Best Campgrounds in New York

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in New York. Use this list to plan your next New York campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Allegany State Park: Cain Hollow (Quaker Area)

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    Salamanca, NY

    At 65,000 acres, Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York. Considering that the park borders Pennsylvania’s Alle gheny National Forest, which covers more than 500,000 acres, ...
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    At 65,000 acres, Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York. Considering that the park borders Pennsylvania’s ...

  • #2 Taconic State Park: Copake Falls Area.

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    Copake Falls, NY

    On the eastern edge of the Hudson Valley, hugging the borders of Massachusetts and Connecticut, Taconic State Park stretches for nearly 15 miles along a thin stretch of land in the Taconic Mountains, ...
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    On the eastern edge of the Hudson Valley, hugging the borders of Massachusetts and Connecticut, Taconic State Park stretches ...

  • #3 Mills-Norrie State Park

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    Staatsburg, NY

    Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park borders and shares a campground with Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. The campground is technically located in Margaret Lewis Norrie, ...
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    Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park borders and shares a campground with Margaret Lewis Norrie State ...

  • #4 Sears Bellows County Park

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    Hampton Bays, NY

    When we told our friends that we would be spending some time camping on Long Island, we were met with blank stares. “Who on Long Island ever goes camping?” was a common question. Evidently, a ...
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    When we told our friends that we would be spending some time camping on Long Island, we were met with blank stares. “Who ...

  • #5 North–South Lake

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    Haines Falls, NY

    The largest and most popular campground in the Catskills, North–South Lake hardly qualifies as an undiscovered gem. Its popularity, however, is well deserved and should not discourage the camper ...
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    The largest and most popular campground in the Catskills, North–South Lake hardly qualifies as an undiscovered gem. Its popularity, ...

  • #6 Peekamoose

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    Denning, NY

    At the southern end of the Catskills, in the Sundown Wild Forest, lies the Peekamoose Valley, where three 2,000-foot peaks— Samson, Van Wyck, and Peekamoose Mountains— funnel water into Rondout ...
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    At the southern end of the Catskills, in the Sundown Wild Forest, lies the Peekamoose Valley, where three 2,000-foot peaks— ...

  • #7 Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park

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    Carmel, NY

    For the 88 miles it passes through New York State, the Appalachian Trail meanders over relatively flat, wooded terrain, never rising past 1,500 feet. For some, it is one of the least memorable ...
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    For the 88 miles it passes through New York State, the Appalachian Trail meanders over relatively flat, wooded terrain, never ...

  • #8 Green Lakes State Park

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    Fayetteville, NY

    The first thing that surprises first-time visitors to Green Lakes State Park is the fact that its name is neither an exaggeration nor a quaint evocation of the surrounding wilderness, but an ...
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    The first thing that surprises first-time visitors to Green Lakes State Park is the fact that its name is neither an exaggeration ...

  • #9 Whetstone Gulf State Park

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    Lowville, NY

    Whetstone Gulf is located between two of New York’s greatest natural resources, the Tug Hill plateau and the Adirondacks. Whereas the Iroquois referred to the Adirondack region as the “Greater ...
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    Whetstone Gulf is located between two of New York’s greatest natural resources, the Tug Hill plateau and the Adirondacks. ...

  • #10 Watch Hill

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    Patchogue, NY

    New York State has no national parks. However, just off the coast of Long Island is Fire Island National Seashore (operated by the National Park Service), a string of small communities connected ...
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    New York State has no national parks. However, just off the coast of Long Island is Fire Island National Seashore (operated ...

  • #11 Wildwood State Park

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    Wading River, NY

    When the sun comes out and tourists are heading to the Hamptons or Fire Island, it is easy to forget the North Fork of Long Island and its distinctive charms. At the western edge of the North ...
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    When the sun comes out and tourists are heading to the Hamptons or Fire Island, it is easy to forget the North Fork of Long ...

  • #12 Watkins Glen State Park

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    Watkins Glen, NY

    On the southern shores of Seneca Lake lies one of the most spectacular gorges in the Finger Lakes region. With its handcut tunnels, arched bridges, winding stone staircases, water-drilled pools, ...
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    On the southern shores of Seneca Lake lies one of the most spectacular gorges in the Finger Lakes region. With its handcut ...

  • #13 Fair Haven Beach State Park

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    Fair Haven, NY

    As the most-recent glacier receded from New York about 10,000 years ago, it carved out the 7,340-square-mile basin that is now Lake Ontario. Another product of the receding glacier was drumlins—long, ...
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    As the most-recent glacier receded from New York about 10,000 years ago, it carved out the 7,340-square-mile basin that is ...

  • #14 Stony Brook State Park

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    Dansville, NY

    The Finger Lakes region was shaped by multiple periods of glaciation during the Ice Age. Indeed, the entire state of New York, except in the region of Allegany State Park, bears the scars and ...
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    The Finger Lakes region was shaped by multiple periods of glaciation during the Ice Age. Indeed, the entire state of New ...

  • #15 Letchworth State Park

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    Castile, NY

    The majestic canyon here has been cut by the Genesee River over millennia as it runs north from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario. Throughout the park, dramatic views of the sheer sandstone and shale ...
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    The majestic canyon here has been cut by the Genesee River over millennia as it runs north from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario. ...

  • #16 Eighth Lake

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    Inlet, NY

    When visitors come to the Adirondacks, they are usually impressed with the sheer number of rugged hiking trails that crisscross the wilderness. One of the other ways to explore this vast wil ...
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    When visitors come to the Adirondacks, they are usually impressed with the sheer number of rugged hiking trails that crisscross ...

  • #17 Cranberry Lake

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    Cranberry Lake, NY

    The Adirondacks’ rugged terrain and dense woodlands made most of the area inhospitable for American Indians as well as for early settlers. The region served mostly as a battleground during c ...
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    The Adirondacks’ rugged terrain and dense woodlands made most of the area inhospitable for American Indians as well as for ...

  • #18 Little Pond

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    Andes, NY

    Traditional Dutch ghost stories often tell of the Devil’s presence in Stony Clove, a pass through the Devil’s Path Range. Today, Stony Clove is better known as New York State Route 214, connecting ...
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    Traditional Dutch ghost stories often tell of the Devil’s presence in Stony Clove, a pass through the Devil’s Path Range. ...

  • #19 Wellesley Island State Park

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    Fineview, NY

    The Thousand Islands region is a boater’s haven where you can find excellent fishing and unlimited cruising opportunities. Numerous parks and public launches in the region give access to beautiful ...
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    The Thousand Islands region is a boater’s haven where you can find excellent fishing and unlimited cruising opportunities. ...

  • #20 Buck Pond

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    Onchiota, NY

    More than 20 miles north of Lake Placid and less than 50 miles south of Quebec, Buck Pond is a truly remote campground and one of our favorites in the Adirondacks. Visitors to the region, including ...
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    More than 20 miles north of Lake Placid and less than 50 miles south of Quebec, Buck Pond is a truly remote campground and ...