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Where to Camp in New York

New York campground guide and camping resources

Check out the best of New York camping. From the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 179 state parks offer innumerous opportunities to explore your natural surroundings, escape from the daily grind and discover exciting new adventures. From tent and cabin camping, as well as hidden gems. Below you’ll find some of the best campgrounds and places to camp in New York State.

Hidden camping gems in New York

Ready to get away from it all and explore what New York State Parks have to offer? Check out our top picks for hidden gems and camping off the beaten path in New York State. Find your new favorite campsite.

Bowman Lake Campgrounds

Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests to shady campsites.
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Max V. Shaul campgrounds

This park has shady picnic grounds, as well as playing fields. There is a nature and hiking trail, fishing is allowed in Panther and Schoharie Creeks.
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Oquaga Creek campgrounds

This 55-acre Arctic Lake has a sand beach for swimmers, and anglers can fish for black bass, bullheads and rainbow trout.
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Taconic campgrounds

This park consists of more then 6,000 acres of forested land with an extensive trail system that provides spectacular views of the Catskill Mountain Ranges.
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Lincoln Pond campgrounds

Lincoln Pond provides the opportunity for primitive, island, or "developed site" camping.
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Alger Island campgrounds

This boat access-only campground is located on Fourth Lake, the fourth lake in the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
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Woodland Valley campgrounds

The park's campsites are mostly wooded, with some campsites located along a small stream.
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Limekiln Lake campgrounds

This lake is known to be a great family camping spot, with campsites in the forest and activities ranging from boating and fishing to hiking and swimming.
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Best RV Park camping in New York

Check out our top picks for the best RV parks in New York; find a perfect spot to camp with your RV. With full-facility campsites to extended stay facilities, find the best spot to reserve for your next great getaway.

Sampson campgrounds

This park encompasses nearly 2000 acres, providing beautiful scenic views and abundant recreational opportunities.
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Golden Hill campgrounds

Golden Hill State Park offers camping, fishing, boating, shoreline hiking, picnicking, nature walks, and walking tours of the lighthouse site.
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Macomb Reservation campgrounds

The park has playing fields, a picnic area, a self-guided nature trail, a hiking trail, electric and non-electric wooded campsites.
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Wildwood campgrounds

Swimmers can take advantage of the cool waters of the Sound, and picnickers can relax at shaded picnic tables as their children enjoy the nearby playground.
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Best vacation cabin rentals in New York

Looking for that perfect romantic getaway? Don’t feel like sleeping in a tent or planning a family reunion and require other lodging options? From Catskills to Adirondacks, check out our top picks for the best New York cabin rentals.

Robert Moses campgrounds

The park is spacious, home to a large variety of flora and fauna. The nature center also offers holiday, special events and school outreach programs.
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Selkirk Shores campgrounds

Summer hiking and biking trails are used in the winter by cross-country skiers and snowmobilers.
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Betty and Wilbur Davis campgrounds

Nearly two thirds of this park is blanketed by a forest of hardwoods, intermixed with smaller areas of conifer plantation.
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Canoe Point campgrounds

Canoe Point State Park is only reachable by boat, offering a quiet camping experience in a wooded area with plenty of dock space available.
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Best Boat Sites in New York

Check out our top picks for the best boat sites in New York. Anytime of the year with all the accommodations and activities that your family needs for a great vacation.

Mary Island campgrounds

Twelve waterfront campsites are scattered throughout the park, offering seclusion and spectacular views of the Canadian shore or the shipping channel.
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Cedar Island campgrounds

This park is favored by people who appreciate quiet boating, fishing and beautiful scenery.
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Lake George campgrounds

Campers choose the area in which they wish to camp, and then they can continue to a private marina to park and lunch.
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Indian Lake Island campgrounds

A beautiful, wild, forested islands offering wilderness camping and some of the best recreational boating in the Adirondacks.
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Alger Island campgrounds

This boat access-only campground is located on Fourth Lake, the fourth lake in the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
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Tioga Point campgrounds

From the campground, visitors have wonderful views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains.
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Forked Lake campgrounds

In beautiful surroundings and on well-planned grounds, offer campers a terrific wilderness experience.
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Saranac Lake Island campgrounds

Coupled with the ability to camp on selected island sites, activities range from waterskiing to fishing.
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Best camping in New York

Want to know where the best campsites are? Check our list of top campgrounds and camping spots in New York State, from awesome amenities to local attractions, these parks will provide your family with a great camping experience.

Four Mile Creek campgrounds

Just north of the mighty Niagara Falls, this park's campsites sit near the shores of Lake Ontario with hiking trails wind along densely wooded bluffs.
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Lake Taghkanic campgrounds

This park has tent and trailer campsites and cabin and cottage camping facilities, two beaches, picnic grounds and a boat launch.
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Cedar Point campgrounds

The beach is sheltered and sandy, with docks for boats, a fishing pier and picnic grounds. From the overlook area, visitors can watch freighters pass by.
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Hamlin Beach campgrounds

This beach's clear water, sandy beaches, and 264 tent and trailer campsites bring thousands of visitors to the park each year.
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Fish Creek Pond campgrounds

Considered the finest and most attractive of all the Adirondack campgrounds, this park offers water access for most campsites.
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North-South Lake campgrounds

Surrounding mountains contain numerous hiking trails, which lead to spectacular overlooks, waterfalls, and historic sights.
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Lewey Lake campgrounds

This park offers wonderful amenities, like a swimming beach and comfortable campsites, and a range of outdoor activities.
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Rogers Rock campgrounds

Rogers Rock is a very popular family campground. Enjoy swimming, bicycling, fishing, boating, and hiking!
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