Taughannock Falls State Park’s namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with marina, boat launch and beach nearby. A multi-use trail–hiking, cross-country skiing–winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds. The park offers organized activities including tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.

Boat Launch Site not suitable for any type of sailboat.

For information on Transient and Seasonal Boat Slips please call the park office.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation. Not allowed in bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • Park is open year round from dawn to dusk.


Amenities, Activities & Information


Boat Launches
Boat Rentals
Cabins (Accessible)
Dumping Stations
Food (Accessible)
Grills (Accessible)
Marina Pump Out Stations
Nature Trails (Accessible)
Pavilions (Accessible)
Picnic Tables (Accessible)
Scenic Views (Accessible)
Showers (Accessible)
Swimming Beach (Accessible)
Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)


Fishing (Accessible)
Ice Skating
Recreation Programs
Snowshoeing Trails
Stand-up Paddle Boarding
X-Country Skiing

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