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3 Camping Spots in New York You Need to Visit


With summer upon us, it’s time to get out and enjoy New York’s many beautiful camping spots. If you’re wondering, “Are there any campgrounds near me?” the answer is yes. Whether you’re looking for a site that’s relatively close to New York City or far beyond the hustle and bustle, New York state has a campground that fits the bill. So head over to your CitiWide storage unit, grab your camping gear, and check out these three majestic camping destinations.

Harriman State Park

Located about an hour north of Long Island City and stretching across both Rockland and Orange counties, Harriman State Park is the second-largest park in the state. This New York state campground is close to several streams, lakes, two beaches, and an abundance of natural wildlife. Harriman State Park has over 200 miles of well-marked trails for the hiking enthusiast. Trail difficulty levels vary, so whether you’re looking for a challenging adventure or a leisurely stroll, this park has you covered.

Fahnestock State Park Campground

About 33 miles north of Harriman State Park, on the other side of the Hudson River is Fahnestock State Park campground and its 80 campsites. Each camping area has picnic tables, fire rings, and you’ll find several well-maintained restrooms and shower facilities onsite. In addition to the hiking trails and several natural lakes, the park has stellar boating, hunting, fishing, and bird watching. No matter what you’re into, if it has something to do with nature, you can experience it at Fahnestock State Park.

Saranac Lake Islands Public Campground

When you feel like getting away from it all, Saranac Lake Islands Campground is a five-plus-hour drive north and worth every minute. One of the state's premium camping destinations, Saranac Lake’s campground consists of several small island campsites that can be reached only by boat. Unlike the other two campgrounds on this list, camping here will mean you're roughing it. Summer nights on the islands can get as low as 40 degrees, so bring your warm clothes. If you choose to stay on the mainland, you can experience plenty of hiking, fishing, and even horseback riding! If you're looking for a truly unique camping experience, Saranac Lake Islands is the spot for you.

Camping Gear Storage

When you return home from your latest camping adventure, don’t forget to check your gear before returning it to your storage unit. A personal self storage unit at CitiWide Self Storage is an ideal home for your camping gear between trips.

For more great ideas for things to do and how to stay organized in New York, be sure to check out our other blog posts.

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