Hipcamp host Chester
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Bring your own tent and camp out at the boarder of Harriman Sate Park. Enjoy the beautiful nature by taking a hike, go boating, fishing, or spend a day and relax by Lake Welch Beach. Campsite is in a rural setting, but conveniently located near neighboring homes,  stores and restaurants. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Chester a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
River, stream or creek
Suburban or backyard
Hot spring
Mesa or canyon
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Swimming hole
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Bare Camping

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Hipcamper Tim
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2018

This was my first experience using HipCamp and I can honestly say I am a total convert. The check in process and communication were all 10/10.

As far as the actual campsite, it is infinitely better than any standard campsite I’ve ever been to. Chester had two fire pits, a cool bamboo teepee structure and plenty of space to roam around. If you are considering camping in Harriman state park....don’t! Come here instead.

There’s some cool trails nearby, an old cemetery right across the street and we even had a visit from Porky, a friendly neighborhood pig. Guarantee you won’t get that at your typical busy campground.

Overall a great experience. Considering the location to NYC, it’d make a nice weekend get away for anyone looking to escape and experience nature. Don’t hesitate to book here!

Hipcamper Kevin
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Nice setup the site is rustic feels like a camp site.. it could use some help but overall a good experience. Lots of firewood ask the neighbors...
If your not worried about the outhouse and there is a lake a short drive only problem you will get a parking ticket if not parked in designated spot. The trail is ok but you need to watch were it is taking you.

Hipcamper Nate
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

Great spot!

Hipcamper Brit
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 29th, 2018

The site, located behind the host’s house, was well maintained and the host responded very quickly to my initial messages to request the site and ask for directions, and he let me know at that time that he would not be reachable during most of our stay. The site was decent, with two fire pits and room to park our car off the street.

Unfortunately the neighbor’s dog was barking incessantly at us for hours each time we were at the campsite, and no one intervened. There were also two men shooting compound bows/arrows in the back of our campsite for a couple hours one of the days we were there - my girlfriend and I were too afraid to approach them, but they stared us down and did not stop, which was a bit scary.

Hipcamper Ethan
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2018

Great little spot right on the edge of Harriman. Still pretty close to other houses so you will hear the neighbors / see lights from other properties most of the night. Nicely set up, and the host provided firewood the first night which was cool. Perfect for Moto camping into bear mountain!

Hipcamper Julie
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 28th, 2018
Hipcamper Aaron
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018
New York
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