New York’s Top Campgrounds You Must Visit

Summer and Fall are the best times to go camping, especially in New York. Whether it be in an RV, cabin, or tent, New York as some of the best campgrounds with many different activities. So start planning this coming season’s trips, because you won’t want to pass these campgrounds up!


1. Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glenn is one of the most popular parks in New York with its impressive gorges and stunning waterfalls. “It is a highlight of an excursion through the Finger Lakes.” Camping here brings you closer to the beauty of nature.

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2. Cranberry Lake Campground

Cranberry Lake is hidden away from tourist attractions that surround many other campgrounds.  However, the isolation is worth it and will certainly make you feel one with nature.

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3. Lake George RV Park, Lake George

You and your family will get the best experience at Lake George RV Park. Discover what beauty the Adirondacks and this stunning lake have to offer.

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4. Saranac Lake Islands

Fall asleep under the stars and soak in the wilderness at the Saranac Lake Islands. Stay right by the water and explore village of Saranac Lake, easily accessible from any point by boat.

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5. Cherry Plain State Park

Cherry Plain State Park Campground proves that less really can be more. Enjoy a sandy beach on Black River Pond, along with numerous hiking, biking, and horse riding tails in this small, yet sweet campground. 

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6. Letchworth State Park

Know as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” and named the best state park in the nation by USA Today, Letchworth is a must on your list. Camping spots for both tents and trailers are available as well as private cabins.

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7. North Pole Resorts

Camp in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain at North Pole Resorts. Waterfront sites and water view sites are available. Park your RV next to a gorgeous view of the Adirondack Mountains, plus you won’t get bored with the multiple activities available such as hiking, paddling, fishing, and more.

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8. Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass Park offers a beautiful beach as well as partially-wooded areas home to a variety of wildlife. Glimmerglass not only is a great park full of hiking, biking, fishing, and other activities, it is also great in the wintertime for ice skating, skiing, tubing and more!

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9. Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt

Looking for a private retreat inside the Catskill Forest Preserve? Go from “camping,” to “glamping,” in a fully equipped yurt.

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10. Niagara Falls/Grand Island KOA

One of New York’s hidden gems, the falls are just a short trip away from this campground. Rent boats and banana bikes, or take part in some of the visitor programming featuring live entertainment, pancake breakfasts, and other activities daily.

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11. Alger Island

Alger is a year-round destination for outdoors enthusiasts located on Fourth Lake just outside Old Forge. Accessible only by boat, the peace and privacy you’re looking for is closer than you think.

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12. Wellesley Island State Park

Wellesley is the largest camping area in the Thousand Island region. This rustic region has some of the best fishing spots in all of New York State. The park also has a full service marina with boat launches, and a sandy beach on the river with great swimming and sunbathing.

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New York is chalked full of incredible campgrounds. Start planning your trips now for an adventure packed summer! Let us know what you think we love feedback. Did we miss your favorite campground? Let us know which one, and what you love most about it!

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