About Brushwood

About Brushwood

Brushwood offers rustic, secluded, clothing optional camping on 180 mostly wooded acres near the town of Sherman in rural Chautauqua County, New York. The campground is equipped with showers, flush toilets, a swimming pool and 2 hot tubs.

We have three covered pavilions near the main camping area, providing plenty of “rain or shine” outdoor space for performances, workshops, lectures and ceremonies. We also have a heated indoor lodge for year-round use, and heated indoor sleeping accomodations for about a dozen people.

Brushwood’s camping fees are $10.00 per night. Day passes are $6.00 per day, valid until 6:00 pm. Heated, indoor lodging (dorm-style trailer) is $15.00 per night. These prices are per person. Also, prices may differ, if applicable, between and during festivals.

Spring and summer gatherings at Brushwood are camping events. Come prepared to take care of yourself while living outdoors. Even in July and August, evenings and early mornings can be cool and damp, so bring a few warm things and at least one good blanket.

Potluck dinners: Brushwood offers occasional opportunities for the community to meet and share meals together. Everyone is invited to participate in a potluck dinner–please bring a dish to pass and your own individual place settings. Be prepared to help set-up or clean-up as well.

Plenty of firewood is available at Brushwood. Do not bring your own wood to burn. Local woods are in jeopardy of being infested with the Ash Borer.

Pets are not permitted at Brushwood, because of the risks to the animals and to other campers. There are kennels in the area that can board your dog during your stay at Brushwood. Call Brushwood before your visit for information about boarding your pet.


For the comfort and safety of everyone, we don’t allow dogs at Brushwood. Please call before your visit for information about kennels in the area where you can board your pet during your stay at Brushwood.

To find Brushwood

Our address is: 8881 Bailey Hill Rd. Sherman NY 14781.
Our Phone number is: 716-761-6750
E-mail: camp@brushwood.com

Brushwood on Google Maps

Brushwood is located 15 minutes west of the Chautauqua Institute, 30 minutes west of Jamestown, New York, and 30 minutes east of Erie Pennsylvania.

Take Interstate 86 to Sherman (exit 6). Go north to Main St. Go to the west end of Main St. to Hart Street (also known as County Rd. 15). Turn left. Go south 3 miles on County Rd.15 to Bailey Hill Rd. Turn right. Brushwood is 1 mile down Bailey Hill Rd. on the left.