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Buttermilk Falls State Park showcases the natural beauty and serenity of the Finger Lakes region. The park is named after a picturesque waterfall formed by Buttermilk Creek, which cascades 600 feet down a rocky valley and whips up cream-colored froth and foam. Scenic hiking trails make it easy to explore the park on foot, with fishing, birdwatching, and nature photography also popular activities.

Planning a road trip in the Finger Lakes region? Book an RV in Tompkins County and you can enjoy a relaxing RV camping trip at Buttermilk Falls State Park. You'll love chasing waterfalls by day and falling asleep under a canopy of twinkling stars. With a home on wheels, you're all set to explore other Empire State gems like Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, and the Adirondacks.

Getting Outdoors

Cascading more than 500 feet down a rocky gorge, Buttermilk Falls is the main attraction at this state park. At the base of Buttermilk Falls is a crystalline swimming hole that's great for cooling off in the summer. A sun-drenched grassy area overlooks the falls and is dotted with picnic tables. Be sure to fill your basket with Finger Lakes specialties such as artisan cheese, cherries, and homemade grape pie. Wash it down with fresh apple cider.

If you feel like stretching your legs, several trails wind through Buttermilk Falls State Park and showcase the scenery. The Lake Treman Trail hugs the banks of Buttermilk Creek for a mile and a half and takes you up to a glassy lake. For a glimpse of the park's wetland ecosystem, explore the Larch Meadows nature trail. For a more strenuous hike, lace up your boots and hit the waterfall-strewn Rim or Gorge Trails. Expect steep steps and slippery rocks.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Buttermilk Falls State Park offers fantastic public programs, ranging from guided birdwatching walks to tours through Buttermilk Gorge. Anglers can cast a line for bass and trout. As you explore the park, keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful Grey Petaltail Dragonfly, an ancient species that traces its history to the Jurassic Period.

Camping at Buttermilk Falls State Park

The Buttermilk Falls State Park RV campground features 25 sites set among mature maples and hemlocks. Sites are compact and surrounded by trees, making them suitable for smaller campervan rentals and trailers, as well as tents. No hookups are provided, which makes Buttermilk Falls State Park a fantastic place to enjoy a back-to-nature getaway. Private firepits make it easy to cook up American-style breakfasts and roast s'mores around the fire pit.

While the campground at Buttermilk Falls State Park is basic, you'll have access to centrally located modern bathroom blocks with toilets and hot showers. Generators are also allowed during designated hours. In addition to campsites, Buttermilk Falls State Park maintains a handful of basic wooden cabins. Pets are also welcome to camp at Buttermilk Falls State Park, so why not rent a motorhome that's pet-friendly and bring along Fido? If you're driving a larger rig, consider staying at one of the private campgrounds in Tomkins County. You'll also find fantastic RV camping options at nearby Finger Lakes state parks like Robert H. Treman, Stony Brook, and Fillmore Glen.

Exploring the Area

Camping in an RV at Buttermilk Falls State Park is a fantastic opportunity to explore the postcard-perfect Finger Lakes region. This captivating corner of the Empire State is famous for tumbling waterfalls, dramatic gorges, and rugged canyons. Don't miss Robert H. Treman State Park, where you'll find a dozen multi-tiered waterfalls, as well as scenic hiking trails and a gorgeous swimming hole.

Foodies will savor the bounty of boutique wineries, creameries, and roadside stands selling farm-fresh produce. Finger Lakes also cradles its fair share of craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries. A one-hour drive up scenic Route 89 will take you to Seneca Falls, a historic town known as the birthplace of the women's rights movement. Learn more about the milestone era at the Women's Rights National Historical Park.

Provisions and motorhome camping essentials can be found in Ithaca, a two-mile drive north of Buttermilk Falls State Park. The lively college town is set on Cayuga Lake and is anchored by historic Cornell University. Catch a film at the art-house cinema, eat your way through farm-to-table cafes, and soak up the lively student atmosphere. As the largest city in the Finger Lakes region, Ithaca offers a great selection of camper rentals near Buttermilk Falls State Park. A four-hour drive southeast, New York City is a natural base for kickstarting an Empire State road trip.

RV Rentals in Buttermilk Falls State Park, NY

Buttermilk Falls State Park, NY is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Buttermilk Falls State Park. Outdoorsy's Buttermilk Falls State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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