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Camping in New York | Finding the Best Campgrounds in New York

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Camping in New York offers an incredible way to see the real NY, away from the bright lights, glitz and glam of NYC. This gem of a state offers beautiful state parks, rolling hills, and coastal paradises just waiting to be explored. Yet, if you still want to be a part of the action, there are several Campgrounds in NY.

We’re here to help you find the best campgrounds in New York—including state parks and recreational areas, as well as privately owned and operated campgrounds. This list includes tent camping, RV and trailer camping, as well as campgrounds that offer cabins and vacation rentals. In other words, there’s something for everyone and in every corner of the state.

An overview of what you’ll find in this guide:

  • Privately Owned Campgrounds in NY
  • Campgrounds in New York State Parks
  • Federal Recreation Campgrounds in NY

Camping in New York: Privately Owned Campgrounds in NY

There are many privately owned and operated campgrounds in New York. Here are some of the top-rated options throughout the state.

Black Bear Campgrounds in NY

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Location: 197 Wheeler Rd, Florida, Orange County, NY 10921

Open: All year

Camping fee: Starting at $70 per night for back-in/full hookups

Website: blackbearcampground.com

This family-oriented RV-only park is just 60 miles from Times Square in New York City. But you’ll feel like you’re in another world surrounded by greenery and tranquility. Large RVs are welcome!

Black Bear Campgrounds maintains up-to-date amenities and full-service hookups with 20/30/50-amp and 70/80/100-amp service. Enjoy free cable and Wi-Fi, heated showers, a 24-hour laundromat, and many other comforts from home.

Campers can stay busy with activities offered around camp, from a game of horseshoes to swimming in the pool, or try your luck on the mini-golf course. Plus, Black Bear offers guided tours of NYC. 

Reservations: Request a reservation online, or call 1-845-651-7717

Saugerties/Woodstock KOA – Campgrounds in NY

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Location: 882 NY-212, Saugerties, NY 12477

Open: April 6 through October 28

Camping fee: n/a

Website: koa.com/campgrounds/saugerties/

This KOA campground is home to valleys, rivers, lakes, and mountain peaks. Located 100-miles from NYC, this 40-acre paradise offers a lot of room for adventure. This campground has primitive tent sites as well as sites with hookups. Pick between pull-in or back-in RV sites, as well as full-hookups or partial hookups (water/electric). In addition, there are several cabins for rent.

Like most KOA campgrounds, there are plenty of activities to partake in around here. Plus, you’ll have access to many comforts from home—like clean bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and more.

Reservations: Book online or call 1-800-562-4081

Deerpark/New York City NW KOA – Campgrounds in NY

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Location: 108 Guymard Turnpike, Cuddlebackville, NY

Open: April 1- October 31

Camping fee: n/a

Website: koa.com/campgrounds/deerpark/

There are several KOA campgrounds in New York. Deerpark KOA is about forty-miles closer to NYC than Saugerties/Woodstock KOA. Just 60 miles from NYC, Deerpark serves as a great basecamp for day-trips into the city. You may want to spend more than just the night here, after all, they offer a wide variety of fun activities and amenities.

Pick between primitive tent sites with no hookups, or upgrade to tent sites with water, or water and electric. As for RV sites, there are back-in and pull-thru sites, as well as sites with full-hookups and no hookups. This campground maintains several cabins for rent, including a 400-square-foot yurt that can fit up to six people.  

Reservations: Book online or call 1-800-562-3649

Kittatinny Campgrounds & Barryville Base – Campgrounds in NY

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Location: 3854 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719

Open: Camping season starts in late-April

Camping fee: $11 per site + $16 per adult ($8.95 for kids 6-11; kids under 6 camp free)

Website: kittatinny.com

Kittatinny Campgrounds is set on 250-acres and offers 350 campsites in wooded and open grass settings beside the Delaware River. There are 19 unique campsite areas, including riverfront locations. All campsites come with fire rings and picnic tables. Limited electric hookup sites available, call ahead to reserve your spot.

From zip lining to paintballing—there’s no shortage of things to do around here. Amenities include hot showers, a laundry room, a fully-stocked camp store, and a yummy deli & grill.

Reservations: Book online or call 1-800-356-2852

Liberty Harbor RV Park – Campgrounds in NY

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Location: 11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Open: Year-round

Camping fee: $99 per night

Website: libertyharborrv.com

This is the closest RV park to New York City! Just fifteen minutes away from NYC, campers enjoy easy access to Manhattan, the PATH train, Ferries, and the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. The park makes it easy to book shows, schedule city tours, and more.

Liberty Harbor maintains 50 RV sites with water and electric hookups. There’s a dump station on-site, as well as full restrooms with hot showers. There’s also a restaurant and bar, 24-hour security, and free Wi-Fi throughout the park.

Reservations: Book online or call 1-201-516-7500

Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground

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Location: 2149 Co Rd 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Open: May through August

Camping fee: Starts at $50 per night

Website: cooperstowncamping.com

Cooperstown Shadow Brook offers large camp sites for trailers, RVs, 5th wheels, and pop ups. Accommodations are available for large trailers with slide-outs. Primitive tent camping is offered, or opt for a tent site outfitted with water and electric. RV sites come with the option for full hookups or water/electric. Fire rings and picnic tables adorn each site.

Seeking something a little cozier? There are deluxe and rustic cabin rentals available around the park.

Amenities include a heated pool with deck, catch N’ release fishing pond, paddle boat rentals, a large playground, and so much more to keep you entertained, including special weekend events. Dump stations, restrooms, and hot showers are available, as well as a coin-based laundromat.

Reservations: Book online

Copake Camping Resort – Campgrounds in NY

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Location: 2236 NY-7, Copake, NY 12516

Open: April through end of camping season

Camping fee: Deluxe tent sites start at $62 per night

Website: copakecampingresort.com

Copake Resort maintains 250 scenic sites and 224 RV sites, along with 16 cottage rentals. This campground offers full hookups with 20/30/50-amp electric service. Sites are spacious enough to accommodate even the largest big rigs. Back-in, pull-thru and deluxe patio sites are available.

Deluxe tent sites come with water and electric, and are conveniently positioned near bathhouses. All sites, including tent sites, come with cable TV and Wi-Fi.

There’s a lot of fun going on around camp, including a heated pool, mini-golf course, arcade, general store, playground, and dog park. There is a basketball court and volleyball court, along with set up for cornhole. Stop by the snack bar to fill up after a day of adventure. Stay squeaky clean with on-site showers and laundry facilities.

Reservations: Request a reservation online, or call 1-518-329-2811

Camping in New York: Campgrounds in New York State Parks

New York is home to 215 state parks and historic sites that cover a total of 350,000 acres. Many of these parks are unmaintained or offer day-use only. Although, a fair share of NY State Parks provide campgrounds and various other amenities for people looking to go camping in New York.

  • Keep in mind… there are additional fees ($5-$7 per night for campsites) for non-NY Residents.
  • Household pets are allowed at most national park campgrounds. Certain restrictions apply.

For a one-time annual fee, the Empire Passport gives you unlimited access and day use to most state parks and recreational facilities in New York. It might be of interest to you if you plan to visit multiple state parks this year. Learn more

Sebago Cabins at Harriman State Park

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Location: Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10901

Open: early-May through early-October

Camping fee: $15 to $22

Website: reserveamerica.com/camping/sebago-cabins-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=326

Located on Lake Sebago, this campground offers campsites along with rustic and full-service cabins for rent. There are a lot of activities offered here as well, including biking, fishing, hiking, tennis, and x-country skiing in winter.

Amenities:

  • Boat rentals
  • Grills
  • Picnic tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers

Reservations: Book online

Allegany State Park Campgrounds in NY

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Location: Cattaraugus County, NY (western NY)

Open: Year-round

Camping fee: $18 to $30 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/1/hunting.aspx

There are two distinct areas of Allegany State Park, both offer camping options and cabins for rent. There is the Red House Area and the Quaker Area. The Quaker area includes two lakes, a sandy beach, two fishing piers and an access point for canoes and kayaks.

The Red House Area includes everything around Red House Lake, including five miles of paved bike paths, a sandy beach, boat and bike rentals, and fishing.

The two campgrounds offer a combined total of 189 campsites and 230 cabins, 30 of which are winterized. There is one group campsite available for rent. The Quaker Area maintains vacation rental cottages as well.

Amenities:

  • Showers
  • Boat launches
  • Dumping stations
  • Food
  • Gift shop
  • Grills
  • Playgrounds
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Powerboats
  • Nature Trails
  • Museum/visitor center
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online or call 1-716-354-2182

Cherry Plain State Park Campgrounds in NY

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Location: Rensselaer County, NY (southwest portion of Berlin, close to the border of Massachusetts)

Open: 5/27 through 9/4

Camping fee: $12 to $19 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/173/details.aspx

Cherry Plain State Park spans 175 acres and is home to 30 camping sites, including 10 trailer sites, 10 lakeside tent sites, and 10 “hike-in” sites. There is a sandy beach on Black River Pond with excellent swimming and fishing opportunities in the summer and ice-fishing in winter. Also in winter, beautiful hiking trails transform into heart-pounding cross-country trails.

Amenities:

  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Food
  • Group Camping
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Playgrounds
  • Nature Trails
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Clarence Fahnestock State Park Campgrounds in NY

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Location: Putnam & Dutchess Counties

Open: Year-round

Camping fee: $15 to $19 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/133/hunting.aspx

This state park offers tent and trailer camping sites. There is a group camp (wilderness) site for a minimum of 14 people, it’s just $2 per person.

In addition, Clarence Fahnestock offers a nature center, along with great trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Fishing is another popular activity around here, including ice fishing in the winter. Other winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Amenities:

  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Bridle Path
  • Food
  • Group Camping
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Swimming Beach

*Installing new water system, camping expected to remain closed throughout 2018 as a result

Reservations: Book online or call 1-800-456-CAMP

Fillmore Glen State Park Campgrounds in NY

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Location: Moravia, Cayuga County, NY (Finger Lakes region of NY, across from the Village of Moravia)

Open: Camping season is 5/5 to 10/8

Camping fee: $15 to $27 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/157/

Looking for waterfalls? This campground offers five waterfalls along its breathtaking hikes with incredible views and unique geological formations. Fillmore Glen maintains 60 campsites, as well as a full-service cottage. Cabins for rent start at $238 for the entire week and come with a boat dock.

This state park is home to a stream-fed swimming pool, as well as a swimming beach and playing fields. In addition, there are trails for hiking, hunting, and snowmobiling in winter.

Amenities:

  • Dump stations
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pavilions
  • Showers
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Waterfalls
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Burnham Point State Park Campgrounds in NY

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Location: Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY (on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousands Islands Region)

Open: Camping season is 5/25 through 9/3

Camping fee: $15 to $29 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/57/details.aspx

Enjoy lightly wooded campsites at this smaller state park that offers 47 tent and trailer sites, 19 of which are equipped with electric hookups. Take a journey along the water and explore nearby towns, historical sites, and beautiful scenery that spans for miles.

Bass, pike, walleye and muskellunge fishing is popular in the area. Kids love the playground, and campers of all ages can appreciate the beautiful picnic areas throughout the park.

Amenities:

  • Boat Launches
  • Dockage
  • Dumping Stations
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Powerboats
  • Showers

Reservations: Book online

Bowman Lake State Park Camping

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Location: McDonough, Chenango County, NY

Open: The park is open year-round, camping season is 5/11 through 10/8

Camping fee: $15 to $19 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/76/details.aspx

Bowman Lake State Park features one of the largest campgrounds in central NY. There are 188 campsites for tents and trailers. Starting at $45.50 per night for four people, there are a few rustic cabins available for rent as well.

The lake is stocked with trout for ample fishing, and swimming is allowed in the lake too. Bird lovers rejoice, there are over 100 bird species to identify and admire. Deer and small game hunting is allowed in certain areas of the park.

Amenities:

  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Dump Stations
  • Food
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Cumberland Bay State Park Camping

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Location: Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY

Open: Camping season is 5/5 through 10/9

Camping fee: $15 to $29 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/34/details.aspx

Cumberland Bay State Park is home to a sandy beach with playing fields, as well as a campground open to tents and trailers. Campers have access to showers, restrooms, dump stations, grills, picnic tables, and playgrounds. In addition, you can swim on the beach.

Amenities:

  • Dump stations
  • Showers
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming beach

Reservations: Book online

Canoe-Picnic Point State Park Camping

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Location: Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY (Thousand Islands Region)

Open: Camping/cabin season is late May through early September

Camping fee: $23 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/64/details.aspx

Located in a serene wooded area in the Thousand Islands Region, Canoe-Picnic Point State Park Camping can only be accessed by boat. It offers dock space, and the standard overnight boat dockage fee is $19. Once at the park, you can enjoy a beautiful picnic area, and a shore dinner cooking facility. The fishing here is excellent and rental boats are available nearby.

The campground caters to tent campers, but they offer cabins for rent as well. Picnicking isn’t the only popular pastime around here, hiking and hunting are two other popular activities at this campground.

Amenities:

  • Nature trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Powerboats
  • Showers
  • Dockage
  • Grills
  • Swimming beach

Reservations: Book online

Cayuga Lake State Park Camping

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Location: Seneca Falls, Seneca County, NY

Open: Camping season is late-April through late-October

Camping fee: $15 to $25 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/123/details.asp

This park spans 141 acres near the north end of Cayuga Lake. It offers campsites, cabins, and one cottage for rent. From fishing and hunting to cross-country skiing in the winter, there’s something for everyone here.

Amenities:

  • Lakefront dock
  • Boat launches
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing field
  • Showers
  • Dumping Stations
  • Swimming beach

Reservations: Book online

Cedar Point State Park Camping

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Location: Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY

Open: Camping/cabin season is between early-May and early-October

Camping fee: $18 to $23 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/21/details.aspx

At this 48-acre state park you’ll find a campground, boat launch and beach. Cedar Point State Park sits along Route 12E on the St. Lawrence River. Visitors can enjoy everything from swimming on the beach to fishing and hunting.

Amenities:

  • Boat launches
  • Boat rentals
  • Powerboats
  • Dumping Stations
  • Pump-out stations
  • Showers
  • Grills
  • Marina
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing fields
  • Swimming beach

Reservations: Book online

Darien Lakes State Park Camping

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Location: Darien Center, Genesee County, NY

Open: 5/4 through 10/14 (beach is open between 6/16 and 9/3)

Camping fee: $18 to $30 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/144/

This woodsy campground doted in hills and woodlands sits beside ravines, streams, and 12-acre Harlow Lake. There are 154 campsites, 141 of which are equipped with electricity, along with 13 primitive sites. Visitors can soak up some sun on the beach, go fishing or hiking, or cross-country skiing in the winter. There are horseback riding trails, picnic areas, and a pretty rustic bridge that crosses over the lake channel to Picnic Island. Other activities include biking, disc golf, and hunting.

Amenities:

  • Dumping Stations
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Delta Lake State Park Camping

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Location: Western, Oneida County, NY

Open: early-May through early-October

Camping fee: $15 to $33 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/66/details.aspx

Delta Lake is a 720-acre NY state park perched on a peninsula extending from the southeast shore of Delta Lake into the town of Western. Pick from 101 tent, trailer, or RV camp sites.  The park also maintains several shelters for rent. There are picnic areas, as well as a sandy beach, boat launch and area for shoreline fishing. In the winter, cross-country ski trails open.

Amenities:

  • Boat Launches
  • Showers
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Chenango Valley State Park Camping

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Location: Chenango Forks, Broome County, NY

Open: May through October

Camping fee: $15 to $27 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/41/details.aspx

This beach-side campground offers 184 campsites with a maximum of 6 people at each site. They also offer 24 cabins for rent starting at $87.50 per night. The park is adjacent to the Chenango River in the western region of Fenton.

Chenango Valley State Park is home to an 18-hole golf course, two kettle lakes, and plenty of feathered friends for birdwatchers. Popular activities around here include biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, X-Country skiing, and sledding.

Amenities:

  • Boat Rentals
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Dewolf Point State Park Camping

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Location: Wellesley Island, Jefferson County, NY

Open: Camping season is 5/10 through 9/18 (the park is open from the end of April through mid-September)

Camping fee: $15 to $19 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/22/details.aspx

Located on Wellesley Island on the St. Lawrence River, this small 13-acre state park offers rustic beauty and charm. There is a camping area, as well as cabins for rent. Campers can dock their boats on Lake of the Isles in the St. Lawrence River.

Amenities:

  • Boat Launches
  • Dockage
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Powerboats
  • Showers

Reservations: Book online

Eel Weir State Park Camping

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Location: St. Lawrence County, NY

Open: late-May through early-September

Camping fee: $15 to $23 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/121/details.aspx

This small and secluded 16-acre state park is on the Oswegatchie River, about two miles from Black Lake. Both bodies of water offer excellent fishing for bass, as well as good conditions for rowboats and canoes. There are 38 campsites available, as well as a picnic area and pavilion. This campground lacks some of the amenities and activities offered at other campgrounds in the area.

Amenities:

  • Showers
  • Picnic tables
  • Pavilions
  • Grills
  • Boat Launches

Reservations:  Walk in only, no reservations accepted

Evangola State Park Camping

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Location: Irving, southern Erie County, NY

Open: late-April through early-October

Camping fee: $15 to $27 per night

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/91/details.aspx

This 733-acre park sits on the border of Brant and Evans, west of Famham. It is best known for its natural sand beach on Lake Erie and its unique arch-shaped shoreline. The park maintains 80 campsites and a nature center in the camping area. In addition to camp sites, there are yurts for rent—starting at $83.75 per day for NY Residents.

Swimming, picnicking, baseball, soccer, tennis, and basketball are all popular pastimes at this park. As well as biking, disc golf, fishing, hiking, and hunting. In the winter, people travel here for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Amenities:

  • Food
  • Showers
  • Picnic tables
  • Dumping stations
  • Pavilions
  • Nature Trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Swimming Beach

Reservations: Book online

Camping in New York: Federal Recreation Campgrounds in NY

From National Recreation Areas to Forest Preservers, here are more great government-run spots for camping in New York.

 

Camp Gateway – Staten Island

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Location: 210 Avenue S, Brooklyn, NY 11223 [Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island]

Open: late-April through late-October

Camping fee: $30 (tent only/not electric)

Website: recreation.gov/camping/camp-gateway–staten-island/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=106834

As part of Gateway National Recreation Area, Camp Gateway is maintained by the National Park Service. A key trait of this campground is its stunning views of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, one of the longest extension bridges in the world.

Nearby attractions within 10 miles:

  • Snug Harbor
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Alice Austin House

Reservations: Reservations must be made 24-hours ahead of arrival. Reservations are accepted up to six months in advance. Book online

Camp Gateway-Brooklyn NY, NY

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Location: Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Open: early-May through late-October

Camping fee: $30 per night (tent & RV, no electric)

Website:  recreation.gov/camping/camp-gateway-brooklyn-ny/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=72324

This unique campground offers close access to urban areas, along with serene natural beauty. RV and tent camping is available but there are no electric hookups. Sad to say, no pets are allowed in tent sites.

Campers can access a fishing dock, grills, campfire rings, drinking water, paved parking, a picnic area, as well as recycling and trash collection.

Reservations: Book your stay online

North/South Lake Campground

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Location: 874 N Lake Rd., Haines Falls, Greene County, NY 12436

Open: mid-May through mid-October

Camping fee: $22 per night

Website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24487.html

This is the largest campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve with 7 camping loops, and 219 tent and trailer sites. Sites come with picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, and water access. There are showers and restrooms on-site.

North/South Lake Campground is home to two lakes and two beaches. From fishing to swimming and boating too, get ready for some fun on the water!

Reservations: Book online

Devil’s Tombstone Campground

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Location: NY-214, Hunter, Greene County, NY 12442

Open: May through early-September

Camping fee: $16 per night

Website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24462.html

This campground is located in Catskill Forest Preserve. It is smaller and offers fewer amenities than North/South Lake Campground. Campers must go to North/South Lake (8 miles away) to access showers, boating, and swimming. Yet, as the oldest campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, Devil’s Tombstone carries a lot of mystery and intrigue—just as its name suggests.

There are 24 tent and trailer sites. Campers can use one of two picnic areas with tables, fireplaces, and charcoal grills.

Reservations: Book your stay online

Nickerson Beach Campground

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Location: 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach, NY 11561

Open: April through November (if weather permits)

Camping fee: Starts at $30 per night

Website: nassaucountyny.gov/2812/Nickerson-Beach-Park

Located on Long Island’s South Shore, Nickerson Beach Campground is home to 74 sites for recreational vehicles. Each site is equipped with hookups for water and 110V 50/30-amp electric service. The on-site comfort station offers showers and restrooms.

Reservations: Call 1-516-571-7700

Eighth Lake Campground at Eighth Lake

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Location: 1 353 State Route 28 Inlet, NY 13360

Open: mid-May to early-October

Camping fee: $22 per night

Website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24465.html

This campground sits on the southeast shore of Eighth Lake, offering great fishing and plenty of privacy thanks to the lush forested terrain. There are 126 tent and trailer sites, with accommodations for RVs up to 40’ in length. Amenities include flush toilets, hot showers, a dump station, recycling center, and so much more.

Reservations: Book online