With over 8500 campsites, there’s something for everyone in New York’s state parks! Sites range from primitive to prime. Tents, trailers and motorhomes can easily be accommodated. Most sites have a picnic table, fire pit or ring and nearby restrooms and many include amenities such as electric, water and sewer hook-up, and platforms.
Deciding where to camp? Our parks offer a remarkable diversity of natural settings including ocean-front beach sites on Long Island, views of the mighty Hudson River in the Taconic and Palisades regions; cascading waterfalls, deep gorges and amazing canyons in the Finger Lakes, Genesee and Niagara regions; lake-side views in the Central, Saratoga and Thousand Island regions, and vast wilderness in Allegany.
Looking for something to do during your stay? In addition to countless recreational activities including hiking, fishing and boating, our parks offer a full slate of fun family-friendly events throughout the camping season. For more information, visit our calendar of events.
Seasonal sites now offered at Bowman Lake and Oquaga Creek in the Central Region and Max V. Shaul in the Saratoga-Capital Region. Seasonal campers will need to make just one reservation for several weeks of camping. Imagine the convenience of leaving your trailer or RV on one site for the entire summer! Sites are discounted compared to the cost of a standard site. Reservations must be made directly with the parks.
During peak season some campsites are rented on a weekly basis. All sites at Hither Hills State Park and the beachfront sites at Southwick Beach State Park are subject to peak season rules. In general, Peak season runs from the fourth Friday in June to the last Sunday before Labor Day weekend. Reservations during this time are subject to a 7-day minimum stay for campsites. All other times are considered non-peak season and may require a 2 or 3-night stay.
Visit Things to Know for detailed information on camping rules, reservation policies and fees
The park was amazing! Recommend to everyone." - Melanie S., Bowman Lake State Park
"My favorite place as a kid to spend the summer." - John B., Stony Brook State Park
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