Why not consider staying in one of New York's beautiful state parks? Imagine pitching a tent near the St. Lawrence River or one of the beautiful lakes or waking up in your recreational vehicle surrounded by the majesty of the woods or cooking breakfast in a cabin overlooking the "Grand Canyon of the East."
Did you know you save 15-20% by reserving a weeknight* campsite?
(*Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays)
For information about camping in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/camping.html
Arranging a stay at a New York state park is easy! Reservations can be made from up to 3 p.m. on the day of arrival* to 9 months in advance by calling toll-free 1-800-456-CAMP or visiting http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com. *Same-day reservations will be allowed until 3pm on day of arrival; this applies to campsites only. Cabins, cottages, and yurts can be reserved as late as 1-day prior to arrival.
Reservations will be taken as follows:
Access Pass/Lifetime Liberty Pass holders: Before making your camping reservations, please review if your pass will be eligible. You must have a valid pass at the time of your stay.
Pet Policy in effect: No more than two pets per site where pets are permitted.
By transporting firewood, you could be spreading invasive insects and diseases that can quickly kill large numbers of trees.
Help PROTECT OUR PARKS and follow Firewood Regulation:
NOTE: It is always best to use heat treated firewood or obtain local firewood at or near your destination. For more information on the availability of firewood please contact the park/campground directly.
For more information about firewood regulations visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/28722.html or call toll free 1-866-640-0652. The interactive Firewood Source Map shows a 50-mile distance from which untreated firewood may be moved to NYS Parks and DEC campgrounds. Additional firewood source maps are available at each campground's website.
*To be considered treated, firewood must be heat-treated (kiln-dried) to a minimum core temperature of 71 degrees Celsius (160 F) for 75 minutes, and must have a label that says "New York Approved Heat-Treated Firewood/Pest Free" along with the producer's name and legal address. Firewood that meets these standards and is labeled as such can be moved into NY and around the state without restriction.
**The self-issued certificate of origin is required for those who are transporting firewood that they cut for their own personal use and therefore know where the wood was grown.
***The external quarantine covers areas of states (counties in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) where spotted lanternfly (SLF) is known to have established populations.
Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect from Asian that could impact New York's forests as well as the agriculture and tourism industries. SLF can jump and fly short distances, but spreads primarily through human activity. They hitch rides to new areas when they lay their eggs on vehicles, firewood, outdoor furniture, stone, and other transported materials.
Want to help?
If you believe you have found spotted lanternfly, please email pictures of the insect, egg masses, and/or infestation signs to email@example.com for verification. Please be sure to note the location (intersecting roads, address, GPS coordinates, etc.). Reporting this invasive pest can help slow the spread of SLF into New York.
For more information about spotted lanternfly and how you can help, visit https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/113303.html