Large open grassy campsites that are obviously maintained and manicured. Friendly guy Pat at the gate helped me and and chatted with me for a while bout photography and the area. 3 loops, 150 sites, clean bathrooms and showers, boat ramp, beach/picnic area, a few short trails
Keuka Lake State Park is located in the Finger Lakes region, on the east side of the west branch of beautiful Keuka Lake. Three camping loops are located on the hill above the lake. The sites are large and many have electric. Mature trees surround campsites and separate the loops from each other. The bathroom/shower facility in our loop was modern and kept very clean. The roads leading to the sites, and the within the loops, are paved, and the sites are quite level.
There are several trails leading from the campground down to the boat launch, pavilions, large playground and beach area. We did find the trails could be marked a bit better but the walk through the woods and along gullies was beautiful. Along one trail you will find the Beddoe-Rose family cemetery containing the graves of fourteen members of two of the area's earliest setters and best known families. This cemetery is listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Unfortunately, some visitors have been very disrespectful and damaged the stones.
Having walked down to the beach area and then back up twice, I can tell you it's pretty much uphill all the way to the campground but for those who would rather not make the walk, the road leads there directly from the campground :)
The lakefront area of the park is just beautiful! There is plenty of shade, picnic tables and grills for those who choose to be out of the sun, along with tables, grills and a gazebo below in the sunny beach area.
As far as things to do in the surrounding area, there are lots! It is an easy drive around Keuka Lake which is surrounded by award winning wineries, breweries and distilleries. The Village of Penn Yan at the north end has several quaint shops, restaurants, two grocery stores, a movie theater, a department store, pharmacies and more. Hammondsport, at the south end, tied for the #1 Coolest Small Town in America in 2012. Be sure to visit the Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum while in town.
Campground is extremely clean, each site private, electricity available at 50 sites, easy access to lake and stunning views! Highly recommend!
This was our first time at the park and we will definitely be back! The lake temperature was perfect for taking a swim. It is a beautiful lake and campground. The bathrooms are newly renovated and clean.
very well kept, and so gorgeous!
Perfect place to drop your boat in and play in the water. The lake offers many options for any type of boat. The campground has 3 loops and 2 have electric sites. Penn Yan and Branchport are close enough to grab anything you forgot or even an ice cream. If you want to hike a hill you’ve got that too!
Spacious, private campsites, well maintained. Dogs welcome!
Keuka is a great place to do trail runs or takes boat out for the day. The hills provide a nice challenge and the lake makes a perfect paddling spot for both non and motorized boaters.
We visited in June 2018 and had a wonderful time! The campground is clean, the bathrooms are clean, and playgrounds are awesome. They have one large playground by the camping area and another large one by the lake. This place is dog friendly and has dog cleanup stations throughout the campground with both poop bags and trash cans and they empty the bins regularly. They sell firewood bundles when you first drive in for $5 each which was very convenient as well as ice although I don't know how much the ice was. We ended up wanting to buy another bundle after the office closed and the evening park ranger opened it back up so we could purchase another. It was so peaceful and we enjoyed our trip. We definitely plan on going back. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit with a metal grate to cook on.
It is family friendly and part of the NY State Campgrounds so if you have an annual pass you will save money. The sites are well maintained. Bathrooms & showers are clean. A dumping station right near the entry/exit.There is a large park area with beach for swimming, fishing, plenty of room for launching your kayak, dock and launch for your boat or using one of their grills & picnic areas. All around the campsites there are water spikots too so if you're tent camping then you are not walking far for fresh water. There is a nice pavillion as well with water fountains for drinking in case you went for a swim & didn't bring a drink with you. There are paths for hiking as well. A real shining star of the Finger Lakes region. There are many attractions nearby as well if you like to sight see. An enormous amount of wineries along the west and east side of the lake as well as the bluff. Be sure to stop in to one of the micro breweries in the area as well. Lakeside Restaurant on the west side of Keuka is our favorite. Fresh quality chef designed meals and desserts.