The best camping near Housatonic Meadows State Park

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Freedom Farm Homestead Campground

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · New Milford, CT
Welcome to Freedom Farm Homestead Campground, a serene oasis nestled on 13 acres of picturesque landscapes, including open fields, tranquil trails, and a rejuvenating creek. Immerse yourself in nature's embrace and reconnect with your spirit as you explore our grounds. At Freedom Farm, we believe in the harmony of mind, body, and soul, and our campground offers the perfect setting for spiritual renewal and self-reflection. Whether you prefer to pitch your own tent under the starlit sky or indulge in the comforts of our furnished tents, you'll find solace and serenity amidst our verdant surroundings. As stewards of the land, we embrace the principles of self-sustainability and holistic living, and our campground reflects this ethos. Wander through our organic gardens, visit our resident chickens, or simply bask in the tranquility of nature's rhythms. With amenities such as private bathrooms, WiFi, and a swimming pool, we invite you to unwind and recharge in our rustic yet comfortable retreat. RV and car camping options are also available for those seeking a simpler, more nomadic experience. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embark on a journey of self-discovery at Freedom Farm Homestead Campground. Come, explore, and find your inner peace amidst the beauty of nature.
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Interlake RV Park

92 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents45 acres · Rhinebeck, NY
We are conveniently located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York, only 90 miles north of New York City. Interlake is easily accessible from both the NY Thruway and the Taconic Parkway, and just minutes away from the natural splendor of the Hudson River and historic town of Rhinebeck. There is no shortage of nearby attractions to keep you busy! We have ample amenities to make your stay comfortable such as Cable HD TV, free basic WI-FI, clean restrooms, a laundromat, a camp store, a snack bar/grill, and we are big rig friendly! We also have a playground, rec hall, a large swimming pool and fishing (lake and pond) to help make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. So pack up the RV and the kids and come see us!
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Archmage Sanctuary

1 site · Tent18 acres · Wassaic, NY
Our land is 18 acres of a wooded hill, surrounded by hundreds more acres of trust-preserved land. A brook glitters from across the street, visible from most spots on the hill. The preserve land can be hiked, though there are not always paths. Macedonia and Kent Falls state parks are nearby by car, as well as an entrance to the Appalachian Trail just five minutes down the road. We are just six minutes away from the Tenmile River Metro North station and can pick you up with advance coordination. The town of Kent, Connecticut is a 7-minute drive and has lots of shops, dining, and an art gallery. The town of Amenia, New York is a 12-minute drive and has a drive-in movie theater, and some restaurants. Historic Downtown Wassaic is a 7-minute drive and is home to the Wassaic Project art gallery.
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Pegasus Farms LLC

9 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Terryville, CT
Hello and welcome we offer a private camping area that’s heavily wooded with some fields small pond lots of wildlife you can explore the property and enjoy good times and make memories we offer horse back lessons and we also do trail rides. We are tent camping only no power no water yet.. but we do have a spot to fill up your water tanks if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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The Mountain Top @Wright's Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents450 acres · Gardiner , NY
It all started when grandfather Charles B Wright first establish this farm in 1904. He purchased it for its natural springs. In our barn (now home to Gardiner Brewing Company) he had gravity fed water troughs for his cattle. Since then we have slowly switched from animals to tree fruit. You will enjoy rolling hills of fruit trees and fruit gardens along with beautiful views of the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. We have 450+ acres so it in very private. As we are a working farm, you can see us driving pass with our tractors or maintaining the orchard around your campsite on occasion. You are welcome to ride your bikes, hike or jog where you will pass ponds and a working farm landscape. Please don’t pick our fruit. If you would like to enjoy the fruits of our labor please visit our farm store open year round on the premises where we sell cheeses, our fresh picked fruit and veggies, local meats, and our famous cider donuts along with other farm products. We also have a farm brewery open 3-7 in our old dairy barn for you to enjoy. Live music Saturdays and Sundays. Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Reserve are only 10 minutes away. The rail trail is three minutes away. This trail gives you walking and biking access into New Paltz, where there is tons of restaurants and lots of shopping. Please be aware that during the months of September and October there may be a Pick-Your-Own customer or two walking around picking apples around the campsite area between the hours of 10:00-6:00. You are also welcome to come down to the farm market and purchase bags to pick your own apples in season.
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A Farm for All!

2 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Wingdale, NY
Our home is an 18th Century Farm Getaway. A beautiful one and a half hour drive from the heart of New York City to Harlem Valley. Our home is the nucleus of a flourishing medicinal herb farm. On our land we cultivate herbs to make our salve, tea, tincture and tonics. We also grow microgreens and wild mushrooms. This is made possible with the support of visitors like you who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get involved to share and build community with us. The land is surrounded by edible herbal plants. Enjoy an herb walk and harvest with one of our farmers. Join us for camping with a campfire, hiking, long walks and a private swim. The land is conveniently attached to the Appalachian Trail and sits on over 40 acres of preserved woodland forest to explore. The land also features a rustic outdoor shower next to the barn; access to fresh mountain water and a SunMar composting toilet. The main home has two plots for our communal kitchen garden, natural fountain pond of fresh watercress and creeks surrounding the home and property. Peaceful sounds of water and wildlife embrace you in the morning. Fireflies that melt into glistening stars and bright moonlight energize you by night.
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Spacious Skies Woodland Hills

174 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Austerlitz, NY
SPACIOUS SKIES WOODLAND HILLS is a family-friendly campground located in upstate New York amidst the Taconic and Berkshire mountain ranges, set between Albany and Pittsfield, MA, and only two hours north of New York City and two hours west of Boston, MA. We offer both wooded and open sites that can accommodate any size trailer. Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, water, 30 or 50-amp electrical service, and many offer sewer. Groups and tent campers are welcome. Woodland Hills campground is easily accessed from Interstate 90. The campground’s private pond offers swimming, fishing, and paddle boating. Come in for the classic camp atmosphere and our camp store carries many convenience items and treats. We have three Riverside Retro trailers to rent for campers who don’t have their own rigs but who also don’t want to tent overnight, as beautiful as our wooded tent sites are! * This campground does not have cabin rentals*
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Vernal Heights

6 sites · Tents70 acres · Colebrook, CT
The Farm was built in the mid 1700's on the same track of land. Hike in or drive to your campsite.  Site #5 & 6 are accessible with a 4x4.  Site #3 is located in a blueberry field. It's car accessible but in close proximity to the Farm. Site #1 & 2 are Hike in sites(1/2 mile).  The farm is surrounded by thousands of acres of conservancy and preserve land. Enjoy nature at its finest!! Camp in a field of fire flies or a remote site surrounded by old growth trees and Mt laurel blossoms. This is a Nature Preserve!!  Please be kind to the Trees and Wildlife that inhabit the land!!
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The Hilltop Campground in Wassaic

1 site · RV1 acre · Wassaic, NY
Welcome to our half-acre campground, featuring two sites. Bordering 400 acres of state land, our campground offers a tranquil setting on a hillside above the artsy hamlet of Wassaic, New York. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy nearby fishing, hiking, kayaking, or biking along the 26 miles of the Rail Trail. The campground is located within 15 minutes of several Appalachian Trail access points. The property is maintained to provide maximum hospitality to local wildlife. The local vegetation is allowed to grow long, and the surrounding forest provides an excellent habitat for songbirds, wild turkeys, deer, foxes, woodchucks, bobcats, and occasionally bears. Please be aware that you may hear train noise, as the Harlem North line ends approximately one mile away. Our home is located around 100 feet below the campground. The campground consists of two campsites: one with a vintage camper situated on top of the hill and the second lower campsite for campervans. If you are interested in a more private experience, please inquire about renting both sites at a discounted rate.
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Upper Shire Campsites Hudson Valley

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents22 acres · Hillsdale, NY
The Upper Shire Private Campsites in the Hudson Valley are on a gorgeous hill with a small pond surrounded by 22 acres of an old horse ranch. Located in Columbia County near the border of Massachusetts and New York. There are currently 5 unique camping areas located here. Each one is special due to its location on the hill. Check out our map and enjoy our spacious yet secluded campsites. This place comes with a relaxed atmosphere and is located near Catamount Ski Resort, Bash Bish Falls, Taconic State Park, Hudson NY, and Great Barrington, MA. If you plan on bringing a pet please be sure to add that fee to your booking under "extras" ($25) If you have additional guest(s) that would like to join you that fee is ($25 a night per person) and you will need to message us about how to arrange that. We have extra easy pop-up two person tents are available to rent ($15 for two nights) you can also find that option under "extras" along with bundles of firewood ($15)
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Gunx Camping On A Horse Farm!

10 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Kerhonkson, NY
We love having chill rock climbers, hikers and families on our farm/wedding venue.  It's not a campground!  It's just a super cool place to have some privacy and a camp fire and be really close to the best hiking and climbing, and swimming holes and farmers markets and road biking around.Horse farm / Wedding venue super close to Gunx, Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Lipman Park (Mt biking) Great for rock climbers, families, hikers, horse folks.Sites are private with fire pits. It is $25/ person per night!Strict cancellation policy so if not sure, just book for 1 person to guaranty a space and settle up upon arrival when you know your actual plans and numbers ?So, we do weddings on some summer /fall weekends.   You camp in a totally different part of the property and are no where near the wedding activity at all.  Occasionally, the music is audible.  We do our best to let the wedding folks have their fun without irritating neighbors and campers, but feel free to check in with us before booking.
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Dreamland

3 sites · Tents18 acres · Saugerties, NY
Our woodland property bordering the Esopus creek is a serene and picturesque oasis nestled in the heart of the Mid Hudson Valley. While surrounded by lush forest, it offers easy access to hiking trails that wind through the natural beauty of the area, dinning and civilization (you'll even hear the train from time to time). But our property is more than just a gateway to outdoor adventures; it's a place of tranquility and natural wonder that deserves our utmost respect. With its close proximity to all the fun things the Hudson Valley has to offer, it's the perfect retreat for those seeking a harmonious blend of outdoor exploration and relaxation in a beautiful, pristine forest setting. DreamLand aka: Mugwort Express, boasts three enchanting campsites to choose from, each offering a unique experience. 1 - The Original Site: This campsite is perfect for adventurers who want quick access to the great outdoors. Wake up, jump in the car and hit the road for the great Catskills trails. It's the flattest site and the closets to parking, with under 1 minute walk to your car. 2 - Swing Side: Surrounded by towering trees and lush greenery, this campsite immerses you in the heart of our beautiful forest. It's the ideal choice for nature enthusiasts seeking a secluded and serene experience. Also with under 1 minute walk to your car. 3 - The RiverView: Nestled on a ridge some 80 feet above the river's edge, this campsite provides a tranquil escape with the soothing sounds of flowing water. It's our most adventurous site to get to with a good 10 to 15 minute "medium-difficulty" trek to get... A beautiful trek, not a leisurely stroll (Hint: pack light) but well worth the effort! No matter which campsite you choose, our property invites you to connect with nature, relax, and make lasting memories in this stunning woodland retreat.
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The term “back to nature” is taken very seriously at Housatonic Meadows State Park. You thought an afternoon in the park was reconnecting with Mother Nature? Think again. For a real taste of unabated wilderness try visiting this place. One night under the stars on the banks of the Housatonic River will have you howling at the moon and starting fires without those sissy matches.

Tucked away in the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, a trip here will carry you satisfyingly far from any major metropolitan area. No four-lane highways and bumper-to-bumper traffic—this is the land of deer-crossing signs and single-lane bridges. You can fish the river, roam miles of trails and spend the night just steps away from both. No matter what time you visit, nature welcomes you.

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