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

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Croton Point Park Campground

Jan 14, 2023

"Absolutely Beautiful "

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Not super big rig friendly but it can be done. We’re 42’ DP with a Jeep in tow and we made it and I’m so glad we did. What a beautiful campground. It was wonderful to take our dog on a walk around the park. Would stay here again.

Erica C
40 reviews
Jan 14, 2023

"Spacious Sites And Quiet"

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Unfortunately our stay here wasn’t the best, it rained the entire time and was freezing cold. The nature trail was super nice to walk around but we got to do that once when we arrived because the rest of the time we were there it rained which made the trail impassible. It’s a beautiful park with a small lake and some cabins. Very conveniently...
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Erica C
40 reviews
Jan 14, 2023

"Hands down amazing"

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Went many years ago as a young teen, going again as a young adult. I have my trusty truck and large 5th wheel and although the hill is a bit steep and a little concerning to get in, its well worth the trip. My folks go every year for my mother's birthday and I hope to be joining in the tradition. Clean and fairly level sites, concrete pad,...
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Indian Lake, NY

Lewey Lake Campground

Jan 10, 2023

"A campground in the middle of nowhere!"

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I made my reservation through Reserve America. Finding the campground is easy....but there are several signs pointing to each side of the highway when approaching from Indian Lake side indicating the entrance to Lewey Lake....so go slow to make sure you pull into the one that actually has the Ranger booth. Sign in was easy and as with many...
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ADK Man
29 reviews
Jan 10, 2023

"Nice Place with great, good and not so good!!"

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We called about two months before our stay to reserve a site. We were looking for three nights but the minimum stay was four nights. We were meeting family so we reserved it. Upon arrival we found there was no reservation under our name. After several minutes they found our name had been misspelled in the computer. The staff was very good...
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ADK Man
29 reviews