sites are created equal and Robert H. Treman State Park is definitely a place to enjoy a unique experience. Just a quick hike away, make plans to visit the 12 waterfalls when you visit this vast luscious park. Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the park is on Route 327, just off of Route 13 and a short drive from Ithaca, Enfield, and Newfield. Perfect for a day trip or a week-long vacation, you’ll be glad you made it here!

Parking

A more rustic camping site, be aware that the internal roads may take some patience to navigate. The camping sites with electricity are not quite level and may cause difficulty in parking larger RVs. Consider packing leveling blocks to make this part of the trip easier. Travel Tip - there are no pull-through sites at this park so be prepared to back-in your RV.

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Campgrounds and parking in Robert H Treman State Park

Campsites in Robert H Treman State Park

Reservations camping

Robert H. Treman State Park Campground

Set off on a road trip to make memories that will last a lifetime at New York’s Robert H. Treman State Park. On this 1,110-acre location, camp with your RV in a quiet forest or open field for a unique experience. Set away from water or a stream, the popular waterfalls are accessible after a few miles of a hike. Grab your camera and travel the dirt path from the campsite to walk up the mountain for a breathtaking sunset. Out of 70 campsites, only 11 sites have electric hookups for the RVs but do not provide sewer. There is a dump station on premises.

Most sites are suitable for larger RVs, but not all. In addition to your RV, you may also pitch a tent at the campsite. Visitors receive a picnic table and fire ring with their rental. Campers will find flush toilets and free showers in well-maintained facilities with the camp’s playground only yards away from your RV. Firewood is available onsite for purchase if needed. If you plan to camp at this state park, you will need to make a reservation in advance as the season is April to November. If your dog or cat plan to tag along on your adventure, bring your proof of rabies vaccination with you as it is a requirement of all NY State Parks. Have a great time reconnecting with nature during your stay at this unforgettable New York state park.

First-come first-served

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Seasonal activities in Robert H Treman State Park

In-Season

Starlab Planetarium

Calling all future astronauts! The fun does not end when the sun sets at this state park. See the stars in the night sky through a different perspective with this great planetarium event. Hosted in the North Picnic area, grab a blanket and beauty of the evening. Bring the family for fun activities that include model rockets and pocket solar system. Bring your telescope as this is perfect for all astrology fans on a clear, crisp evening.

Swimming

Have an adventure like no other as you jump from a diving board into a waterfall. A tradition of this the state park, generations have enjoyed this popular swimming hole. Only a five to 15-minute walk from the campground, swimming is only open during the season. A perfect place to cool off to enjoy after a hard hike or to enjoy on a sunny day. The park does provide trained lifeguards that are on duty.

Lucifer’s Crossing

Hit the trails and take on this running challenge with Lucifer’s Crossing. Held in the fall, this 6.66-mile run includes 1,400 feet with countless stairs in the first three miles. Catch your breath as you take in the majestic waterfalls of Lucifer's Falls and scenic views from the trail. There is a free kid’s hill climber race in the morning prior to the run. Have what it takes? Registration is required and can be done online.

Off-Season

First Saturday Hike

Grab your boots and hit the trails as you enjoy the fresh air on Saturday mornings! Join the group as you meet them at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. The hike will start on the Rim trail that leads you to view from an overlook the popular Lucifer Falls. Travel a section of the Finger Lakes Trail as the hike is approximately four and a half miles but may change due to the weather or the conditions of the trail. Registration is not required.

Rhythmic Freefall!

Calling all music lovers! In the fall, Rhythmic Freefall is one of the area’s large-scale outdoor event held at Lower Falls in the park. Held in the fall, visitors can listen to the sounds of 100 drummers playing the tabla as they participate in the celebration of rhythms underneath the Lower Main Falls. Feel relaxed as you listen to the powerful beats of the drums accompanied by the majestic sound of the water. A perfect pairing for the senses, grab a blanket and enjoy a once in a lifetime concert during your RV stay at the park.

Heritage Day

Learn more about the history of Robert H. Treman State Park and its importance to the Ithaca area. Open to visitors of all ages, join a member of the state park’s staff and archaeologists on a one-hour guided one-mile hike and history tour. Learn how the park was created, local Ithaca area history as well as its natural history. Grab your hiking boots out of the rig and enjoy guided tours of the Old Mill, Upper Park, Upper Gorge, and Lucifer Falls.

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