The best camping near Hempstead Lake State Park

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Destination Farnch

2 sites · Tents25 acres · Peekskill, NY
The Farnch: A developing Destination Farm Come have a picnic under a tree, spend a few hours and go for a hike in Hudson Highland Gateway Park, a Historic 352-acre park offering hiking, birding, cross-country skiing, fishing & snowshoeing. He have rods and tackle to rent or buy if you don’t have your own. If you’re having a really great time and the kids just don’t want to leave, join us for an evening of sleeping under the stars in the forest at one of our campsites. We also host local Scout Groups, and Appellation Trail hikers. Hikers know that we are located about 2 miles south of the route 9 trail crossing at the Appalachian Market and offer pick up and drop off service from there on weekends. Hudson Valley is a wonderful 4 season go to location and being about an hour away from New York City you won’t spend hours in the car before being able to stretch your legs.
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Bare Camping

6 sites · Tents1 acre · Stony Point, NY
Property was bought just as another project. However, after realizing the beautiful surroundings it only made sense to share it with others.
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Skyline RV Camp

32 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · New York City, NY
WE ARE OPEN Stellar Views and Fresh Waters - New York City has never looked better! The campground is situated right next to the East River which boasts killer views of the Manhattan Skyline any time of day! The space is a massive open concrete surface lot a few foot from the East River. The lot is a private property and is monitored by the 24/7 security in the adjacent building. The subway is 4 blocks away (G Train, Greenpoint Ave stop) which will take you to the city in under 30 minutes. Greenpoint Ferry stop is a few blocks away which will take you to midtown Manhattan in no time! Please note, that you might benefit from using a trucker app called "Trucker Path" while getting here since in some areas of Brooklyn you can't drive an RV. ** Site #'s are not official, you are paying for the accommodation of a hookup or non hookup space, the on-site manager will give you an official site when you arrive**
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Lincoln Kirstein

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Weston, CT
Private compound Close to Merritt Parkway and I95 1 hour from NYC Hidden off the main road 800 ft long single lane driveway Quite camp; peaceful with access to town center grocery and gas station 15-20 minutes to metro north train stations Flat parking for vans and small to medium size rvs Hiking trails and bike jumps on and right of the property 1-mile trail behind house to town center Beautiful birds chirping, wildlife, and nature You will love this spot
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Beach Getaway

1 site · RV1 acre · Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Property located on the Jersey Shore including 50 amp, sewer, and water. Family friendly area with countless options for all outdoor family fun. Don't miss this opportunity to stay on the Jersey Shore without breaking the bank. Walking distance to beaches and boardwalk with amazing food options in the heart of Point Pleasant beach. **Please understand we offer this property as a campsite because it has full hookup and you're literally a 10 min walk to beach. This is an oversized driveway in a large backyard. In Point Pleasant Beach a hotel is $350 per night. This is an alternative to spending fortune for a weekend or longer**
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This Must be The Farm

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Freehold, NJ
Set on 6 acres in Freehold Township, the farm is home to a 1-acre vegetable garden, chickens, ducks, geese & guinea hens, honeybees, hardwood trees and Christmas trees. The farm is in a central location, with Turkey Swamp Park minutes away, Allaire State Park close-by, and beautiful New Jersey beaches within a 25 minute drive.
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Historic Sundial Farm

2 sites · Tents18 acres · Ossining, NY
Sundial Farm Pitch your tent and pick our apples by the pond on Westchester’s oldest working farm. You’ll enjoy complete privacy and quiet. The Hawkey family has worked Sundial Farm for nearly half a century, from indoor plants to perennials to dressage school, to organic veggies, selling antiques, hosting a local CSA and farm stand, and most recently native plant landscaping with PlanIt Wild. Sundial Farm can also be seen in many Hollywood productions, such as Blackkklansmen, The Hunters, and American Gangster. *You may come across reviews talking about the farm stand and animals. Sadly those are no longer here, so stock up on goodies before you arrive.
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Wildflower Hill

1 site · Tent1 acre · Gillette, NJ
Nestled on the ridgeline of the 3rd Watchung Mountain, the property sits above The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. You'll be in a neighborhood, for sure, but a quiet one with lots of room for people and pets to stretch. The property has a 3000 square foot Summer wildflower field with a cozy tent spot in the center. There is also a grand flat grass area for setting up multiple tents. A 100-foot dog trolley run spans the land so your fluffy can run and stay close, too. Numerous outdoor chairs and tables are set up in various spots to best enjoy the land. There is a fire pit and free firewood available. Use of up to two 8-foot single kayaks or a single 17-foot canoe is available. The Passaic River has a number of drop-in spots nearby and Round Valley and Spruce Run reservoirs are a short drive. Hiking trails go throughout the Great Swamp. They have a terrific education center and the famous Raptor Trust.
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Serene in Jersey

1 site · RV1 acre · Lincoln Park, NJ
Space for 45 ft RV, tows/trucks. 50 amp, water. Dump on arrival/departure. Property: 1 acre on lake for fishing/boating. Pool use. Wood $10 per stack. 25 miles to NYC. Public trans nearby. Close to shopping, restaurants, hiking, Newark, Morristown, Hoboken.
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Private Glamping Oasis

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Ossining, NY
Enjoy being completely immersed in nature during your stay at this private oasis at The Wilderness in Ossining. You have access to a completely private glamping site that includes outdoor heated shower, fire pit, bathroom, hammock, luxury yurt with queen size bed, a private trail that leads to TeaTown lake and hiking trails. There is electricity for small devices, a battery powered fan, cookware, hammock and chairs, extra blankets and more.
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Zen Paradise

1 site · Tent1 acre · Wilton Center, CT
Learn more about this land: A fully fenced-in campsite and no visibility from the house. Fence gates lead to a creek and a forested area.
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60's Surf Camper

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Inwood, NY
Located in the heart of Rockaway Beach NYC, this vintage 1963 Shasta camper is perfect for a small getaway with a few pals to enjoy the sun and the surf! Take a trip back in time! The camper can sleep up to 4, where the second bed is created from the seating area. There is a beautiful city view over the bay that can be seen from the seating area. All linens are provided. A fridge to keep your drinks ice cold, a BBQ, 2 beach chairs with umbrella, a cooler, and a coffee maker with coffee, are all yours to enjoy and are included free in the rental! We also have two surfboards available to rent for an extra fee. Guests have access to a private toilet, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a long day on the beach or shredding the surf. Fishing, and the most amazing city view sunsets are just a 1 minute walk up the block to the bay park. Quality Wifi is included.The Atlantic ocean, the beach, concession stands, and our wonderful new boardwalk are just a few short blocks away, a 4 minute walk. Great neighborhood restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Rent a surf board and hit of the surf beaches or just head to the beach to relax. Perfect for couples or a small family getaway, come and enjoy this vintage camper, and all that this beach town has to offer!
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The best camping near Hempstead Lake State Park guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure at Hempstead Lake State Park, where the great outdoors beckons with a plethora of activities. Engage in tennis, pickleball, and basketball, or explore the scenic trails on horseback, bike, or foot. Cast a line in the freshwater lakes, teeming with fish, or paddle quietly in a kayak. For a unique celebration, the historic carousel offers a whimsical backdrop for any event.

When to go

The best times to visit Hempstead Lake State Park are during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its peak. Summer offers longer days for exploration, though it can be quite warm. Winters are quieter and serene, ideal for those seeking a peaceful retreat.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather before your visit to ensure a comfortable experience amid the park's diverse activities.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with features like accessible fishing and playgrounds to welcome all visitors.
  • Remember to bring proof of rabies inoculation for your pets, as they are welcome in designated areas.
  • Plan your visit around the park's hours, open from sunrise to sunset, to maximize your adventure time.
  • For a seamless entry, consider purchasing the Empire Pass for unlimited day-use access to most state-operated locations.

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