Adirondack & Catskill Regions
The New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation maintains 52 public campgrounds and day-use facilities. The rates are reasonable and permits are issued for available sites for up to a two-week period from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Reservations may be made for 1 to 14 nights, depending on campground and time of year.
Reservations are made on line at Reserve America or by phone at 800-456-2267.
More information about DEC operated campgrounds and day use areas is available on the NY Dec website or at 518-457-0456.
Gateway National Recreation Area
Complete details are available at the park website.
Floyd Bennett Field in the Jamaica Bay Unit has four public campsites available for a unique urban, yet rustic camping experience. There is a fee of $50 for three nights. For more information, call 718-338-3799.
The Sandy Hook Unit has campgrounds for organized youth groups only, with no more than 40 total individuals.
Harriman-Bear Mountain State Park
Camps supervised by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission include Baker Camp, Sebago Cabin Camp and Beaver Pond Campgrounds.
To reserve Baker Camp, check their link. For Sebago and Beaver Pond, reserve on line at Reserve America or by phone at 800-456-2267.
Information can also be obtained by contacting the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), Bear Mountain NY 10911 845-786-2701.
New York State parks on Long Island where camping is permitted are Hither Hills State Park, and Wildwood State Park.
Reservations are made at Reserve America 800-456-2267.
Campgrounds run by Nassau County are Battle Row Campground 516-572-8690 and Nickerson Beach Campground 516-571-7724.
A listing of 11 parks with camping facilities run by Suffolk County is available on the county website. Call 631-854-4949 for information.
Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia Counties
Camping is available at Clarence Fahnestock State Park in the east Hudson Highlands region.
In the Taconic Mountains, there are Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area, and Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area.
In northern Dutchess County, along the Hudson River, is Mills Norrie State Park (Margaret Lewis Norrie).
Reservations are made through Reserve America 800-456-2267.
Malouf's Mountain Sunset Camp is in the Hudson Highlands. This privately run facility offers a shuttle from the Metro North Beacon train station.
There are no campgrounds at Minnewaska State Park Preserve or the Mohonk Preserve, and camping is not allowed in either area.
There is a private campground, Lazy River in Gardiner, 845 255-5193.
The following all have camping available:
- Blue Mountain Reservation, 914-862-5275;
- Croton Point Park, 914 862-5290;
- Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park, 914 864-7310;
- Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 914 864-7317