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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!

Recent New York Campground Reviews

Jun 15, 2024

"Wouldn’t Stay Unless Group Camping"

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The lake front is nice but the campground is not peaceful or quiet. Parking on grass, lots of groups. Very packed in. Stay closer to the ranger station as the sites are further apart. Come and get smoked out by your neighbour’s fire.

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Rosendale, NY

Creekview Campgrounds

Jun 13, 2024

"quaint, funky, but nice"

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Mike, the proprietor, is extremely nice. Looks like an old logging camp with all sorts junk equipment, but it is well maintained and quite pretty. Great shade and tons of greenery and privacy. The rate I quote above is for two people in a tent site without electricity. The cost in these sites is $20/person (cash only!); I have no idea what the...
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Jun 12, 2024

"Nice with quirks"

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It was a nice one night stop. The site we were on was fairly level but not overly large. Our trailer fit fine but not sure if there would have been room for our screen house too. The campground was quite clean and well managed. The water hook up was very close to the ground. The reservation system was phone in and then send in a check. ...
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Jun 11, 2024

"Absolutely beautiful! "

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Quiet and relaxing after a long trip from Maine. We had an amazing time here last summer. Planned ahead for our trip to Texas. We camped by tent here. plenty of space for children to play. the Picturesque views were beautiful! Planning a trip for this year here with our granddaughter! See ya in a few weeks

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Jun 07, 2024

"Good For Small Rig"

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We have a campervan and perfect for what we need. FHU, clean bathhouse and close to the falls. Easy access, quiet and friendly staff.

Tony C.
42 reviews