So much to see and do!
Just Up The Road From Lake Bluff Campground!
There are two bayside dining establishments right up the road from Lake Bluff Campground that are very popular. Each of these provide great outdoor dining and entertainment in the summer. They have docks and lots of people go by boat as well. These restaurants are:
Be sure to stop and see them while you're visiting us!
Things to See on your New York Camping Vacation!
Chimney Bluffs State Park - One of the most beautiful state parks in the state of New York, Chimney Bluffs State Park was formed over ten thousand years ago when great glaciers advanced over the landscape from Canada, forming egg-shaped hills. Guests can visit Chimney Bluffs State Park and view these beautiful formations, as well as enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, picnicking, nature study and wildlife viewing. The state park offers the most dramatic landscape on the Lake Ontario shore. You can experience massive earthen spires from above or along the lakeshore on nature trails Day-use services include picnic areas, nature trails and restrooms. Chimney Bluffs State Park is just two miles from Lake Bluff Campground, making it an ideal place to spend an afternoon.
Come enjoy a "great American road trip" on the 504-mile Seaway Trail, one of America's Byways. In the Wayne County section of the Trail, you'll discover a vacation's worth of unique attractions: the spectacular Chimney Bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario, the Hill Cumorah Pageant with a cast of 600-plus, Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven. Meander through Long Acre Farms Amazing Maize Maze, and taste regional flavors at diverse farm markets. View scenic Sodus Bay from the lantern room of Old Sodus Lighthouse Museum, one of 29 lights on the Seaway Trail. Follow the Seaway Trail logo signs by bike, boat, RV, car or on foot. Travel East along the lake to the St. Lawrence River, or go West toward the Seaway Trail of Pennsylvania. Your Seaway Trail journey is just a few minutes' drive from Lake Bluff Campground.
World Class Fishing!
Whether it's trophy salmon, trout or some of the best small mouth bass fishing in the state to large mouth bass, northern pike, perch or panfish. Lake Bluff Campground has 2 licensed charter captains, Ridge Runner and Silverhook Charters, both captains Ray Hopping and Jerry Zalucki are seasonal residents at Lake Bluff Campground.
Fishing licenses and boat rentals are available minutes from the campground. Shore fishing is also available nearby as well as catch and release in our pond.
Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area - Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area is bounded on the north by. Lake Ontario and contains approximately 6,179 acres of wetlands and adjacent uplands. The area offers a unique combination of lake-bay marsh environments providing varied habitats for many species of fish, mammals, songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and the most majestic of all, our resident bald eagle population! Black ducks, mallards, wood ducks and teal are the principal waterfowl species along with a variety of diving ducks on the open water areas.
Fort Ontario State Historic Site - Visitors to Fort Ontario State Historic Site today will see the star-shaped fort restored to its 1868-1872 appearance. An orientation exhibit in the Enlisted Men's Barracks tells the fascinating history of the fort and together with costumed interpreters, recreates the lives of the officers, the enlisted men, their families, and civilians. Activities at the Fort Ontario State Historic Site include audio-visual and interpretive programs, re-enactments, a visitor center and museum, group tours, guided and self-guided tours, scenic views, and more. The Fort Ontario State Historic Site is located in Oswego, New York, just 27 miles north of Lake Bluff Campground.
If you can't find it in the Lake Bluff Campground Store, we are probably sold out of it. We carry camp accessories, beer, tobacco products, groceries, Perry's Ice Cream, a full line of custom prepared pickles, garlic, relish, etc. to several types of New York State cheese, snacks, etc.
Nearby, enjoy visiting quant villages, Wolcott, Sodus Point, North Rose, Rose or Clyde. If your husband doesn't take you fishing with him, take a ride to Waterloo Premium Outlets for a full day of shopping!
Sodus Bay Heights Golf Course (short ride on the west side of Sodus Bay) and Port Bay Golf, about a 10 minute drive are great places to "get your swing on!" Be sure to come out and play a round while staying at Lake Bluff Campground.
The New York State Canal System offers numerous vacation opportunities for the young and old alike. Try your hand at captaining your own boat or ride your bike along the over 260 miles of Canalway Trail. Opened in 1825, the Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of the 19th Century. When the planning for what many derided as "Clinton's Folly" began, there was not a single school of engineering in the United States. With the exception of a few places where black powder was used to blast through rock formations, all 363 miles were built by the muscle power of men and horses. Designated as the nation's 23rd National Heritage Corridor, the New York State Canal System joins the ranks of America's most treasured historical resources.
Huckleberry Swamp is part of the Olga Fleisher Ornithological Foundation. The preserve contains 79 acres of diverse, high quality wetlands for bird and wildlife habitat conservation. A beautiful wooden boardwalk and trail system is handicap accessible and takes visitors into the heart of open swamp, shrub wetland, forested wetland, and hardwood forest. Huckleberry Swamp provides significant habitat for wildlife and rare plants. Open Tuesday through Sunday, from dawn to dusk.
Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area - Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area is part of the 50,000 acre Montezuma Wetlands Complex, which is known to be a globally significant, important bird staging and breeding area within the Atlantic Flyway. The Complex includes the federally-owned Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and lands owned by other conservation groups and private land owners with an interest in wildlife. The entire Complex is located in what was historically called the Montezuma Swamp, one of the largest wetland systems in the Northeast. This vast area once supported over 40,000 acres of contiguous wetland habitat, extending northward from Cayuga Lake almost to Lake Ontario.
Things to do on your Lake Ontario Vacation!
The Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most successful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. When you come to visit, you will enter a Renaissance world of discovery and adventure, a place of pleasure, creativity, laughter and enchantment.
Sodus Lighthouse Museum was initially constructed in 1824, and a second stone Lighthouse Building, was completed in 1871 and is preserved in excellent condition. This lighthouse has been run as a Maritime Museum by the Sodus Bay Historical Society in accordance with an agreement and lease from the Town of Sodus since 1984.