$20 - $35 / night

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Meadow Basecamp

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As you enter the campsite, you'll be greeted by the neatly mowed plot, offering ample space for setting up tents, camping chairs, and a private fire pit. The well-maintained area ensures a comfortable and clean environment for campers to relax and enjoy their time in nature.

The land is vast and super private. Each site has surrounding trees for privacy and a beautiful view of 20 Acres of land to explore.

We offer an exclusive site that offers an off-grid experience while also being close to a bunch of activities such as hiking, swimming, boating, mountain biking, and more!

We do NOT offer showers at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Here are some activities you can enjoy near us! All within a 20-mile radius from Basecamp!

Wine Tasting: Explore the Finger Lakes region's renowned wineries, such as the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail or the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and indulge in wine tastings and vineyard tours.

Golfing: Tee off at one of the local golf courses, such as the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University or the Trumansburg Golf Course.

Museums and Galleries: Visit the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University or explore downtown Ithaca, which has various art galleries and museums showcasing local and contemporary artwork.

Farmers Markets: Experience the vibrant local food scene by visiting farmers markets, such as the Ithaca Farmers Market, where you can find fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts.

Outdoor Adventures: Engage in outdoor activities like camping, bird-watching, or nature walks at places like the Finger Lakes National Forest or the Cayuga Nature Center.

Performing Arts: Enjoy live performances, concerts, or theatrical productions at venues like the State Theatre of Ithaca or the Hangar Theatre.

Shopping and Dining: Explore the unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants in downtown Ithaca, offering a diverse range of cuisines and locally-made products.

Hiking:

- Robert H. Treman State Park: Approximately 11 miles

- Buttermilk Falls State Park: Approximately 10 miles

- Cayuga Lake State Park: Approximately 10 miles

- Taughannock Falls State Park: Approximately 15 miles

Fishing:

- Fall Creek: Approximately 9 miles

- Cayuga Lake: Approximately 10 miles

Horseback Riding:

- Cayuga Riding Center: Approximately 10 miles

- Highland Horse Farm: Approximately 8 miles

- Cornell University Equestrian Center: Approximately 7 miles

Mountain Biking:

- Greek Peak Mountain Resort: Approximately 15 miles

- Shindagin Hollow State Forest: Approximately 20 miles

- Hammond Hill State Forest: Approximately 16 miles

Please note that trail conditions and accessibility may vary, so it's recommended to check with local authorities or mountain biking clubs for the latest information before heading out. Additionally, always practice trail etiquette and respect any rules or regulations in place. Also keep in mind that availability, prices, and specific activities may vary, so it's advisable to contact each location directly for more information, including reservations and any age or experience restrictions.

Other things to note

As you enter the campsite, you'll be greeted by the neatly mowed plot, offering ample space for setting up tents, camping chairs, and a private fire pit. The well-maintained area ensures a comfortable and clean environment for campers to relax and enjoy their time in nature.

You will have full privacy on each site as they are backed by trees and face out towards the open meadow.

There is a bathroom outhouse in which offers a unique and efficient bathroom system that utilizes woodchips. This sustainable approach replaces traditional water-flushing toilets, minimizing water usage and ensuring minimal ecological footprint. Woodchips are used as a natural and organic material to cover waste, providing an odor-neutralizing and composting effect.

Using the bathroom at Meadow Basecamp is not only environmentally conscious but also an opportunity to learn and embrace alternative solutions that promote sustainability. As you utilize the woodchip system, you'll be contributing to the campsite's efforts to preserve the natural resources and reduce the impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

We do NOT offer showers at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Here are some activities you can enjoy near us!

(All activities are within a 20 mile radius of the sites.)

Wine Tasting: Explore the Finger Lakes region's renowned wineries, such as the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail or the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and indulge in wine tastings and vineyard tours.

Golfing: Tee off at one of the local golf courses, such as the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University or the Trumansburg Golf Course.

Museums and Galleries: Visit the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University or explore downtown Ithaca, which has various art galleries and museums showcasing local and contemporary artwork.

Farmers Markets: Experience the vibrant local food scene by visiting farmers markets, such as the Ithaca Farmers Market, where you can find fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts.

Outdoor Adventures: Engage in outdoor activities like camping, bird-watching, or nature walks at places like the Finger Lakes National Forest or the Cayuga Nature Center.

Hiking:

Robert H. Treman State Park: Located at 105 Enfield Falls Road, Ithaca, NY. Offers various hiking trails, including the popular Gorge Trail that leads to stunning waterfalls.

Buttermilk Falls State Park: Situated at 112 E Buttermilk Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY. Features several hiking trails, including the Gorge Trail, which offers beautiful views of cascading waterfalls. Swimming and Boating:

Cayuga Lake State Park: Found at 2678 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls, NY. Offers a sandy beach for swimming and a boat launch for boating activities on Cayuga Lake.

Taughannock Falls State Park: Located at 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY. Features a beach area for swimming and boating opportunities on Cayuga Lake.

Fishing:

Fall Creek: This creek flows through Freeville, NY, and offers fishing opportunities for trout and other species. Check fishing regulations and obtain the necessary permits or licenses.

Cayuga Lake: The largest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake provides excellent fishing opportunities for various fish species. Access points and regulations can be obtained from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) website. Waterfalls:

Taughannock Falls State Park: Along with hiking and swimming, this park offers stunning views of the 215-foot tall Taughannock Falls, one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains.

Buttermilk Falls State Park: In addition to hiking and swimming, this park features cascading waterfalls along the Gorge Trail. Please note that availability, prices, and specific activities may vary, so it's advisable to contact each location directly for more information, including reservations and any age or experience restrictions.

Performing Arts: Enjoy live performances, concerts, or theatrical productions at venues like the State Theatre of Ithaca or the Hangar Theatre.

Shopping and Dining: Explore the unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants in downtown Ithaca, offering a diverse range of cuisines and locally-made products.

Horseback Riding:

Cayuga Riding Center: Located at 50 Irish Hill Road, Ithaca, NY. They offer horseback riding lessons, trail rides, and boarding facilities.

Highland Horse Farm: Situated at 207 Trumbulls Corners Road, Newfield, NY. They provide horseback riding lessons, guided trail rides, and pony rides for children.

Cornell University Equestrian Center: Found at 163 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY. They offer horseback riding lessons, training programs, and have indoor and outdoor riding arenas.

Pineridge XC Ski Area and Horse Center: Located at 1463 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY. They offer horseback riding lessons, guided trail rides, and also have cross-country skiing trails.

Timber Ridge Equestrian Center: Situated at 479 Game Farm Road, Freeville, NY. They offer horseback riding lessons, horse training, and boarding services.

Hiking: Robert H. Treman State Park: Located at 105 Enfield Falls Road, Ithaca, NY. Offers various hiking trails, including the popular Gorge Trail that leads to stunning waterfalls.

Buttermilk Falls State Park: Situated at 112 E Buttermilk Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY. Features several hiking trails, including the Gorge Trail, which offers beautiful views of cascading waterfalls. Swimming and Boating:

Cayuga Lake State Park: Found at 2678 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls, NY. Offers a sandy beach for swimming and a boat launch for boating activities on Cayuga Lake.

Taughannock Falls State Park: Located at 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY. Features a beach area for swimming and boating opportunities on Cayuga Lake.

Mountain Biking:

Shindagin Hollow State Forest: Located in Brooktondale, Shindagin Hollow offers an extensive network of singletrack trails suitable for various skill levels.

Hammond Hill State Forest: Situated in Dryden, Hammond Hill State Forest features over 20 miles of multi-use trails, including some challenging singletracks for mountain biking.

Robinson Hollow State Forest: Located in Newfield, Robinson Hollow offers a mix of fire roads and singletrack trails that wind through the forested landscape.

Yellow Barn State Forest: Situated in Dryden, Yellow Barn State Forest has a network of trails suitable for mountain biking, including the popular Yellow Barn Trail.

Danby State Forest: Located in Danby, this state forest offers several trails suitable for mountain biking, including the Danby Downhill Trail, which provides an exciting downhill experience.

Connecticut Hill State Wildlife Management Area: Situated in Newfield, this area offers a range of trails with varying difficulties, providing options for riders of different skill levels.

Dryden Lake Park: Located in Dryden, this park has a network of multi-use trails that are open to mountain biking, offering scenic views of the lake and surrounding area.

Please note that trail conditions and accessibility may vary, so it's recommended to check with local authorities or mountain biking clubs for the latest information before heading out. Additionally, always practice trail etiquette and respect any rules or regulations in place.

Location

Meadow Basecamp is located in New York

Detail location of campground

Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Fair
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Meadow Basecamp?

Camping at Meadow Basecamp can cost between $20.00 and $35.00 depending on the site.

Are fires allowed at Meadow Basecamp?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Meadow Basecamp, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.