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Camping in New York

With hundreds of private and public campgrounds at your disposal, start planning your camping adventure now!

 Search below by region, city and amenities to find the perfect place to getaway in New York state this year.

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Sleep Under the Stars at Lake George, The Niagara Region & More

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Camping is in New York’s blood. To get your circulation going, New York 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 histories. With more than 500 campgrounds on millions of scenic acres, New York 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.

Why not start your camping vacation with New York’s amazing State Parks? Each has its unique charm, from Fair Haven Beach to Moreau LakeDelta Lake State Park on the Delta Reservoir is popular with campers who like its boat launch, shoreline trout and bullhead fishing, and sandy beach. Oquaga Creek State Park has a beach and forested campsites along a 55-acre arctic lake with sand beach and fine trout fishing.

Peaceful best describes remote camping destinations at Long Point State Park facing Chaumont Bay on Lake Ontario. Almost completely surrounded by water, it offers open campsites with scattered trees, picnic areas, a protected harbor and great boating and fishing with constant breezes to keep the mosquitoes away.

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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. 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.

Smaller campgrounds in New York may provide an even prettier retreat. Dotting three pristine lakes, the Saranac Lake Islands are home to 87 campsites where you can view bald eagles, whitetail deer, great blue herons, otter and the occasional moose from your tent, canoe or lakeside trail before bedding down under the stars. 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 areas 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!

Related Sites:

Campground Owners of New York (CONY)     
New York State Parks: Camping & Cabins 
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation: Camping 
DEC State Campgrounds Reservation System

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