Adventures await you with any of these unique camping spots in Cortland County.

Make it a getaway weekend and enjoy bonfires, fresh air, and outdoor fun!

Country Music Park

Welcome to the Country Music Park and Campgrounds, and home of the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame. The Cortland Country Music Park is a nonprofit all volunteer organization, governed by elected officers and an elected board of directors. The park is the result of a dream of a local musician, named Merlin Reynolds. Merlin envisioned a locally based Hall of Fame for country western musicians from New York State. Merlin’s dream became a reality when Lake Mary Campgrounds went bankrupt in 1984 and with the influence and financial backing of Dr. John Eckel and his wife Loretta they purchased the property. When the campgrounds was purchased, there were about 5 campsites with no water or electric, (now 106 with water and electric on most), one A-Frame house in very bad condition, (now our Hall of Fame), a very dirty pond, and a pole barn with overhead doors and a dirt floor that stored campers, (now our Opry Barn). With the voluntary hard work of all the members and friends of the park, improvements to the existing buildings were made into the wonderful facility you see today. Along with the buildings, the campground was improved and an outdoor stage was added for larger events.

1804 Route 13

Cortland, NY 13045

607 753 0377

Country Hills Campground

Set in the majestic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Country Hills Campground offers rolling hills and valleys and a peaceful camping environment. Our family and pet-friendly New York campground is set between two major cities, Binghamton and Syracuse, so there is no activity or facility that you will be unable to find. Join us for fabulous camping activities like boating, fishing, hiking, visiting local sites, and exploring Finger Lakes Wine Country.

116 Muckey Road

Marathon, NY 13803

607 849 3300

Forest Lake Campground

At Forest Lake Campground in Truxton, NY you will enjoy the great outdoors.  Our eight-acre private lake is surrounded by rolling hills and high altitude creating a relaxing Adirondack like atmosphere.  One visit will explain why many families choose to stay for the whole season and add to the more than 40 years of memories.
Our 350 acre tract includes an eight-acre private lake, row boat rentals, a children’s playground and game room. There is also a special rally field for large or small groups with a large pavilion. Spacious campsites are available in sunny and shaded areas.

5816 Hickey Road

Truxton, NY 13158

607 842 6401

Yellow Lantern Kampground

The Yellow Lantern Kampground was built on the former Graham Farm. Construction of Phase I started January 8th, 1972. It consisted of 50 sites, an office, a store, laundry, restroom facilities and management quarters. In April of 1973, Phase II was completed with RV sites, tent sites on the Tioughnioga River, a recreation hall, a snack bar, second laundry and restroom facilities, a swimming pool, playground and roads. That same year, 50 maple trees were planted and several pine and evergreens were transplanted to beautify the campground. The campground utilizes 40 acres of land.

1974 marked the beginning of the traditional Christmas in August which was celebrated the third weekend in August every year. The annual Christmas event was moved to the third weekend in July in 1987 under the new ownership of Vittorio and Santina Panzanella and their family. Halloween in August was introduced in the summer of 1994. This holiday is celebrated with a haunted hayride and trick or treating camper to camper. Many of the Yellow Lantern original traditions include the Candy Hunt, Scavenger Hunt and Bowling for Groceries. Many years of new and old traditions and fun for the entire family are on the horizon. Our family welcomes your family.

1770 Truxton Road

Cortland, NY 13045

607 756 2659


Yogi and Boo Boo’s Campground

Yogi & Boo Boo’s Campground & Boo Boo”s Picnic Basket Store With subs candy ice cream and much much moreYOGIS CAMPGROUND is located in the Central portion of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.


8662 Jennings Creek

Marathon, NY 13803

607 849 6224