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Waterloo Harbor Campground

A tranquil waterfront campground near Syracuse, Waterloo Harbor Campground could be the perfect headquarters for your outdoorsy vacation. On Highway 20 in Seneca County, just minutes from Waterloo, the campground is just a stone’s throw away from some of the best state parks in the region. You can start hiking on nature trails or join the Cayuga-Seneca Cycle Trail directly from the campground. For cultural and historical sites, Waterloo Harbor Campground is only a short drive from nearby hamlets and villages.At this RV park, you can choose from campsites with full hookups (water/electric/sewer) or water/electric-only hookups with 30/50 amp service. Guests can make use of the campground's shower facilities, laundry room, and restrooms. Plus, you can stay connected with on-site WiFi. For your basic needs, you can shop at the camp’s general store and purchase firewood for an evening campfire.When it comes to keeping the kids entertained, this family-friendly Finger Lakes campground ticks a lot of boxes. On-site, there are bicycle rentals and watersport rentals available, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. You can team up with your neighbors for a game of tetherball and sand volley or make use of the horseshoe pits and cornhole. There’s also a badminton area and basketball hoop, plus a large open field for Frisbee, football, or family games. You’ll find plenty to keep all the family entertained while you’re RV camping here.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

One of the first places you can visit when you’re RV camping at Waterloo Harbor Campground is Cayuga Lake State Park. Its grassy lawns and picnic areas make this park perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the fresh air, but it also offers several recreational activities. You can play a round of basketball in the day-use area, swim in the lake, or launch your own boat. Both paddle crafts and motorized boats are permitted. During the winter season, Cayuga Lake State Park is one of the most popular cross-country ski centers in the Finger Lakes Region. Just remember to bring your own skis, snowshoes, or sleds.Another popular spot is Sampson State Park, located on the eastern side of Seneca Lake. It’s just 20 minutes' drive away from your campsite at Waterloo Harbor Campground. Formerly a military training area, this state park is ideal for history buffs as well as watersport enthusiasts. Here you can take a walk around the Military Museum or photograph the statues and wartime monuments that are scattered throughout the grounds. After, you can take a swim, canoe, and kayak, or launch your own motorized boat. On dry land, you can follow one of the two lakeside hiking trails and watch for birdlife. In Sampson State Park, a wide variety of bird species inhabit the area all year round.For hiking and lakeside views, Taughannock Falls State Park would be a great finale for your RV rental vacation. With 750 acres of lakeside shoreline and dramatic gorges to discover, you’ll have plenty of scenic views to enjoy. You can hike through white oak and maple tree woodland to the Lower Falls or Upper Falls, two of the best spots in the park for viewing birdlife. Or, take an easier lakeside trail. If you visit during the spring, you’ll see a colorful array of wildflowers. Plus, there are road and off-road trails suitable for cyclists. For swimming, make your way to a sandy beach on the banks of Cayuga Lake before returning to town.

Explore the Area

While you’re renting an RV, you might want to explore some of the nearby villages, stop at a winery, or visit one of the region's museums. Seneca Falls is just a 15-minute drive away. Here you can find a good selection of cafes and restaurants, from American diners to pizzerias and Mexican restaurants. There are also a handful of small shopping malls and independent stores. Traveling without kids? You might like to sample some local beverages at Seneca Falls’ brewery.One of the most important historical attractions in town is the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. The park is made up of four historic properties that were significant to the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. Here you can browse exhibitions dedicated to the history of women’s rights or take a ranger-led tour of the area. You might want to pair this with a visit to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. This unique museum celebrates the lives of inspirational American women throughout the ages.Another point of interest is the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry. At this museum, you can learn how trade and culture developed in the Finger Lakes as a result of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. Inside, you can see original tools and equipment, miniature railways, and life-sized statues.There’s something for everyone to see and do when you camp in an RV near Seneca Falls.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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Find the perfect RV for Waterloo Harbor Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.