Rugged natural beauty, stunning waterfalls, and pet-friendly camping -- those are the key features you should know about Robert H. Treman State Park right up front. Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, this 1,110-acre park offers hiking, swimming, wildlife watching, fishing, and picnicking opportunities.
It all centers on a scenic gorge known as Enfield Glen. Winding hiking trails lead you along the edge of the gorge, following a creek as it drops almost 500 feet. There are spectacular views of this impressive geological formation along the way, including some 12 waterfalls.
The highlight is the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, which will be sure to have you reaching for your camera. The chance to swim in a stream-fed pool beneath a waterfall is also hard to pass up, particularly if you've just tackled one of the strenuous hiking trails. The park runs recreation programs for visitors, boasts a pretty beach, and offers a pet-friendly place to stay the night.
There are 14 cabins and 70 campsites provided around a few loops, and those campsites on Loop One feature an electrical hook-up. Whichever type of accommodation you choose, pets are welcome. Just remember to keep your pet on a leash of six feet or shorter and make sure not to take them into bathing areas.
A vehicle entry fee of $8 is charged to access the park, while campsites range in price from $18 to $28 per night (plus a $5 nightly fee for non-New York state residents). Cabins range from $210 to $400 per week, with the nightly charge calculated as 1/4th of the cabin's weekly cost.
There's a two-pet maximum per campsite and it's also worth noting that minimum stay limits apply during peak periods, so check the fine print before you book.
You should also be aware that the natural beauty on offer makes Robert H. Treman State Park a pretty popular spot for campers and day-use visitors, so it's not suitable for those seeking isolation and remoteness. But if you don't mind sharing the park with others, this is definitely a campground worth visiting.