After a day of fun at Central New York attractions, in the great outdoors or on the water, there’s still plenty to see … our stars!

When you’re surrounded by this kind of serene beauty, nothing beats relaxing by a bonfire and stargazing to cap off a busy afternoon of hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, hunting, sightseeing or shopping.


Camping in Central New York ranges from RVs and cabins to tents and lean-tos.

Our seven state parks with camping host a total of 924 sites and private campgrounds add well over 2,600 to that number.

Gilbert Lake State Park is a hiker’s delight with 12 miles of trails in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. In the Adirondacks, Nicks Lake Campground attracts paddlers who enjoy 205 acres of water that’s closed to motorboats.

Put a twist on your camp activity list with some mining. Dig for our signature minerals – known as Herkimer diamonds – and then stay the night at three Central New York campgrounds.

If traditional campgrounds aren’t your thing, you can always make your own. Many of Central New York’s 144 state forests and preserves allow wilderness camping, some with the luxury of lean-tos for hardcore hikers.

Whether you pitch it, park it or rough it, making camp in Central New York puts plenty of unique experiences nearby.


Trade Up Traditional Camping Trips for These Central New York Outdoor Adventure Alternatives

Central New York has some of the most unique upstate campgrounds around. So, take a break from the traditional and add some surprises to your next campout.

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Camping Listings (60)
AOK Campgrounds

7106 Stokes-Westernville Road
Westernville, NY 13486

(315) 827-9900

Ace of Diamond Mines

84 Herkimer St
PO Box 505
Middleville, NY 13406

Prospecting for quartz crystals.
Anglers' Bay Campground

812 State Rt. 49
Cleveland, NY 13042

Twelve new sites are hedged in nicely and private. Each site includes a full hookup water, sanitary, and electric.  High-speed internet and cable television are available.  All sites have water access directly on Oneida Lake and offer full marina services with a bait and tackle shop.

We are open May 1 to October 31.

We have fishing, swimming, boat launch, and a general store.

No showers are toilet facilities

And licensed guides arel now be running fishing charters out of Anglers' Bay--with availability seven days a week.

Belden Hill Campground, LLC

1843 NY Route 7
Harpursville, NY 13787

Open: Apr 1-Oct 30 Drive thru (Seasonal Camp May 15-Oct 15) 122 full hookups, 5 water/electric, 3 tent sites, 2 rental RV's, 1 primitive cabin
Pets Okay Swimming Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Brookfield Trail System

Moscow Rd.
Brookfield, NY 13314

This multi-use trail system provides year-round recreation opportunities on 13,000 acres of state forest with 130 miles of horseback, hiking, cross country skiing and snowmobile trails. The assembly area on Moscow Road has facilities for 150 horses, a pavilion, picnic area, camping facilities and more.

Antique show located in the center of all shows. RV camping with electric, water, dump station, pump out. ÊWe are the way to where you are going!

Canaan Campground

8108 Green Rd.
Hubbardsville, NY 13355

(315) 691-2005

Nestled in a sleepy village, this facility offers a general store, and activities such as miniature golf, fishing, hayrides, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball and a game room. Enjoy a tour of the notorious Loomis Gang territory. Rental units available.

Cedar Valley Campsites

4688 South Butler Rd.
Morrisville, NY 13408

.Located in a cedar lined quiet valley, along a stream, this campground provides a retreat for your family. We welcome groups of all sizes. Recreational building available for your next family reunion, or birthday party. Enjoy the outdoors in a tent, or bring your RV.

Chenango Valley State Park

153 State Park Road
Route 369
Chenango Forks, NY 13746

(607) 648-5251

Whether you need to find the perfect picnic spot, a cool lake for swimming or trails to hike this is the park for you. Chenango Valley State Park is 12 miles outside of Binghamton via I-88, Exit 3 to NY Route 369 North. Hiking trails are also used for cross-country skiing during the winter. Best place to park -- use the beach lot! Camping: Open: Mid-May to Mid-October 52 electric only, 130 tent sites, 24 cabins Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Waste Station

Cider House Campground is your Summer camping destination! Full service campsites, biking, fishing, hiking, playground, shopping, and much more!

The Cider House Campground, one of Central New YorkÕs newest campgrounds is conveniently located in the antique community of Bouckville, NY. Stay with us and enjoy being far enough from the highway that you wonÕt be bothered with traffic noise, but close enough that you can easily enjoy all that our community has to offer.

In June and August, Cider House Campground & Snowfield is one of the 14 participating show fields that make up Madison Bouckville Antique Week. Cider House Antiques, located on the grounds, is a year-round shopping destination youÕre welcome to visit during your stay.

Cider House Campground opens Memorial Day Weekend. Make your reservation today!

All you could want! With or without hookups, shaded or grassy. Separate heavily wooded tenting area. Cabin Rental. Pool, heated whirlpool, playground, game room, laundry, store, arcade. Free Wi-Fi most sites. Fishing & Hiking nearby. 144 Peaceful Road, Gilboa 518-827-6397”
Delta Lake State Park

8797 State Route 46
Rome, NY 13440

Edgewater Campgrounds

2253 Lake Shore Drive
North Bay, NY 13123

(315) 762-5129

The Guest House features four bedrooms with private baths and a family suite. Use our kitchen, living area and covered deck. Horse stalls available for your use. Bring your horse and ride from our farm onto the Brookfield Trail System. Ride your bike, snowmobile or cross country ski from our home. Plan your hunting trip on 340 private acres adjacent to thousands of acres of state forest land. Come relax and enjoy the scenery.

Forest Lake Campground

574 Ostrander Road
Windsor, NY 13865

Open: May 1 - Oct 15 75 full hookups, 3 water/electric, 1 electric only, 15 tent sites, 2 trailers, 1 tepee, and 1 covered wagon
Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Fuller's Shady Valley Campground

7501 E. Lake Street, P.O. Box 259
North Bay, NY 13123

(315) 245-1489

Lake and 3 ponds in wooded terrain. 12+ miles of trails for hiking, skiing, snowmobiling & snowshoeing. Camping, playgrounds, frisbee-disc golf course, swimming, boating & fishing. The NYS Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is located within the Park.
Greenwood Park Campground

153 Greenwood Road
Lisle, NY 13797

Open: Memorial Day through Labor Day 50 electric only
Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Guestward Ho

62 H. Decker Road
Deposit, NY 13754

(607) 467-3246

Open: May 15 - Oct 15 80 full hookups, 25 tent sites
Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Herkimer Diamond Mines

4601 State Route 28
Herkimer, NY 13350

Prospecting for quartz crystals. Gem and mineral shop. Museum, camping.
Hidden Point Campground

1010 Waterview Drive
Blossvale, NY 13308

Hide-A-Way Campsites

107 Janice Lane
Central Bridge, NY 12035

Open mid-May through mid-October for family camping. You can relax by the heated pool or enjoy fishing in our pond. Our 17 acre part is near many points of interest in Schoharie County; the caverns, museums & shopping.
Contact:Dawn Benninger
Kayuta Lake Campground

10892 Campground Road
Forestport, NY 13338

Kayuta Lake Campground is a beautiful amenity-packed, family friendly campground and vacation spot located at the foothills of the Adirondacks!

Whether you go to explore the Adirondacks, visit the many attractions in the area or simply lay back, relax and let the kids have fun, we hope you find Kayuta Lake Campground to be the perfect choice for your get-away.

Our extensive amenities and activity calendar along with our peaceful and relaxed atmosphere allow you to do as much or as little as you like.  We have something to offer campers of all types, whether tenting, RVing, or staying in one of our full-service cabins.  Every campsite is equipped with a fire ring, a picnic table, and has plenty of space for your enjoyment and relaxation.

Campground amenities include a heated swimming pool, playground, canoe& kayak rentals, arcade, laser tag, lots of campground games for the family, fun themed weekends and much, much more!

Onsite is

Kelley's Bungalows

343-345 West Lake Rd.
DeRuyter, NY 13052

Located at DeRuyter Lake, NY, Two waterfront bungalows are available for recreational rental from May through October. Rentals are Saturday to Saturday weekly from June until Labor Day. Bungalows are fully furnished and sleep up to six people. Shopping and other services ar available within 5 miles. Bungalows have docks and boats. Activities nearby include a county park with hiking trails, horseback ridin, and a small historical museum. Syracuse and surrounding communities have a variety of summer festivals.Ê

Kellystone Park

51 Hawkins Road
Nineveh, NY 13813

We welcome all types and sizes of RV’s with large level wooded or open “pull-thru” sites available for the largest travel trailers and motor homes. Full hook-ups can include metered electric, water, sewer & telephone hookups. Laundry & shower facilities are also available. For campers who prefer tenting, we offer beautiful secluded wooded campsites complete with stone fire pits. Plus, there are plenty of fun activities for adults and children of all ages with special social events, contests, tournaments and games on holiday weekends. Take a cool, relaxing dip in our crystal clear, lifeguard-protected in ground swimming pool while the kids play on our safety-designed playground or in our game room. Please visit our “Activities” page for a listing of the fun things to do during your stay at Kellystone Park. In addition, there are a wide range of attractions and events within an easy drive. You’ll find a listing of attractions with links to t
Lake Chalet Campgrounds

593 Route 8, P.O. Box 22
Bridgewater, NY 13313

The most relaxing place on a private lake with grassy beach. Electric/water/sewer hook-ups, secluded tent sites, free Wi-Fi, free hot showers, Laundromat, video and outdoor games. Playground, stocked fishing-no license required. Paddle boats, surf bikes, canoe, camp store, firewood, log cabins, gazebo, and a large pavilionReaders Choice Gold 2015 page 001

Lakeside Campground

336 Hargrave Road
Windsor, NY 13865

(607) 655-2694

Lakeside Campground is a perfect place for family camping in the Binghamton area. From tenting to Big Rig RV’s ... we offer 20/30/50 amp service. We have large 60’ pull thru sites for all size RV camping. Choose from 60’ pull thru sites or wooded lakeside sites on our private lake for your RV, popup or tent. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and even golfing nearby, in a serene, natural setting. Our 84’ Pavilion with kitchen and bathrooms is a great place to have family reunions, company picnics, birthday parties and celebrations. We have beautiful, fully equipped cabins and trailers for rent. This is a great way to go camping with family and friends who don’t have tents or RV’s. Open: May 15 - Oct 1 110 full hookups, 20 water/electric,12 tent sites, 9 cabins
Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station

Camping, fishing boating and hiking. Spend a weekend, month or summer is a park-like setting adjacent to Lebanon Reservoir. Eighty acres of landscaped lawns, wooded areas, fields and scenic vistas. Enjoy a walk around the reservoir, constructed in 1830Õs as a feeder for the Chenango Canal. Camp store, firewood, game room, playground, mini-golf, kayak rentals, planned activities, Wi-Fi and cable. Pavilion rentals for group activities, reunions. Cabin rentals.Ê

101 Acres, pond, pavilion, fishing, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, hiking & more. Close by boating, golf courses, attractions.
Open May 1-Oct. 31. 32 Sites, Full Hookups, plenty of shade trees and lawns, pavilion, Showers, food/gas nearby. Minutes from Howe Caverns, Iroquois Indian Museum, Old Stone Fort Museum, 1743 Palatine House and all the properties in the Schoharie Valley. Within an hour to Cooperstown. 3640 State Route 7, Central Bridge 518-868-9927
Lone Pine Campground

P.O. Box 501 600 16th Avenue
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

(315) 762-5544

Mayfair Campground

3250 Old State Route 49
Blossvale, NY 13308

NY Recreation Web Map

P O Box 525
Herkimer, NY 13350

Print hiking maps & biking maps with nearby amenities. Trail descriptions and elevation profiles are provided for many of the trails in the accompanying .pdf documents. Find lodging and dining establishments, shopping and much more within your day's destination or vacation home away from home. Numerous search options are provided. You can link through to our participating businesses' websites within the map.

Campground with full RV hookup, pool and store Open May 1 through Columbus Day Weekend.
Cabins, cottages, RC sites and wooded tent sites. Located on pristine Lake Serene. Open year round. Summer weekday Water Safari Stay 'N Play packages. Direct access to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails.
Oneida Pines is a newly renovated campground 3 miles from Sylvan Beach and 4 miles to Godfrey Point, a state boat launch. All sites are full hookup with public water and sewer. Most of the sites can accommodate 50 amp RV's. There are new cozy rentals with Air Conditioning, refrigerator and a microwave. In addition to having updated and spotless facilities we offer a new salt water swimming pool built in 2016. free WiFi in our rec hall..complimentary mini golf, a playground for children, an arcade with vidio games, air hockey and table tennis for teens and a camp store. The adults can enjoy horse shoes, volleyball or a family night of candy bar bingo on Fridays starting at 8pm. There are some Saturday nights with live bands, pot luck dinners and a DJ every Sunday night on the holiday weekends. We also offer outdoor movies, themed weekends including super hero weekend, pirate weekend, Halloween and Christmas in July. There is a new pavilion for campers with a view of a 2 acre pond fed by
Oorah Camps - Oorah Catskill Retreat

964 South Gilboa Road
Gilboa, NY 12076

We are a summer camp operating during the months of July and August servicing the under privilege children of Oorah families. Oorah reaches out to families in need providing them with the necessary tools to become productive and wholesome citizens.
Contact:Sukey Gross
Oquaga Creek State Park

5995 County Highway 20
5 miles south of Masonville
Bainbridge, NY 13733

(607) 467-4160

Oquaga Creek State Park is a 1,385-acre state park in Broome, Delaware, and Chenango counties, New York. The park is partially in the Town of Masonville and partly in the Town of Sanford. Broome County Road 241 passes through the park. camping: Open: Mid May - Mid Oct 90 tents (can also use campers); 5 cabins (no water or electric) Basketball Beach Biking Boating Cabins - Rental Campsites Canoeing Concerts Cross Country Fishing Fitness Trail Hiking Horseshoes Ice Fishing Ice Skating Lake/Pond Picnic Sledding Snack Bar Snow Shoes Swimming Tobogganing Volleyball
Pine Crest Campground

280 NY Route 79
Windsor, NY 13865

Open: Mother’s Day weekend – end of September 84 full hookups, 21 water/electric, 10 tent sites, 3 cabins
Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Pine Valley Campground

600 Boswell Hill Road
Endicott, NY 13760

Open: May 1 - Oct 15 46 full hookups, 64 water/electric, 23 tent sites
Pets Okay Swimming Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Pixley Falls State Park

State Route 46
Boonville, NY 13309

Pure Country Campground

176 Kelly Rd.
New Berlin, NY

26 sites (horses welcome!)
Riverside RV Campgrounds

Route 206 & I-88
Bainbridge, NY


17 sites

Rock Ledge Campground opened in July 2016 and is located along the banks of Fish Creek. Most sites are available with water, sewer and electric hook-ups. A playground, pavilion, fire pits and tiled bathrooms with showers are available to make your stay more enjoyable. A banquet hall can be rented for special occasions. A petting zoo, car racing, horse racing, amusement park and casino are only minutes away. Come and check out the beauty of all seasons in this Central New York area. We are open May 1 to Oct. 30.

Rocky's Recreation Area

12255 Potato Hill Road
Boonville, NY 13309

(315) 942-2250

Open: May 15 - Oct 1 60 water/electric, 2 cabins
Pets Okay Boating Fishing Hiking Waste Station
Salisbury Chenango Shores Campground

109 Chenango Shores Lane
Chenango Forks, NY


65 sites
Sto-Ne-Nols Campgrounds

340 N Hillsboro Road
Camden, NY 13316

(315) 245-1638

Stysh's Brown Barn Campgrounds

3334 Moose River Road
Boonville, NY 13309

Ta-Ga-Soke Campgrounds

7820 Higginsville Road
Blossvale, NY 13308

Nestled on the banks of Fish Creek and just minutes from Sylvan Beach, TA-GA-SOKE campgrounds are nicely secluded but still close to all the great attractions and the Turning Stone Casino.

Featuring a nice sandy beach, playgrounds for the kids, an arcade, Laundromat, and country store.

There is a swimming area; we have boat rentals and boat docks. We are even set up to sell fishing licenses.

Our Birds Nest Cafe serves pizza, fish dinner and snack foods every Friday and Saturday evenings. On Sunday mornings they serve a breakfast buffet.

The Pavilion is ideal for family reunions and company outings. Even if you don't have a tent or a trailer you can still get away from it all by renting one of our camping cabins.

We have so much to offer, so come stay with us and have some fun.

Tall Pines Riverfront Campground

2715 County Route 35
Bainbridge, NY

67 sites
The Landing Campgrounds

2796 Kellogg Road
Blossvale, NY 13308

A premier campground nestled along the shores of Fish Creek and situated in the heart of one of New York State's best loved resort communities the historic Oneida Lake. Located conveniently between Utica and Syracuse. Come and relax and experience waterfront camping at The Landing Campground, Sylvan Beach's most established campground. Come and relax and experience waterfront camping New York style, in a fun family oriented atmosphere. The campground offers a complete range of amenities, full hook ups, boat rentals, Laundromat, free WIFI, a game room, swim beach, children s playground, cable, HBO access and much more. Stay and relax or visit one of the many nearby attractions Erie Canal Village, Fort Stanwix National Monument, Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, Turning Stone Casino, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and so much more

Three Pines Marina, LLC

2054 Lake Shore Drive North
North Bay, NY 13123

When you are looking for a unique vacation rental that can handle parties of 2 to 28 people at an affordable price, contact Kirch's Three Pines Marina at 315-264-4198. There is on site laundry, a boat launch, and dock space available.

Trail's End Campground

Route 365
Hinckley, NY 13352

Treasure Isle RV Park

3132 Haskins Road
Blossvale, NY 13308

Come and see for yourself why Treasure Isle RV Park is the jewel of the Northeast. Located near Sylvan Beach, this RV Park offers one mile of riverfront and over 40 acres of land for you to frolic, relax, and have fun. This waterfront RV Park offers 75 large sites, a private swimming beach, planned activities, and lots more. Come and enjoy the clean, quiet, and relaxing family atmosphere!

Verona Beach State Park

6541 Lake Shore Road South
Verona Beach, NY 13162

Villages at Turning Stone Resort

5065 State Route 365
Verona, NY 13478

The Villages at Turning Stone, which opened in 1994 and welcomes guests from April through October each year, features 175 paved sites with full utility hook-up, pool, laundry, nature trails and a convenient camper store. Located a short distance from Turning Stone Resort Casino, on State Route 365 just off the NYS Thruway at Exit 33 in Verona, the RV park is an enterprise of the Oneida Indian Nation.

Waterfalls Campsite

104 Waterfalls Drive
Middleburgh, NY 12122

(518) 827-5794

Open May 15- October 1
West Canada Creek Campsites

12275 State Route 28
Poland, NY 13431

Whispering Woods Campground

965 Stone Barn Road
Cleveland, NY 13042

New owners 2015- Tammy and Terry Moore. We have very spacious sites that can easily accommodate campers of any size. If fishing is your sport of choice we are only about 2 miles from a public boat launch for great fishing on the north shore of Oneida Lake.