No Car? No Gear ? No Problem!
We are a Hike in-Hike out Campground
The easiest way to access the campground is to take the Metro North Hudson Line to the Beacon Train Station. If arriving by car, you can park at the Beacon train station free on weekends.
While you enjoy your hike in, we can take your gear to your campsite. Please, limit gear to one duffle bag or backpack and one sleeping bag per person and one cooler per site.
Upon arrival, the first thing you'll notice is the privacy of each site. You will find your Tarp covered fire pit area with a grate that flips over for cooking. You will see your covered platform which is especially nice because you're not stuck in your tent if it rains. You can bring your own tent or rent one from us. Then, there is our chow box - it has everything you will need for your stay, from pots and pans to a pad of paper and a deck of cards.There are 2 Propane burners for cooking, in addition to the fire pit area.
You will have access to the bathhouse amenities, Showers, flushing toilets Sinks and 2 dryers incase something gets wet.
There are other amenities, food options, firewood and gear transport, that we can add to your camping experience once you reserve your site.
There is also access to fishing and kyaking nearby.
Our Campground is open from April 15 th-October 31st.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Hike In Platform Camping
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This is an ideal getaway from New York City; accessible on public transport and tailored to suit any level of camp comfort. You can choose how long you spend hiking in, if you want a covered platform site (complete with kitchen setup!) and can hire a tent if need be. Nestled between trees each site feels secluded but has a decent setup for a few people to sit round the fire. Would definitely would like to come back with a group for a weekend, perhaps in the Fall for the colors!
If you are planning on doing Hike #2 or #3 I would recommend getting a trail map as it is easy to get lost or switch trails, but totally worth it. The hike up to the Mt Beacon Fire Tower is pretty epic, as is the old incline rail track dotted with cool old ruins.
I had a wonderful time at Malouf Mountain. This is very much a catered campground - you can make it as rugged or as accommodating/comfortable as you like. My partner and I packed all of our food in, but we did end of purchasing a s'mores package our last night. It was also very helpful that they sell ice on site for $2/bag.
I really enjoyed the opportunity of checking out the trails neighboring the campground (as recommended by Dick, the owner), as well as the opportunity to go into the town of Beacon to do some kayaking.
I cannot say enough about the bathrooms/showers... hands down the nicest, cleanest, and most spacious I have ever encountered while camping!
One word of consideration - some of the platform sites have a pretty steep upward climb. If you are physically fit it should not be an issue, but it is something to keep in mind when booking your site!