Everything You Need to Know About Campgrounds in New York
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Liberty Harbor RV Park
Jersey City, NJ
Hours: all year round
Amenities: WiFi, dump station, full restrooms with hot showers, restaurant and bar on the premise, 50 sites (water and electric), laundry room, restaurants, stores, and pubs within walking distance
What to know: Pets are welcome on leashes. No open fires are permitted, only barbecue grills. Be sure to call ahead to ensure the amenities you’re looking for are still available.
Cost: $120/night, when you stay for 6 consecutive nights you get the 7th free (excluding holidays/holiday weekends). Tent reservations are $75/night for four guests and one vehicle parking space. Visit the website for more specific pricing information and deals.
Campgrounds in Suffolk County
Cliff and Ed’s Campground
Hours: Camping season through Oct 25.
Amenities: Cable/satellite tv, laundromat, showers, fishing, swimming (pond, lake, river), wifi, restrooms, trash pickup at site. Boat launch, boat rentals, hiking trails, and fishing nearby.
What to know: Reservation only.
Cost: Call for more information regarding costs.
Eastern Long Island Kampground
Hours: Camping season through Oct. 31.
Amenities: Office and camp store, swimming pool, laundry facilities, playground, 3 bathroom and shower facilities, free WiFi, cable TV service, fire barrels for each site, daily garbage pickup, archery, rec center
What to know: Camp store is currently closed, but certain items will still be available through the check-in window. Restrooms will be open with limited shower facilities. The rec center, playground, and pool are closed until further notice. Staff will be cleaning and disinfecting the site more frequently. There is a maximum of 6 people allowed per site. No day camp passes are available, and no visitors will be allowed at your site. Patrons must have a working bathroom in their RV, since public restrooms will be limited capacity.
Cost: Camper rentals are $100/night, $380/weekend. Visit the website for additional rates and more specific pricing info.
Heckscher State Park
Hours: Cottages open through Nov 1. Campsites open through Sept. 6.
Amenities: Biking, boat launches, campsites, cabins, and lodging, canoeing/kayaking, disc golf, fishing, grills, hiking, pavilions and shelter rentals, playgrounds, playing fields, showers, snowshoeing/x-country skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing/ windsurfing, swimming beach
What to know: Due to COVID-19, visitors or non-registered guests are not permitted at cottages or in campgrounds. Extended stays are not permitted. Dishware, cookware, and silverware will not be provided in the rental cottages. Many parks have reduced parking to 50 percent and local roads may have closures in effect. Make a camping reservation here at least one day ahead of arrival and up to 24 months in advance. Pavilion reservations must be made 14 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 months in advance. Be sure to call ahead to ensure the amenities you’re looking for are still available.
Cost: $18-$22 per night. Price varies. Check the website.
Wildwood State Park
Hours: Swimming season through Sept 7., 10am-6pm daily. Camping grounds open through Oct 31.
Amenities: Biking, camper assistance program, campsites, cabins & lodging (3 of the 10 are accessible), fishing, food, hiking, hunting, playgrounds, showers, snowshoeing/x-country skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming beach (accessible)
What to know: Beach Comfort Station open: Monday–Friday, from 8am-4:15pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-sunset. Camp area comfort stations open for camp patrons. No pets are permitted. Be sure to call ahead to ensure the amenities you’re looking for are still available.
Cost: Camping is $18-$34/night, with an additional $5/night for non-NYS residents. Visit the website for more specific pricing information.
Campgrounds in Dutchess County
Interlake RV Park & Sales
Hours: Camping season through the end of October.
Amenities: Gated park, 20 acre lake, fishing pond, heated swimming pool, kiddie pool, fishing and boating, game room and rec hall, playground, horseshoes, volleyball, snack bar, giant movie screen, camp store, laundromat, restrooms, free showers, cable TV hookups, dumping station, dump service, free WiFi
What to know: Pool will be open at 50 percent capacity. While you do not have to be masked in the water, you most social distance from other groups and stay with your own party. Avoid the poolside chaise chairs with tape on them. Guests will be limited to seasonal campers only, and guests will not be permitted to go to the pool if it is nearing capacity. Staff must be notified via email one day before each guest arrives with the guest’s name, phone number, and address. Regarding guests, you can have no more than two adults and children (from 10am-8pm).
Cost: RV rates vary, visit the website for specific pricing information.
Malouf’s Mountain Sunset Campground
Hours: Camping season runs through Oct 31.
Amenities: Platform sites include Picnic Table, grill for fire, garbage can, playing cards, ABC fire extinguisher, gas stove, pots and pans, dish pan and soap, sponge, propane lantern, chairs, water jug, paper plates and paper towels, cooking supplies, matches, fly swatter, paper and pen. Primitive sites include a picnic table, firepit with grill, and garbage can. There is fishing, hiking, boating, and touring offered in the local area.
What to know: Reservations are required for households per site, and due to COVID-19 no guests will be permitted. Patrons cannot make reservations for groups at this time. Staff will be sanitizing and disinfecting public spaces frequently. There should be a maximum of 2 people at a time in the bath house sink area, maintaining a 6 foot distance. Outdoor games are not available at this time, and campers are encouraged to bring their own. Campers are also required to bring their own utensils for eating and cups (no glass).
Cost: Rates depend on which site you choose, and are available on the website.
Mills Norrie State Park
Hours: Park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. Camping season through Oct. 18.
Amenities: Biking, boat launches, campsites, cabins, and lodging, dockage, fishing, golf, grills, hiking, marina, pavilions and shelter rentals, showers, snowshoeing/x-country skiing.
What to know: The Marina is open from 7:30am-8pm daily. Patrons may launch for day use only, but not accepting transients at this time. Be sure to call ahead to ensure the amenities you’re looking for are still available.
Cost: Campsite is $15-$19 per night. Cabins are $94.50/night or $378/weekly. Visit the website for more specifics. You can make a reservation here.
Sylvan Lake Beach Park
Hours: RV camping season until the end of October. Tent camping not yet open, but will be open until Columbus day weekend.
Amenities: Beach, fishing, swimming areas, boating, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, basketball hoops, open fields, large campsites
What to know: Tent camping is not open yet, and will potentially be opening at the end of July. When the tent camping opens, it will be limited to one site per household (no groups).
Cost: Tent campgrounds: dry sites are $35/night, water and electric sites are $40/night. RV sites: costs are dependent on amps, visit websites for more specifics with pricing.
Campgrounds in Putnam County
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Hours: Park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Camping season through Nov. 28.
Amenities: Biking, boat launches, boat rentals, campsites, cabins, and lodging, equestrian trails, fishing, food, hiking, hunting, ice fishing, pavilions and shelter rentals, showers, sledding, snowshoeing/x-country skiing.
What to know: Reservations can be made through Reserve America by calling 1-800-456-CAMP, but reservations for group camping are not available at this time. Available parking has been reduced due to COVID-19. The campsite has one pavilion, and the capacity will be limited according to NYS social distancing protocol (no more than 25 people in a gathering). Due to tree work in the park, The Perkins Memorial Trail ( Yellow blazes) will be closed from the intersection with the Charcoal Burners Trail (Red Blazes) to the intersection with the Cabot Trail (White Blazes). The entire length of the Cabot Trail (White Blazes) will be closed from the intersection with the Charcoal Burners Trail (Red Blazes) to the intersection with the Perkins Memorial Trail (Yellow Blazes). Be sure to call ahead to ensure the amenities you’re looking for are still available.
Cost: $15-$19/night for camping. $8/vehicle. Visit the website for more specifics.
Campgrounds in Ulster County
New York City North/Newburgh KOA
Hours: Camp season through Nov. 1.
Amenities: Arcade, bounce pillow, cable TV, catch and release fishing pond, coffee and cream snack bar, dog park, group tour planning, mini golf, nature trail, rock climbing wall, RV clubs and rallies, RV storage, pavilion, playground, pool, tours, laundry room, wifi, wine store, 50 max amp
What to know: Restrooms and laundry facilities are open, and the camp store is open from 9a.m.- 5p.m. All other amenities are closed until further notice. Groups of more than 10 people are not permitted, and social distancing practices must be in effect.
Cost: Visit website for pricing information.