Camping in New York
Camping in New York is the perfect way to experience the state’s natural beauty or its urban energy. See a map of all camping in New York.
New York State Parks
These parks consistently offer travelers both value and beauty. Across New York, there are over 15,000 campsites at state parks. Most of these sites accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents. Available amenities likely include restrooms, a picnic table, and a fire pit ring. Many state park sites also offer RV hookups and camp stores for essentials. Check individual parks for details.
A few popular options in New York are:
- Letchworth State Park: See some of the over 50 waterfalls.
- Watkins Glen State Park: Plan to hike the Watkins Glen Gorge.
- Allegany State Park: Visit New York’s largest state park.
- Taughannock Falls State Park: Photograph the famous 215-foot Taughannock Falls.
- Robert Moses State Park: Enjoy almost five miles of shoreline at this beachfront state park.
Learn more about New York State Parks.
National Parks in New York
Gateway National Recreation Area is a National Park Area with two campgrounds falling within New York’s state boundaries. One of these urban campgrounds, the Floyd Bennett Field Campground, offers RV camping.
The Floyd Bennett Field campground in Brooklyn, New York, permits RV camping at 12 designated RV sites. There are no hook-ups for your RV, but amenities include showers, picnic tables, and fire rings. There are 32 additional campsites set aside for tent camping. You can enjoy activities like archery, kayaking, hiking, biking, and fishing. Stays are limited to 14 days.
Free Camping in NY
Some of the thriftiest of camping options (AKA free!) can be found in New York. Many free campsites in New York can be found on land managed by the State Forest, National Forest, and Department of Natural Resources. Learn more about free camping in New York state.
New York RV Parks
If you enjoy extra amenities while RV camping, you will want to research some of New York’s best RV parks. Learn more about New York RV Parks.
New York National Forests
The Finger Lakes National Forest has two campgrounds with RV sites. Blueberry Patch Campground and Backbone Horse Camp are inexpensive options for camping near the Finger Lakes.
New York state is the perfect camping destination for urban enthusiasts, as well as outdoor adventurers!