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Great site

What does blueberry patch campground offer? Large camp sites with a picnic table large enough for 6 adults (squeezed together), metal fire pit with grill, large tent footprint and space for 2-3 vehicles to park.

For you fellow hammock campers reading this don’t worry! Most of the sites are compatible for hammocks, some sites you may have to be more creative to make it work.

You can stay at this site for up to 14 days at $15pn (bring cash). There are two bathrooms on the site and bear proof dumpsters as well. There are many locals selling fire wood bundles for $5 each so no problems getting a fire going. Lastly for this part BRING WATER. There are no water sources near the site. There is a gas station about 15 minutes away on route 79 so make sure to fill up on water and snacks.

The site is great. Lots of amenities and individual sites. They aren’t too far away from each other so you don’t feel completely isolated but far enough away to allow some privacy. There are some trails nearby and are worth a hike.

Neil

Pretty Place

Been here quite a few times. Its cool to see the hang gliders jumo off and ride the wind. Nice picnic areas and some trails. Worth the drive.

Nifty Place

Camped here since I was a little kid. Great place for groups and kids. There is a park, water to swim in, fishing, biking and hiking trails. Electric hookups and firewood for sale. Always friendly folks here.

Amazing

Love this place. Quiet, Dark, perfect place to see the milky way!

Great Campground

The sites are roomy. We had one that backed up to the creek, it was great to sit at the campfire and hear the water. So much to do, pool is awesome, the kids loved the playgrounds and mini golf and the hay ride. The owner and staff were super nice. We will definitely be going back at least once a year.

best site is 66

This is a nice park. Everyone we interacted with was great. Our site was a walk in site, as in we parked our car and walked up stairs to the actual site. It was obscured from view of other sites, which was nice. There was a level pad for our tent, with some kind of wood mulch. We were quite far from the restroom. Overall, the views were spectacular and the park was kept clean. Would definitely come back here when we can stay longer than one nite.

Great for stargazing

This a great place to stargaze, which is why we chose it. The sites are mostly open with the usual amenities. The bathrooms are just non flushing toilets-no running water there so that is something to consider. we always bring water with us though- so no bother. The field is right across the way with the observation telescopes. Don't forget your red lights for the night! :)

Spacious camp sites, clean facilities, unique hiking experience

Campground has spacious sites with alot of privacy.  The Gorge Trail is a must do, dont get discourage by the # of stairs, its not that bad.

One of my favorite NYS Parks

This park has three great hikes one along creek. Most people walk in creek some even swim but technically against the rules. Starting June 15th the park has a swimming area with life guards although the water is creek water and is normally cold. The campground is about a mile hike from the swimming area a a short drive. Typical state campsites some that can fit big rigs but no hook ups. During the week this campground is almost a ghost town and crazy busy during the weekends.

Shady and lots to do

So close to the swimming area and lots of hiking trails. Also within 10 minutes of the town. Beautiful area

Peaceful spacious campsites

You can hear the waterfall nearby from the campground. Beautiful area with a hiking trail to get to the lake or taughnock falls. One of my favorite areas

A Mostly Overlooked Gem

Many consider Patterson State Park an over flow Park for when the famous “Dark Skies” Cherry Springs State Park or the large Lyman Run State Park with its lake for swimming, boating and fishing gets full. Indeed, many who couldn’t get a reservation at either of these larger state parks have ended up at this first come, first serve rustic campground. This is how I discovered the often overlooked beauty of this little park. First the location of this park makes it easy to take advantage of the amenities of the two nearby parks and it’s only a hop skip and a jump from mini golf and a newly installed zip line in Sweden Valley, Pa. If Hiking is your thing, the STS trail system runs right through it. On one side of the road (they must allow horse back riding on that section of the trail as we saw trailers of horses pull in to trail ride). There are two pavilions, one with a fire place . There is one rustic toilet. This is rustic camping, no electric, a pump for water but it is also pet friendly and has cell service. One of the best features and why we will definitely be back is that at any given time you may have the whole park to yourself. If you are camping with children this can be a plus! They will have plenty of room to play, and it is a poke-stop. It has a take it with you waste management plan that really helped us all think differently about packaging and some of the choices we make. I give this little park 5 yes 5 gold stars. But don’t tell anybody… let’s keep this little gem a secret between us!

Wide open camp sites, very few with electric. Awesome hiking trails!

The campsites are wide open sites great for campers or tents.  Very few sites have electric so if you want it- book early.  The gorge hike is beautiful.  It is a moderate hike but even if you are not a hiker the views are totally worth it.  It is located in close proximity to many wineries and the finger lakes so not only is there a lot to do at the campground there is also a lot to do close by.

Favorite State Park

They need a larger pet area. The camping is great. Love the hiking trails

Revisiting childhood camping memories!

Camped here often as a child. Now back as an adult. Great site lakeside. Very dark at night which is great. Quiet campground. Need to do self check-in if after hours. Full hook up. Great place to sit back and relax. Not much to keep busy which is how we like it. Did take a drive to see pa Grand Canyon. Had our 2 dogs with and they loved it!

Beautiful but busy park

Watkins glen is a beautiful area in the NY Finger Lakes. The park itself is well maintained and the hike through the gorge is stunning. It is however, very busy. We camped there in Mid-July and tourists were being dropped off by the bus load to walk through the gorge. The campsites were well shaded and fairly spacious, but you definitely knew what your neighbors were doing. Bathrooms were clean, firewood was available for purchase, there is a small convenience store & a large swimming pool open to the public. It is fairly close to a race track, so I imagine it could be noisy at times. The walk through the gorge is stunning enough to make this a worthwhile camping experience.

A nice campground

Sites were a nice size. The hookups are staggered every other site, but the owners lent us a power cable extension for no-charge.

awesome views

this place is beautiful as i live close by and go there several times a year and never get tired of it

Nice Hiking

This park offers over 300 campsites with restrooms, hot showers, dumping stations and firewood for sale. The park is open all year round. Check for dates on openings for pool, campgrounds, and trails. Pets are allowed on the grounds but not on the trails

The trails follow a gorge with multiple waterfalls that weave in and out of small caves and falls. For all you wondering, swimming is not allowed in the gorge. Overall nice hiking. My only drawback is the dog rule and the campsites being so close to one another.

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!!

We booked a trip in January and made a $200 deposit for a trip in July 2019. We've been staying at many different campgrounds in their rental cabins or trailers for the past 20 years. This campground waited two months and then canceled our reservation stating that they decided to upgrade our cabin and will no longer be honoring the terms of our reservation. We have always taken our dog camping with us and even though this cabin was pet friendly when we booked, they decided to change it. They still allow dogs in some of their other cabins. I offered to give them phone numbers of 7 different campgrounds that we have taken our dog to their rentals. I practically begged them to allow us to keep our reservation as planned since I am short on cash due to the fact that I am undergoing treatment for colon cancer. They were very rude and simply responded by saying "sorry, no exceptions". It was very obvious that they wanted us out of that cabin so that they could re-book and hike the rate, which they did. This short 3-day weekend was the only vacation I was going to be able to give my family in 2019. Since they waited so long to cancel us, all the other places we've checked are full.

Complete serenity

This will always be my favorite place to camp. Sites were a bit close together but the campers were so nice. The scenery was stunning and staff helpful.

The hiking!

The Gorge Trail was amazing! So beautiful! Nice big sites, shaded. Clean bathrooms.

Family

This campground is clean, fun, all amenities you could ask for.

RVers Haven

If you prefer RV and cabin camping and don't mind being right next to your neighbor with no privacy, take a look at this campground. It's a great little family spot with a mini water park and activities. Visiting historic Saratoga? You're only about 30 minutes away. If you're skipping the race track, you can walk the strip which includes some high-end restaurants, a cigar shop, an upscale cinema, unique pubs and Starbucks (of course). Close to the town of Mechanicville, NY, you'll have easy access to a regular grocery store. If you're not from the capital region, do yourself a favor and visit Albany which is about 40 minutes away and eye candy for photographers. Speaking of photos, I'm looking for my files from this summer to provide photos from the campground. Before going to Albany, if this is not your home state, be sure of the directions beforehand. It can get a little tricky finding your way around. Again, this place is great if you don't care about lack of privacy. Contrary to the website, you really can't get much solitude here. Take advantage of Saratoga and Albany and retreat to the campground for a fairly nearby, safe place to stay.

Perfect place to see the stars

Cherry Springs had a great campground with decent space between campsites. Each campsite had a fire pit and a picnic table and most had trees behind them. We stayed in a drive up site that was close to the restrooms and had a clear field near us to look up and stargaze.

Perfect for Stargazing

We mainly came to this camp ground for stargazing and it was awesome! We brought our own telescope and set it up but there were a lot of people with telescopes willing to share with people who didn't have one.

We LOVED Camping here

We had a lot of fun camping here. There are some great hikes in the area. The campsites are pretty close to each other but we ended up making friends. Make sure to bring your telescope!

Clean,great staff

Near many attractions close to Watkins Glen. Clean and the staff was a pleasure to deal with

Quiet, peaceful

No cell service, which is refreshing. The sound of the creek nearby is really soothing. Sites are well maintained and well organized, though a little close together. Sites 65 and 66 look like the best ones available, as they are up off the road a bit so they have a bit more privacy. The walk in sites (58-61) look nice too, but only if you are going with a group and book them all, as you have to walk through one of the sites to get to some of the other ones.

Bathrooms are clean, but only one shower (at least in Loop B). Also a tip- the sites are down the road from the Office, so I recommend arriving during daylight hours so you don't have a hard time finding them.

Beautiful and great hiking!

We stayed a week and absolutely loved it! Great hiking to waterfalls, beautiful campgrounds and a large playground. Some sites have shared fresh water hookup between the sites.