The Best Camping in New York

Looking for the best camping in New York? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New York. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near New York

  • Brooklyn, New York

    Camp at Floyd Bennett Field

    Brooklyn isn't just for the urban and trendy, its also for the people who love getting outside! Located just past the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, Floyd Bennett Field is a National Recreation Area that features an Aviator Sports & Event Center (this was formerly an important NYC airport), t...
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  • Highlands, New Jersey

    Gateway National Recreation Area Loop

    10.93 mi / 141 ft gain
    Gateway National Recreation Area Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Highlands, New Jersey.
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  • Mahwah, New Jersey

    Campgaw Mountain Campground Trail

    3.07 mi / 446 ft gain
    Campgaw Mountain Campground Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Mahwah, New Jersey.
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  • Oakland, New Jersey

    Schuber Trail

    13 mi / 1854 ft gain
    Schuber Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Oakland, New Jersey.
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  • Suffern, New York

    Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail

    21.57 mi / 3701 ft gain
    Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Suffern, New York.
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  • Sloatsburg, New York

    Harriman Park and Pine Meadow Lake Loop

    10.97 mi / 1535 ft gain
    Harriman Park and Pine Meadow Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hillburn, New York.
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  • Southfields, New York

    Ramapo Torne via Reeves, Meadow and 7-Hills Loop

    6.09 mi / 1056 ft gain
    Ramapo Torne via Reeves, Meadow and 7-Hills Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Suffern, New York.
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Hutchinson Trail Loop

    7.89 mi / 1079 ft gain
    Hutchinson Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Tuxedo Park, New York.
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Backpack Harriman State Park

    4.7
    18 mi / 1200 ft gain
    While the first day is a bit longer and less exciting in terms of frequent landmarks, its a relaxing hike through rocky, wooded, forest among bountiful blueberry bushes and the occasional raspberry bush. Enjoy the isolation on this leg. The second day is packed with frequent and beautiful landmar...
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Triangle, White Bar, and Nurian Trail

    9.74 mi / 1772 ft gain
    Triangle, White Bar, and Nurian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Southfields, New York.
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Tuxedo Park to Stone Bridge

    21.57 mi / 3691 ft gain
    Tuxedo Park to Stone Bridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Tuxedo Park, New York.
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Ramapo Dunderberg and Tom Jones Shelter

    8.82 mi / 1496 ft gain
    Ramapo Dunderberg and Tom Jones Shelter is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tuxedo Park, New York.
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  • Stony Point, New York

    Suffern - Bear Mountain from Gate Hill Road

    15.37 mi / 3652 ft gain
    Suffern - Bear Mountain from Gate Hill Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pomona, New York.
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  • Stony Point, New York

    Camp in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

    Between them, neighboring Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks have everything that's needed for an outdoor adventure – the modestly sized Bear Mountain State Park has all the amenities, tucked beneath a looming granite mountain, while the massive Harriman State Park offers inexhaustible trails...
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  • Southfields, New York

    Bald Rocks Shelter via Kanawauke Road

    2.6 mi / 518 ft gain
    Bald Rocks Shelter via Kanawauke Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Southfields, New York.
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  • West Milford, New Jersey

    State Line Trail to 17A on the Appalachian Trail

    6.35 mi / 1053 ft gain
    State Line Trail to 17A on the Appalachian Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Warwick, New York.
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