Camping in New York

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Camping is in New York's blood. To get your circulation going, New York State Parks and state campgrounds abound from glittering Lake George to thundering Niagara Falls. Nowhere else does a camping vacation offer such vistas, so many activities and such incredible history. With more than 500 campgrounds on millions of scenic acres, New York State will take you there in rustic or fine style. Your camping trip might lead you to a remote Adirondack peak, a canoe ride through the rapids, or a cozy inn. Whether you like to rough it, follow historic pathways, or prefer a more pampered camping vacation, you'll find plenty to choose.


Private Campgrounds abound too. Island camping lures the peace seeker to Lake George campgrounds with 400 island campsites tossed among scores of islands. All that peace and quiet is still just minutes from buzzing Lake George Village, filled with marinas, restaurants, shopping and attractions. In the Catskills, Hunter Lake is popular with RVers and tenters with lake swimming, canoeing and fishing, while Jerry's 3 River Campground offers canoeing and rafting all along the Delaware River. Family geared campgrounds offer many activities from biking and playgrounds to organized events and entertainment. Riverhurst Park a family-owned 45-acre park on the banks of the Allegany River, welcomes your RV, pop-up, or tent. Hike several easy trails beneath its towering white pines.

Camping cabins offer a nice compromise for some people as they are reasonably priced, offer amenities suck as a solid roof, walls and floor with basics like electricity, beds, and a porch included. Old Forge Camping Resort cabins sleep 4 comfortably, and is near the area's largest amusement and waterpark. Ta-Ga-Soke Campgrounds, near Oneida Lake, has two room cabins with mini-refrigerators that await you after a day of play at Sylvan/Verona Beach, home to one of the oldest style amusement parks in the country!

Whether you hike, boat, or drive in, bringing a tent or hauling a fifth-wheel, New York campgrounds offer something for everyone!

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