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Where to go camping near NYC

Campgrounds

Gunks

(2 hours from NYC)
 
Sam Pryor Shawangunk Gateway Campground is well located for exploring the Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve. Operated by the American Alpine Club, it's popular with rock climbers.
  

Catskills

(2.5 hours from NYC)

Woodland Valley Campground is nestled at the foot of Slide Mountain in close proximity to Phoenicia. There’s a trailhead for the Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide Mountain Trail right at the campground.
 
Kenneth L Wilson is well located off the main route going into the Catskills. The people at the nearby Catskills Visitor Center can help you sort out the many options for hiking.
 
North-South Lake Campground is in an area of incredible scenic beauty with numerous options for hiking, fishing, or mountain biking. A must-see is nearby Kaaterskill Falls, the tallest waterfall in New York.
   

Columbia County

(2.5 hours from NYC)

Lake Taghkanic State Park Campground is nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia County.
 
Copake Falls Campground is a rustic campground in Taconic State Park. Visit Bish Bash Falls just across the state line in Massachusetts.
  

Delaware Water Gap

(2.5 hours from NYC)
 
Dingmans Campground is a large riverside campground in the Poconos offering canoeing and kayaking.
  

Sullivan County

(3 hours from NYC)

Beaverkill Campground is located on the famous Beaverkill trout fishing stream, which flows through the entire length of the site.

 

Beaches

(2 hours from NYC)
 
Wildwood State Park Campground is located on Long Island Sound with 2 miles of sandy beach great for swimming and fishing.  

 

Vineyards

(2 hours from NYC) 

Robibero Family Vineyard is a family-owned and operated vineyard near New Paltz.

 

Farms

(3 hours from NYC)

Green Shepherd Farm is a family owned sheep farm in Bovina.

 

Additional resources

The Dyrt is a campground search platform with the largest collection of campground reviews in the US – think Yelp for camping.
 
Hipcamp is a platform for discovering campsites both in public parks and on private land.
 
Reserve America is an online reservation system used by New York State for booking campgrounds in public parks.
 
Catskill Visitor Center in Mt. Tremper provides guidance and advice on where to go and trail conditions within Catskill Park.
  
New York State Camping Guide provides general information about camping in New York.
 
See/swim is a guide to outdoor swimming and exploration in the Northeast.
  

 

 

*For reference only. We are not affiliated with the parks, campgrounds, or businesses included in this list.