The state of New York is one of the most popular tourist states in America, mainly because of the city of New York, but many people don’t realize that the state also has many fantastic camping spots for those who appreciate quiet time in nature. There is also the option of various outdoor activities for anyone who enjoys tapping into their adventurous side. The state of New York has a total of 179 state parks, making the state an excellent choice for a weekend family camping trip. Here you will find some of the best camping spots New York State has to offer.

Hither Hills State Park

Hither Hills State Park is located in Montauk, NY, and is a 1,755-acre campground with 176 oceanfront campsites. This campground offers picnic areas, a playground, and various sporting activities. There is year-round and nighttime fishing available for anglers.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park is located in Watkins Glen, NY, and offers 19 different waterfalls on-site for exploration. The park offers 288 campsites with amenities such as hot showers, playing fields, an Olympic-sized pool and so much more. There are also wineries nearby as well as a wine trail.

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park is New York’s most versatile park and is commonly referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon of the East’. Camping is available all year round with 260 campsites and 80 winterized cabins available for rent. This park is also well known for offering hot air balloon rides and 66 miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails.

Fish Creek Pond Campground

Fish Creek Pond Campground is located in Upstate New York in the northern part of Adirondack Park and is considered to be the most beautiful of the Adirondack campgrounds. Most of the 355 campsites available offer direct lake access, and can accommodate up to 40 ft RV’s as well as tents.

New York State offers so much variety within the camping community, assuring that there’s something for everyone. Whether you and your family are looking for adventure and sporting competition or relaxation, you’re sure to find the perfect campgrounds to suit all of your needs.