Description

Summer, winter--whatever weather you’re headed to on your way to visit Fahnestock State Park Campground--nothing else matters because LAKE LYFE. The large beach at Canopus Lake is obviously the gem of this campground, though we happen to think that Saturday evening movies in the park, staff-led hikes and craft activities, and sites equipped with a picnic table, BBQ grill and Continue reading...
Summer, winter--whatever weather you’re headed to on your way to visit Fahnestock State Park Campground--nothing else matters because LAKE LYFE. The large beach at Canopus Lake is obviously the gem of this campground, though we happen to think that Saturday evening movies in the park, staff-led hikes and craft activities, and sites equipped with a picnic table, BBQ grill and fire ring are equally as gem-worthy. Show your undying love of this perfect place by visiting as frequently as you possibly can.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
75
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 18th, 2015

When we stayed, we backpacked on the Metro North and had a cab drive us to the campground (cost about $20). There was NO drinking water from the pumps when we got there, so every day it was a hike to the ranger station for potable water. Hopefully resolved.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 14th, 2016

My girlfriend and I took a train from the city to Cold Spring. From there, we rode our bikes the rest of the nine miles to camp. It was a strenuous uphill climb with packs on, but not too bad. We got to the ranger station a bit late, but the two gentleman in the station were very accommodating and got us set up with a good spot at the back side of the camp site.

We passed quite a few sites with a large group of campers. I assume some of the camp sites could have been noisy for this reason, but ours had decent privacy and we spent the night very comfortably.

The only major downside was that there is currently no drinking water on site. You have to walk a 1/4 mile up the road to park headquarters to fill up.

Fahnestock State Park CampgroundFire rings with cooking grate at every camp site.The campsites are comfortable and well maintained.Fahnestock State Park Campground
Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 10th, 2015

Great for a day at the lake! Rent a boat $25 for the full day!

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Hipcamper Albert
Albert P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 24th, 2015

My fiance and I had a wonderful time here. We cooked our dinner on the fire, and the sites are easy access. But I have to admit that I was disappointed with the noise from the nearby roads outside of the park and the background noise from the adjacent Taconic Parkway. If I didn't hear cars at this campsite, I would keep coming back, but it defeats the purpose of camping when it's not perfectly quiet. My visit was in 2014.

Hipcamper ELENA
Elena E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 25th, 2015

As one of the closest campgrounds to New York City, it's pretty sweet. However, the noise from the Taconic Parkway is heard from almost all sites. Be selective in choosing your site as some are closer to neighbors than others (campsite #2 was a good deal!).

I really enjoy the location, as there are multiple hiking options (easy ones from the near the campground, slightly more challenging on the Appalachian Trail nearby, and a toughie of a scramble at Breakneck Ridge, a 10min drive away).

Hipcamper Emily
Emily H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 29th, 2016

So easy from the Metro North. This part of the world makes NYC feel a million miles away. Lake swimming perfect for this time of year, and the hiking round here has something for everyone - easy to difficult. Cooked some delicious dinner over the fire and hiked through Harriman State park.

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Hipcamper cindy
Cindy H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 10th, 2017

It was a nightmare for us. People partying late and fights broke out. Not a nice relaxing back to nature place. There was human excrement at one of our sites although there was a restroom close by and the cops were called twice. We were awakened by a non-English speaking family who needed a ride to the highway at 4am because the man theyw ere with was drunk and threaten violence....

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December 26th, 2017
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September 28th, 2017
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September 23rd, 2017
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September 19th, 2017
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August 20th, 2017
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September 5th, 2017
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May 29th, 2017
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April 11th, 2017
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March 15th, 2017
Park
Fahnestock State Park
State
New York
Phone Number
845-225-7207
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
41.471° N, 73.824° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 53 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)