Best Camping in New York

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:

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!

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Recent New York Campground Reviews

Indian Lake, NY

Lewey Lake Campground

Jun 29, 2022

"Absolutely delightful"

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First I want to acknowledge Gary and Don, the two people we interacted with during our stay. They are pleasant, helpful, friendly and well informed. We stayed at a site with no sun unfortunately but thats because we waited well into the season before we booked. We were near a rest room, which was convenient. The lake and the surrounding areas...
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1 review
Jun 26, 2022

"Nice & Simple"

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spent two nights here - not a lot to report other than its a nice little campground. no frills, no store, no sewer hook up (dumpsite on the way out) couldn't figure out how to access the water for rinsing, no pull throughs. Nice place though, lots of families & local to Rochester campers. Stayed here to be close to my daughter and new...
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2 reviews
Catskill, NY

Treetopia Campground

Jun 26, 2022

"Unique campground nestled in the mountains and trees"

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The owners have done an awesome job transforming this rv park into a new, modern, relaxing and enjoyable park. Half of it (up on the hill) is very much so a trailer park feel. Some trailers look like they haven’t moved in 30 years. They are packed in so closely and many have permanent structures attached (sheds, fences, porches, lawn furniture,...
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16 reviews
Averill Park, NY

Alps Family Campground

Jun 25, 2022

"Not the best"

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The nice things: campground is quiet, in the woods, activities for kids including an arcade, pool, basketball courts, etc , friendly woman in office/store We’ve seen better: too many sites, a bit run down, electric on and off, laundry facilities are… iffy. No internet.

26 reviews
Seneca Falls, NY

Cayuga Lake State Park

Jun 24, 2022

"Great State Park Near Cayuga Lake"

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Park was clean and well kept. A short walk to the lake with access to boat and kayak launches. Camped in one of the electric sites (30Amp). No other hook ups but water was readily available. Easy to fill up since the water spigots were close by and centrally located between sites. Bring a 50 foot hose though. The electrified loop has a mix of...
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Joe D
14 reviews