Sampson State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Sampson State Park offers a number of activities in the area of Romulus, NY, including fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking. The park, which is on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, is open all year, but some activities are seasonal. The swimming season starts on June 20 and ends on September 7, and the camping season starts on April 17 and ends on November 3. While the lake is the center of its beauty, there are other interesting places around the park, including the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The park is 13.7 miles from Geneva, 57.4 miles from Rochester, and 61.2 miles from Syracuse. 

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Spring 23-77 F
Summer 50-80 F
Fall 21-72 F
Winter 14-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sampson State Park

An RV is an ideal way to travel and to enjoy what parks have to offer. RVs give you the flexibility you need as they allow you to set base wherever you want, which is perfect for camping. If you don't own an RV for your visit to Sampson State Park, rent one on RVshare.

Twin Oaks Campground and Marina

Twin Oaks Campground and Marina is directly on Cayuga Lake. It has 186 sites and includes amenities for activities such as boating, fishing, basketball, and swimming. Some of the campground's interesting features include full hookup sites and a marina, boat dockage, and seasonal campsites.

Sned Acres Family Campground

The Sned Acres Family Campground is on Route 89 in the Finger Lakes area. It offers a serene environment for a peaceful experience. Some of the activities available include boating, camping, disc golfing, and hiking. The campground also has horseshoe pits, a fishing pond, and an arcade room. Wi-Fi is available for those who need to stay connected, and the grounds are pet friendly for those traveling with their furry companions.

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What to Do at
Sampson State Park

Inside Sampson State Park

Sampson State Park features a wide selection of recreational activities, including swimming, fishing, hunting, biking, tennis, basketball, geocaching, volleyball, boating, and wildlife viewing. You can also enjoy camping at the campground, which has 243 campsites; many have hookups for your RV. The magnificent view of the lake at the center of the park makes it a breathtaking experience.

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How to Get to
Sampson State Park

Via NY-96 S, W Blaine Rd., and NY-96A: This is the fastest route to Sampson State Park from Romulus. It would take you approximately 12 minutes over 9.7 miles to get to the park. Head south toward Cayuga St. on NY-96 S, then turn right to join W Blaine Rd. Take NY-96A N and continue straight to the park.

Via NY-96 N, Yale Farm Rd., and NY-96A S: This route takes approximately 12 minutes and is 10.1 miles. On NY-96 N, head north toward Van Riper Rd. Turn left to join Yale Farm Rd, then turn left onto NY-96A S and head straight to the park.

Via Seneca Army Depot: This route is only 4.6 miles but would take 13 minutes. Take NY-96 S and head south toward Cayuga St, then take a right turn onto E Patrol Rd. Continue straight for 0.7 miles onto E Kendaia Rd, then continue straight for 1.1 miles toward the Seneca Army Depot. Take a left turn onto North-South Baseline Rd, then take a right turn onto Smith Farm Rd./Smith Vineyard Rd. and continue to follow it to the park

Entering Sampson State Park

Sampson State Park is open daily from dawn until dusk.

Sampson State Park Entry fee (per vehicle) : $7.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sampson State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Sampson State Park?

Sampson State Park is a popular destination in the summer months. It knows for its beautiful sandy beaches, amazing views, and gorgeous sunsets. The foliage is lovely in the fall. Camping season ends in November through April.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Sampson State Park?

The park is home to several species of waterfowl, including snow geese, duck, Canadian geese, and brant. Bald eagles, turkeys, turkey vultures, blue jays, woodpeckers, deer, squirrels, and other wildlife can be spotted throughout the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Sampson State Park?

Yes, of the 309 camping sites, there are 245 electric sites available. The 64 non-electric sites are perfect for campers who want to get off the grid for a while.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Sampson State Park and what is the cost?

There are 309 camping sites available at Sampson State Park. Reservations are not required but are recommended. You can make reservations up to nine months in advance, and the cost is $7.25.

Are pets allowed at Sampson State Park?

Sampson State Park welcomes friendly pets. A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas. Owners must supervise their pets at all times, and they must be on a leash. Upon request, proof of vaccines is required.