Camp at the Highbanks Campground (Letchworth State Park)

New York Highbanks Tent and Trail Campground

Added by Shawn Grenninger

Camp at Letchworth State Park and explore the scenic "Grand Canyon of the East." The Genesee River flows through the gorge over three main waterfalls and between cliffs as high as 600 feet. There are 66 miles of trails to choose from, many vistas to catch a sunrise or sunset and several waterfalls to enjoy.

The Highbanks camping area is located on northern end of the park. Entering the park from the Mount Morris the camper registration will be 6 miles in on Park Road.

Pick up a park map and choose some of the many sites to explore whether it is hiking or just driving through the park to some of roadside accessible vistas, the options are abundant within this beautiful park. Spend the day exploring and then come back to your campsite to relax around the campfire!

Pack List

  • Reservation
  • Camping Gear
  • Hiking Gear
  • Camera/Tripod
  • Binoculars
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Camping, Chillin, Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

4 months ago

A beautiful place

Car camping; drive in sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Each loop has bathrooms with showers and water spigots. Campground is over ten miles from the main attractions, the 3 falls. Hiking is easy. Trails are all relatively flat and wide. Can find some hiking that approximates back country in Park's Northern end. Camp store sells ice and other essentials.

4 months ago

Added by Shawn Grenninger

Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania exploring the beautiful outdoors by foot and kayak and spending the nights under the stars. I'm typically planning my next adventure before the current one ends and of course enjoy a good beer in the process.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the Pharaoh Mountain Loop

New York / Pharaoh Mountain Trailhead

You start off at the initial parking area on Crane Pond Road. There is a sign in register here. From here you will have a 1.9 mile one-way walk on a rough road to Crane Pond.

Rebecca Nichols
5 Saves

Walk along the Sacandaga River Pathway

New York / Sacandaga River Pathway Trailhead

Located in the heart of Speculator this nature trail is a perfect spot for the entire family.  Park at the large free parking area across from the Lake Pleasant beach on Route 30.

Rebecca Nichols
3 Saves

Drive the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway

New York / Adirondack Trail (Mayfield)

This scenic byway starts in Fonda, NY and travels along Route 30 to Malone, NY.  The area described and pictured here is a 65 mile stretch from Mayfield to Indian Lake.

Rebecca Nichols
11 Saves