Great RV Camping Locations
When it comes to RV camping, New York offers the RVer just about every type of camping opportunity imaginable. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has several water containment projects great for RV camping, National Forest campgrounds feature rustic RV campsites, and both state and county parks offer both rustic and hookup RV camping sites. There are private RV parks located throughtout New York, and even New York City parks offer completely free camping by reservation on summer weekends.
Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in New York.
Camping Reservations - Make your campground reservation in advance and your campsite will be waiting for you when you arrive.
One unique opportunity we are aware of is the free camping program in New York City. This reservation only summer camping program is completely free. Tents, food, everything is included. Sleep under the stars without packing your equipment for a long trip. More Information.
Often overlooked, New York county parks offer some great RV camping destinations. To find New York county campgrounds on the Internet, we suggest you search for... ny county park campground. The following are only a few examples of New York county park RV camping locations.
RV camping is available at Oneida Shores Park. The family friendly campground, the closest to I81 in the Northeast, is ideally suited to late spring, summer and early fall RV camping. Water and 30 amp electric RV campsites available.
RV camping with water and electric hookups is available at Broome counties Greenwood Park. The lake is stocked with trout for the fisherman, and there are activities for the whole family. A great RV camping destination.
RV camping is available at two Nassau County Parks.
RV camping is available at several Suffolk County Parks. Located on the east end of Long Island, these family campgrounds offer a wide range of activities including hiking, fishing, biking, playgrounds and more. Some campgrounds are limited to county residents only.
Located along Lake Ontario, Monroe County offers the Webster Park Campground. This 550 acre park offers water and electric RV hookup campsites. 50 amp electric and dump station available.
New York public campgrounds make great RV camping destinations. The following are just an example of the many RV camping locations available in New York.
Golden Hill State Park is available for RV camping. 59 campsites to choose from with some electric sites available.
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The US Forest Service Blueberry Patch Campground is available for RV camping. Nine first come first serve campsites with fire pits and picnic tables. Suitable for small RVs only.
Suffolk County offers the Indian Island Campground. Activities include hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, an activity field, and a playground. A great RV camping destination.
RV camping is available at the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) East Sidney Lake. The town of Sidney maintains and operates the East Sidney Recreation Area. Beach, picnic area, playground, campground, and boat launch.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in New York. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in New York. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.