Hipcamp host Chester R.
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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
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins 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: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Harriman State Park Biking Trails


Boating by Harriman State park lakes


Harriman State Park Lakes. License Required.


Harriman State Park trails. The Long Path marked green is right next to the property


Lake welch beach near by

Wildlife watching

Harriman state park near by



Natural features you'll find at Bare Camping in New York.


Harriman State Park Lakes


Backyard borders Harriman state park and long path trails

River, stream, or creek





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Hipcamper Gabrielle

Trash everywhere

Gabrielle S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 3rd, 2019

We arrived at the site and immediately noticed that it is less secluded than the pictures would have you believe. You basically park right behind the hosts house and the site in right behind his and his neighbors houses. While walking around the site, it was immediately apparent that it needs a major cleanup. There was broken glass, old rusty pieces of metal, tires, a broken down overgrown camper and boat, and food and product packaging. There is no seating around the campfire and there is no toilet or outhouse, it is merely a bucket. The pallet for the tent was missing boards so it was unpleasant to sleep on. We only ended up staying one night. The only perk to this site is it’s location, as it is close to many great hiking spots. However, I would not recommend this site, especially if you’re planning on bringing an animal since there is broken glass and rust metal all over the ground.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim M.
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 Brit
Brit B.
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 Kevin
Kevin M.
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.

It a bear no it's a bird no it's the neighbors pig Me so hungry I could eat a bear ...The neighbors pig wondering into camp
Hipcamper Ethan
Ethan K.
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 Nate
Nate T.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

Great spot!

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly M.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2019

Very rustic and basic, but all we needed. The sounds of the stream are lovely to fall asleep to and then wake up to all of the birdsong.

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica R.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2019

It was a nice spot private and Chester gave me a nice call to give me tips and it was appreciated.

Hipcamper Diana
Diana C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 3rd, 2019

Check in and check out process was very straight forward and easy. Chester gave me a call before we came to ask if we had any questions he could answer before we arrived. The space itself is much like the reviews say - it is part of the host's property. We didn't have any interaction with the host while we were there and didn't really need to. The outhouse was not really much of an outhouse, just a bucket placed under a toilet seat which made some of the people in my group a bit uncomfortable using. The shower took a little time to figure out, but once it started working it was great.

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