The best camping near Taconic State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Taconic State Park adventure.

The best camping near Taconic State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Taconic State Park adventure.

Camping near Taconic State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Taconic State Park adventure.

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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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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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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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Wyomanock Farm

31 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres · NY
Our 75 acres is a wonderful, diverse mix of habitat, harmoniously integrated with our small farm. This land was the homestead of the very first white settler of the area, John Wiley, in 1787. The Wyomanock Creek is the backbone of this little valley. Beaver have dammed the creek at several points to create ponds and other wetland features that support a diversity of wildlife including otter, moose and a myriad of birds, from osprey to herons. This sanctuary is host to many uncommon native plants and plant communities. We would love to share it with you! Your host, Thom, invites you to property to explore 75 acres of meadows, woods and water. Choose one of several sites either in the woods or open areas. You are also free to use our outdoor solar shower or take a dip in the cold pond! Our location is convenient to the Berkshire Mountains, state parks, hiking and other attractions, including Ramble Wild tree to tree adventures and Jiminy Peak. There are a few miles of rail trail access just down the road.
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Moon In The Pond Farm

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents35 acres · Sheffield, MA
Well off the beaten track, it's scenic, private and peaceful. Camping at Moon In The Pond Farm is a little bit of heaven. There are six separate sites to choose from. All are in separate, different locations around the farm, so you have your own secluded spot to enjoy. (Though you may be sharing a field next to our Scottish Highland cattle!) Two are tent sites: the PondSide and the FieldEdge. There's one site for small/tiny RVs or Campervan. There's the BellTent--a bit of "glamping". And finally there's the HiddenCabin--a bed a roof and convenience. Each has a firepit with a small grill to cook over the fire. (all firewood provided) Our campsites are located in quieter areas of the farm. One overlooks the pond, three others are under the trees on the edges of different farm fields, one is a cabin nearer the farmstead. All require a beautiful, bucolic trek of 150-350 yards from the roadside parking--ensuring the quiet, natural experience. During the day times, you may see or hear farm work. At night it's lusciously dark and serenely quiet. You'll hear owls hoot, frogs croak, crickets chirp, foxes yowl and coyotes howl! In June and July the fields and trees light up like Christmas with fireflies, and you'll see the stars. During the week is the absolute best time--the local hot spots (or cooling down spots!) are much quieter, and all our campsites have reduced weekday rates. If you can, take advantage by adding a Thursday or Sunday night to a weekend stay. Wanna hike? We've got an awesome, easy hiking trail on adjacent Nature Conservancy preserved land. It meanders through woodlands, around rock ledges, through wetlands (on a 600' of boardwalk) and ends at a beautiful stream and pond with a gigantic beaver dam. Not far from here are numerous well-marked hiking trails (including the Appalachian Trail (with famous Bash Bish Falls) and several offshoots (Sage's Ravine, Race Brook Falls), Bartholomew's Cobble, Umpacheenee Falls, and others). Also in the neighborhood are opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, off-road, gavel-road and country-road biking, snowshoeing, cc skiing and pretty much any outdoor activity/adventure opportunity. Or... you can just chill and relax, sleep, or read the day away! Love food? This is Farm-to-Table for real! Never so close--the table's AT the farm!! Bring your cooking gear and get some of our wicked fresh organic food--veggies, chops, sausages, eggs, bacon, granola, yogurt, etc. Sear yourself up a real treat! Very nearby, as the Berkshires is an alternative cultural mecca, there are also numerous entertainment opportunities from many great restaurants to art, dance, music, spas, galleries, antique shops, museums, cafes and much more. It's still amazingly quiet at the farm where the Milky Way is clearly visible.
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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 Catskill And Chill

1 site · Lodging8 acres · Catskill, NY
Located In upstate New York is this hidden gem. This camper was old school, now turned new. With a full renovation to give it a Scandinavian look in the front, and a cozy cabin feel in the bedroom. This will give you a unique experience different from the normal camper your used to! Also at your campsite there is a firepit, garden hose,(not available during the winter)and a 8x8 hammock perfect to stargaze in! We are now offering kindling firewood with fire starter and matches. Feel free to reserve your own firewood. $10 OTHER AMMENDITIES INCLUDED Wifi Heating Air conditioning Microwave Coffee and Tea Coffee maker/Kettle Fridge Toaster Cooking utensils Games Fresh linens provided Water heater(6 Gallon) Tv
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Cokertown Campground

6 sites · RVs, Tents83 acres · Red Hook, NY
We are opening our land to campers as a means of keeping the habitat mostly undisturbed . The land had been up for subdivision, with 12 new homes planned since it adjoins our other 17 wooded acres we purchased it to try and keep it natural. We want to share it with other peaceful nature loving beings. The lake is home to Kingfishers, Herons, a Great White Egret, Wood ducks, swans and Bald Eagles. Birdwatching haven Wooded lakefront camping in the heart of the Hudson Valley, on 64 acres. Close to the Hudson River, Bard college, historic villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook. Dining, mansions, walks, hiking, bike trails, Antique shops, Culinary institute of America. Catskill mountains are just across the river with loads of attractions. Private 9 acre lake, we have a complimentary row boat for our guests to share. Bring your own kayaks but no swimming . Top picks of best nearby activities Griegs Farm pick your own and gourmet farm store 3 miles also 2 other pick your own farms within a 3 mile radius Rose hill farm and Mead farm. Village of Red Hook 5 miles (grocery store, restraunts, Shopping) Town of Rhinebeck 8 miles ( fancy shops, fancy dining, ) Zabriskies Waterfall. Bard college/Montgomery Place. 6 miles, Clermont state park, 9 miles Poets Walk 8 miles Olana Historic site 14 milesBash Bish State Park (waterfall ) 23 milesKaaterskill Falls 37 miles All human waste needs to be in the Porta Potty (provided by us) not on our property please . Absolutely no exceptions, (Unless you have your own portable toilet.) We thank you for adherence to these rules and so do our future campers. Our portable Potty is kept very clean emptied every week checked for cleanliness daily.
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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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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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Hickory Hollow

2 sites · Tents9 acres · Jefferson Heights, NY
Welcome to Hickory Hollow! Located 7 minutes from the Town of Catskill, 25 minutes from Hudson, and just under the Catskill Mountains, Hickory Hollow is the perfect campsite to take full advantage of the Upper Hudson Valley. There are two campsites you can chose from, both in clearings that make for great star gazing. Camp 1 is deeper into the forest taking about two minutes to walk to from the parking area. Camp site 2 is only a one minute walk but much closer to the farm. If you are coming with a dog, I would recommend staying at Camp site 1, as the farms dogs are very vocal when there are new friends in the area. Each campsite comes with a fire pit, a grate for cooking, and a picnic table. There is parking provided and a composting outhouse. You will need to bring your own firewood, though there is plenty of available kindling. The property is 9 acres and I encourage guests to hike down to the stream and take a walk if they feel comfortable. If not there are so many hiking/swimming options nearby and I am happy to point you in the right direction. This property has a been a life long dream of mine, and is (in my opinion) the most beautiful place on earth. That being said there is a still a lot of work that I am doing since this is a very new endeavor. So please watch yourself if you do decide to stay. The Hollow is beautiful but also very steep, so please be careful while you walk the woods. Pets are welcome, but again, be safe. There is an abundance of wildlife in the Hollow (see if you can spot the porcupine) but that can be very distracting for dogs, so be cautious when letting them off lead. Check out https://www.instagram.com/0hickoryhollow/ for photos of the progress.
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New Lebanon Fields

2 sites · Tents75 acres · East Chatham, NY
We invite you to come camp on 77 acres of varied land. Woods, fields, swimming pond, hiking trails, goats, and possibly even other campers, although it's very private if that's how you'd like it. You may be perfectly content staying put, but if you seek small town offerings, Chatham (15 minutes away) offers restaurants, art galleries, a brewery, movie theatre, two bakeries, and some shops. We are half an hour from Hudson, and in the midst of plentiful Berkshire and Hudson Valley hiking, biking, antiquing, and sightseeing opportunities. Enjoy the big view from the highest corner of the big field. This is a sweet little campsite set in a birch grove with a view to the Catskills, and lots of wildlife. Two minute walk from your car, and a five minute walk to a swimming pond and a composting toilet outhouse. Near Chatham, New York where there is a brewery, cheese shop, bakery, restaurants, and a movie theatre. We are half an hour from Hudson, and in the midst of plentiful Berkshire and Hudson Valley hiking, biking and sightseeing opportunities. Early check-in and late check-out are often fine; just ask. *Special note for winter campers: depending on both snowfall and what you are driving, the parking locations may change. If we can, we will be happy to either ferry you via our 4WD, or help you carry your stuff in. The winter is really fun and beautiful. It's really nice here and we're happy to share it. LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We are on the un-ceded land of the Stockbridge Munsee Mohicans. Black Lives Matter.
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The best camping near Taconic State Park guide

Overview

About

Stretching for 16 miles along the Taconic Mountain Range along the border with Massachusetts and Connecticut, this spread-out park features plenty of wilderness along one of the largest unfragmented forests in the northeast. Two developed areas at the northern and southern ends of the park offer an extensive hiking and biking trail system and two campgrounds with more than 140 campsites suitable for small RVs and trailers with no-hookups, tents, and 18 cabins. Enjoy swimming, paddling, and fishing in the two ponds and brook. In winter, ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are also popular.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for swimmers: The A-area of Copake Falls Campground is located near Ore Pit Pond, where swimming is permitted
  • Best for paddlers: The Rudd Pond Campground is the closest to Rudd Pond, where non-motorized boats are permitted.
  • Best for year-round access: The Greenwich Cabins in the Copake Falls area are open year-round and can sleep four to six people.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Plan to reserve a site as soon as you know your dates. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance, and are required to camp.
  2. If you’re planning to camp between mid-May and October, reservations can be made the same day up until 3pm.
  3. Campsites may be reserved for one night only, and must be made within three days of arrival, while cabins require 7 or 14 days between the end of June to the Sunday before Labor Day.

When to go

The park is open year-round and most popular over the summer. Vehicle entrance fees are collected from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Copake Falls Campground is open from early May to mid November, while the Rudd Pond Campground is open from late May to early September. The Ironworker and Bash Bish cabins are open from early May to mid October, and the winterized Greenwich Cabins are open year-round. The Ore Pit Pond swim area is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, when tours of the Copake Iron Works Museum are also offered on weekends.

Know before you go

  • The popular Bash Bish Falls is located in Massachusetts as part of Bash Bish Falls State Park. Copake Falls and Rudd Pond are about 10 miles away from each other.
  • Non-motorized boats are allowed at Rudd Pond and can be rented from the park. 
  • A swim test is required at Ore Pit Pond for kids 12 and under, and an adult must accompany anyone 10 and under. Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty.
  • Accessible facilities include several campsites, cabins, pavilions, and shelters.
  • Pets are allowed at campsites and some cabins, but not in buildings, playgrounds, or beaches. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.
  • Fishing and hunting require permits.

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