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Finger Lakes National ForestBlueberry Patch
Blueberry Patch Campground is located in Finger Lakes National Forest. It is a small, semi-primitive campground with nine campsites available on a first come first serve basis. The campground gate is open from mid-May to the end of November. There is a $10 per night fee with a self pay station located as you drive in past the gate. It is run by the USDA as part of the Finger Lakes National Forest.
Each campsite features a fire pit, a tent pad, a picnic table and parking for up to two vehicles. Some campsites also have a grill and some picnic tables are handicapped accessible. There are two handicapped accessible vault toilets and a dumpster for trash as well as a recycling bin. There is NO DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE on the campground.
There are numerous blueberry bushes located near the campground, hence the name "Blueberry Patch". This is a popular location to gather berries when they are in season. This is also a great location for those looking to do some hiking. We recommend doing the Burnt Hill Loop which you can start and end from the campground. Look below for some pictures, including a picture of each of the nine campsites.Some other important notes from the USDA regarding Blueberry Patch Campground:
- Maximum Length of stay is 14 days within a 30 day period
- Dogs MUST be on a leash at all times
- Check out time is 2pm
- There is NO DUMP STATION
For more information you can call the Hector Ranger Station at (607) 546-4470.
The address of the ranger station is 5218 State Route 414 Hector, NY 14841.
From the South: Take NY 14 North (Exit 52 off I-86/NY 17) to Watkins Glen, NY. In Watkins Glen, turn right onto NY 414 North. Go approximately 9 miles north, past the Hector Ranger Station of the Finger Lakes National Forest. 0.5 miles past the Ranger Station, turn right on Schuyler County Route 2 aka Picnic Area Road. Go 4 miles then turn right onto the Blueberry Patch Campground. GPS coordinates are N42 29.044 W76 47.935
From the North: Take NY 414 South to Hector, NY (Exit 41 off I-90). In Hector, 0.5 miles past Wickham’s Plaza, turn left onto County Route 2 aka Picnic Area Road, the second asphalt road on the left. Go east 4 miles then turn right onto the Blueberry Patch Campground. GPS coordinates are N42 29.044 W76 47.935
Blueberry Patch Campground sign along Picnic Area Road
Self-Service Pay Station Kiosk
Payment stub (one piece hangs on car mirror other hangs on campsite
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Blueberry Patch Campground Vault Toilets
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