Camping New York  by Ben Keene

Camping New York Guide Book

by Ben Keene (Falcon Guides)
Camping New York  by Ben Keene
This guide to more than 100 public campgrounds in the state of New York is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each campground listing is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps will simplify the search for the perfect campground. New York offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks replete with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping New York provides useful tips on camping etiquette and enjoying—or avoiding—the state’s diverse and abundant wildlife.

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Trails from the "Camping New York" Guide Book
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A massive tract of land that stretches into a national forest across the Pennsylvania state line to the south, Allegany State Park covers 65,000 acres and includes hundreds of campsites and cabins, 80 ...
Allegany Indian Reservation, NY - Campgrounds
A massive tract of forested land that stretches across the Pennsylvania state line to the south, Allegany State Park covers 65,000 acres and includes hundreds of campsites and cabins, 80 miles of hiki ...
Allegany Indian Reservation, NY - Campgrounds
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Just across Dead Creek, alongside the North Branch of the Ausable River, Ausable Point is an ideal spot for enjoying Lake Champlain, the massive freshwater body French explorer Samuel de Champlain dis ...
Ausable River, NY - Campgrounds
Bear Spring Mountain became the DEC’s 50th campground in 1986 and remains one of the only places in the state for horse camping. Twenty-three campsites are grouped together on a hill above the office, ...
Walton, NY - Campgrounds
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Located on the southeastern side of Lake Welch, Harriman’s Beaver Pond Campground is one of the closest campgrounds to Manhattan, and one of the largest public areas to pitch tents in the lower Hudson ...
Harriman, NY - Campgrounds
The sites here are arranged in three rows, with numbers 70–95 located directly on the gurgling waters of the Beaverkill River, a well-regarded spot for fly fishing. Swimming is not permitted. Lots ten ...
Roscoe, NY - Campgrounds
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Surrounding a small 35-acre lake and two other similar-sized ponds, Bowman Lake State Park is one of the larger campgrounds in central New York. Only 16 feet at its deepest, the namesake body of water ...
Oxford, NY - Campgrounds
Hidden behind the tiny community of Raquette Lake, Brown Tract Pond is a picturesque wooded refuge that avoids some of the crowding common at larger Adirondack campgrounds. With no showers, and basic ...
Fulton Chain Lakes, NY - Campgrounds
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Occupying a beautiful location between Buck Pond and Lake Kushaqua, Buck Pond campground includes four loops of campsites amid stands of conifers and white and yellow birch. A good distance from any s ...
Loon Lake, NY - Campgrounds
Burnham Point State Park is a little green square of public land northeast of the village of St. Vincent. It’s also the westernmost park on the St. Lawrence. Sites are arranged in three rows that para ...
Cape Vincent, NY - Campgrounds
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Another popular park due to its namesake cascade, Buttermilk Falls State Park (or Buttermilk Creek to be more accurate) powered several mills in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. A small, shady t ...
Ithaca, NY - Campgrounds
Another spot that’s only reachable by boat, Canoe-Picnic Point State Park on Grindstone Island can be accessed from either the Wellesley Island State Park Marina or the Grass Point Marina. At 7 miles ...
Grindstone Island, NY - Campgrounds
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Like so many towns in the Adirondacks, Caroga Lake found prosperity in the local industry that dominated in the nineteenth century: lumbering. Tanning and the leather business later became an importan ...
Fulton County, NY - Campgrounds
Relatively small at only 320 acres, Cathedral, or Cat, Pines County Park is especially appealing to mountain bikers who come to ride the trail that twists and turns around the perimeter. The campsites ...
Middle Island, NY - Campgrounds
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Stretching 40 miles from north to south, Cayuga Lake is longer than the ten other Finger Lakes in central New York. And with depths exceeding 400 feet in places, this freshwater body supports a variet ...
Seneca Falls, NY - Campgrounds
Truly secluded and quieter than just about any other campground in the region, Cedar Island also has scenery that’s well worth the boat trip from the mainland. Sites are loosely arranged in two rows o ...
Hammond, NY - Campgrounds
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With an 1897 birthday, Cedar Point on the St. Lawrence River is one of New York’s oldest state parks. Campsites spread out to the west from Route 12E, with three shower houses evenly spaced throughout ...
Clayton, NY - Campgrounds
Extending into Gardiners Bay from the South Fork of Long Island, Cedar Point County Park is best known for its historic Cedar Point Light on its easternmost edge. Built in 1839 on what was originally ...
Sag Harbor, NY - Campgrounds
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Another medium-sized park with something for almost everyone, Chenango Valley owes its natural beauty to the end of the last Ice Age, when retreating glaciers left Lily Lake and Chenango Lake in this ...
Fish Creek, NY - Campgrounds
Located in rural Rensselaer County and surrounded by more than 4,000 acres of the Capital District Wildlife Management Area, Cherry Plain State Park feels worlds away from Albany or even Pittsfield ac ...
Cherryplain, NY - Campgrounds
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