Camping - Youth Groups

Camping - Youth Groups

Highland Forest

Who Can Book the Campsites?
Highland's rustic cabins are a primary destination for scouting and other youth events. The cabins are available for all types of organized minor (18 & under) youth group outings with adult (21 & up) supervision. In addition to scout groups, the groups may be youth school groups, youth religious groups or youth community groups. One adult must be with the group at all times and is responsible for group conduct and safety. Adult groups are not permitted to use the sites.

What Types of Facilities are Available?
There are rustic cabins and tenting areas. There are warming huts, wood stoves & other amenities at the various sites. Click here for details about each camp/building or tent section.

When are the Campsites Available
Year Round - Overnight Use - Click here for specific availability.
Check-In 4:00-9:00pm / Check-Out 2:00pm

Making a Reservation
Reservations can be made online or by phone at (315) 451-6249, up to 11 months in advance.
Please note: As of 4/1/2024, we are using a new reservation system. You will need to set up a new account to book online. Hint: To search for Youth Group Camping availability choose Highland Forest under Location & Youth Group Camping under Type.

Full payment is due when placing a reservation. MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express are accepted. Phone reservations require payment at the time of placing the reservation. Checks, money orders & cash are accepted only when making the reservation in person at the Reservations Office at Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool NY.

For more information, click here for the Youth Group Camping Rules & Regulations.

Reservations: (315) 451-6249 or email
Camping Amenities/Facility Information: Contact Highland Forest (315) 683-5550 or

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