Ausable Point Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just east of Peru New York, and 20 minutes south of Plattsburg on the shores of Lake Champlain
  2. 123 campsites, 40 are directly on the water (approx half are directly on Lake Champlain, the other half is along the Ausable River)
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, windsurfing, paddling, fishing, swimming, and hiking

    Brown Tract Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just south of the town of Raquette Lake, and 20 minutes north of Inlet
  2. 90 campsites, 21 are on or close to waterfront
  3. all sites are non-electric, there are no shower facilities
  4. one of the more quiet DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks with many secluded sites, numerous with water access, and a small beach area
  5. great for paddling, fishing, swimming and hiking

    Buck Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just east of the town of Gabriel, north of Saranac Lake
  2. 114 campsites, 21 are on or close to waterfront on either Lake Kushaqua or Buck Pond
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the more quiet DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks with many secluded sites, numerous water access, and a large beach area
  5. great for paddlers and fishermen, an abandoned railroad bed offers convenient hiking

    Caroga Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located northeast of Amersterdam at the southeast tip of the Adirondack park
  2. 158 campsites, 88 are reservable, 4 are close to waterfront on East Caroga Lake
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. sites are somewhat more rustic than other State/DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks
  5. the campground is bordered on both sides by privately owned camps
  6. great for swimming, boating, paddlers and fishermen

    Cranberry Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located west of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 173 sites, 167 are reservable, 34 are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the quieter DEC campgrounds, fairly private sites
  5. 15 miles of hiking trails, large lake for boating, paddling and swimming

    Crown Point Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 10 minutes northeast of Crown Point, NY and 25 minutes south of Westport
  2. 67 campsites, many have a water view, one lean-to site is on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, fishing and hiking in the surrounding areas including the hike peaks

    Eighth Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Old Forge between Seventh and Eighth Lake
  2. 126 campsites, 116 are reservable, 20 are directly on the water (either Seventh or Eighth Lake)
  3. offers a peaceful and fairly private camping experience compared to other campgrounds
  4. great for fishing, paddling and swimming, boating and hiking
  5. area attractions include the Old Forge region with its amusement park, restaraunts and shops
  6. fairly close to the popular Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake as well as Old Forge

    Fish Creek Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 355 sites, 322 are reservable, 323 (over 90%) are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the busiest of the DEC campgrounds, few private sites
  5. offers an extensive network of interconnected ponds for paddling as well as options for boating and watersports on the 3 main ponds as well as Upper Saranac Lake
  6. offers the longest camping season of any New York DEC or State campground. Open mid April through late October

    Golden Beach Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just north of the town of Raquette Lake on Route 28 and just 10 minutes southwest of Blue Mountain Lake
  2. 205 campsites, 194 are reservable, 26 are on or close to waterfront on Raquette Lake
  3. 23 private to semi private sites are available with access directly off Route 28 (outhouses only)
  4. all sites are non-electric
  5. a fairly quiet DEC campground in the Adirondacks with many semi private site, and a large beach area
  6. great for paddling, fishing, boating, and hiking

    Higley Flow State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located south of Colton and Potsdam north west of the Adirondack Park
  2. 135 campsites, 128 are reservable, about 10 are directly on the water
  3. offers a fairly peaceful camping experience compared to busier campgrounds to the south
  4. great for fishing, paddling, swimming and boating

    Lake Durant Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located south of Long Lake and just east of Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28
  2. 61 sites, 56 are reservable, 28 are directly (or set back) from the water
  3. one of the smallest, quietest and most remote DEC campgrounds
  4. great for fishing, canoeing and hiking
  5. close to the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb

    Lake Eaton Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north of Long Lake on Route 30
  2. 135 campsites, 127 sites are reservable, 52 sites are directly on (or set back from) the water
  3. one of the quieter campgrounds yet still close to activities in Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake
  4. great for fishing, canoeing and hiking
  5. close to the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb


    Lake Harris Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just outside Newcomb, east of Long Lake in the center of the Adirondack Park
  2. on one of the more quiet, secluded campgrounds in the Adirondack Park
  3. 89 campsites, 85 are reservable, 50 are directly on the water
  4. great for boats, paddling, fishing, hiking and biking

    Lewey Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located in the central area of the Adirondack Park on a 90 acre lake
  2. 207 campsites, 197 are reservable, 57 are directly on the water, some are quite private
  3. a great destination for those looking for a more southerly lakeside destination in the Adirondacks
  4. ideal for paddling and/or fishing on Lewey or Indian Lake, and hiking

    Limekiln Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north of Old Forge in the central Adirondacks
  2. 270 campsites, 260 are reservable, approx 45 are directly on the water at Limekiln Lake
  3. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  4. visit the nearby water park in Old Forge, visit various shops in Old Forge or tour the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake
  5. great for fishing, paddling and hiking

    Lincoln Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 10 minutes south of Elizabethtown, NY. Just off the thru way halfway between Plattsburg and Lake George
  2. 34 campsites, 15 are directly by the water (7 are remote, 3 are boat-in only), all sites are reservable
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for paddling, swimming, boating, fishing and hiking

    Little Sand Point Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 20 minutes southeast of the town of Speculator on highway 8
  2. 79 campsites, 74 are reservable, 40 are on or close to waterfront
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the more quiet DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks with mainly smaller sites with limited privacy, numerous with water access
  5. great for paddling, fishing, swimming and hiking

    Macomb Reservation

    Lake Side Rating


    Meacham Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located south of Malone near the upper border of the Adirondack Park
  2. 222 sites, 45 are directly on the waterfont of Meacham Lake, many are primitive and walk-in sites only
  3. A popular campground for fishermen, paddlers and hikers
  4. Area attractions include the Paul Smiths Visitor Center and hiking at Debar Mountain and St Regis Mountain

    Moffitt Beach Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on Sacandaga Lake, just outside Speculator in the Southern Adirondacks.
  2. 262 sites, 247 are reservable, 55 are directly on the water
  3. a popular family campground with mostly level sites and tall pine forest with a bit of a rustic camping ambience
  4. features hiking, fishing, larger lake for boating, and swimming at a large sandy beach

    Nicks Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just outside Old Forge in the central Adirondacks
  2. 111 campsites, 17 are directly on the water
  3. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  4. visit the nearby water park in Old Forge, visit various shops in Old Forge or visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake
  5. great for fishing, paddling and hiking

    Northampton Beach Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Amsterdam, NY just outside the south east region of the Adirondack Park
  2. 224 campsite, 178 are reservable, 61 are located directly on the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake

    Point Comfort Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 25 minutes south west of Speculator, NY in the south central region of the Adirondacks Park
  2. 76 campsite, 62 are reservable, 7 are located directly on the shore of Lake Piseco
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, swimming and fishing
  5. most sites offer limited privacy

    Putnam Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 17 minutes west of Ticonderoga, NY near the NY/VT border
  2. 72 campsites, 9 are remote watersites, drive to sites are all off the water except one
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for paddling, fishing, swimming and hiking

    Rogers Rock Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. 301 drive-in campsites, 10 boat-in sites, 10 of the drive-in campsites are directly by the water
  2. all sites are reservable and non-electric
  3. great for boating, swimming, fishing and hiking
  4. more suited to tents and smaller trailers

    Rollins Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 285 sites, 266 sites are reservable, 226 (80% ) are directly on the water
  3. one of the busiest of the DEC campgrounds, some fairly private sites
  4. less busy than neighbour Fish Creek Pond Campground but quite hilly, offers some sites that are private compared to Fish Creek as well
  5. offers an extensive network of interconnected ponds for paddling on various ponds that are mainly for non motorized craft only

    Taylor Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 9 miles northwest of Ausable Forks, NY
  2. 25 campsites, 1 drive-in site is on the water, 2 additional drive-in sites are close to the water
  3. 5 interior sites are on the water but are boat accessable only (3 are lean-to sites, 2 are tent sites)
  4. offers a rustic, quiet experience
  5. this is a primitive campsite with no flush toilets or showers
  6. there is no swimming area
  7. ideal for fisherman
  8. a 12 mile hiking trail is accessible from the campground
  9. fairly close to the Ausable River
  10. Taylor Pond can be dangerous due to wind/waves
  11. rowboat and canoe rentals available

    Whetstone Gulf State Park

    Lake Side Rating


    Wilmington Notch Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located a few minutes southwest of Wilmington, NY
  2. offers 54 campsites, 49 are reservable, non are on or near water
  3. close to almost limitless fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as gondola rides up Whiteface Mountain
  4. close to the popular Santas Workshop in Wilmington and about 35 minutes from the resort town of Lake Placid

    Cedar Point State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 10 minutes west of Clayton, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 175 campsites, 165 are reservable, 13 are close to the water, many others offer water views
  3. offers a more manicured camping experience with many larger more open campsites
  4. views of the St Lawrence from some areas in the campground
  5. great for boating and fishing
  6. state park marina located inside the campground
  7. open from early May until Columbus Day

    Coles Creek State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just east of Waddington, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 243 campsites, 230 are reservable, 44 are directly on the water
  3. offers a more manicured camping experience with larger more open campsites
  4. views of the St Lawrence from most areas in the campground
  5. great for boating and fishing
  6. state park marina located just outside the campground
  7. open from early May until mid September

    Fair Haven Beach State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on the Lake Ontario shoreline near Oswego, NY
  2. 183 sites, 182 are reservable, 7 sites are on the water, 46 with electric along with 32 cabins and 4 full service cottages
  3. one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate NY with high bluffs above sandy beaches and hilly woodlands
  4. 1500 feet of sandy beach including 600 feet of guarded swimming area
  5. inland centrally located ponds offer excellent paddling, fishing and boating opportunities

    Grass Point State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located mid way between Clayton and Alexandria Bay along the St Lawrence River of Upstate NY
  2. 77 campsites, 72 are reservable, 20 have electric, 14 are by the water
  3. offers a somewhat open camping experience with some grade and either grass or rocky site pads
  4. views of the St Lawrence from much of the campground
  5. Great for boating and fishing
  6. state park boat launch and docks directly by campsites
  7. open mid May thru the end of September

    Jacques Cartier State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just west of Morristown, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 98 campsites, 16 are directly on the water, 89 sites are reservable
  3. offers a well maintained camping experience with small to large sized sites on a well kept grassy base with lots of water vistas
  4. most sites except a few on the water have a very flat grade
  5. views of the St Lawrence as well from most areas in the campground
  6. great for boating and fishing
  7. open from early May until mid October

    Keewaydin State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located a few minutes west of Alexandria Bay, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 52 campsites, 47 are reservable, a few have a view overlooking the river
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, fishing, paddling and swimming (oversized pool)

    Kring Point State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located east of Alexandria Bay, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 102 campsites, 93 are reservable, 45 are directly on the water
  3. 8 cabins are also available to rent
  4. offers a well maintained camping experience with small to medium sized sites on a rocky point with lots of water vistas
  5. views of the St Lawrence as well as the more protected Goose Bay from most areas in the campground
  6. great for boating and fishing
  7. open from early May until mid October

    Long Point State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 20 minutes southwest of Three Mile Bay, and 45 minutes southwest of Clayton, NY in a large Bay on Lake Ontario
  2. 88 campsites, 80 are reservable, 39 sites are directly on the water, many others are just across the road from the water
  3. nearly all campsites have a view of either Chaumont Bay or Long Bay and the cottages on the far shore
  4. 31 sites have electric
  5. great for boating, paddling, and fishing

    Robert Moses State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located use east of Massena, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 210 campsites, 197 are reservable, 13 are directly on the water
  3. 136 sites are electric
  4. offers both wooded, and manicured camping experience with some larger more open campsites
  5. some areas offer views of the St Lawrence or the locks
  6. great for boating, fishing, swimming and hiking
  7. start park marina offers boat slips
  8. open from mid May thru Columbus Day weekend

    Selkirk Shores State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located about 25 minutes north of Oswego on the east shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 148 campsites, 143 are reservable, none are directly on the water, but many have a view overlooking Lake Ontario
  3. great for boating, fishing, hiking and biking
  4. offers a large beach area

    Southwick Beach State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located outside Henderson, 35 min southwest of Watertown, NY
  2. 111 campsites, 29 sites are lakeside, 100 sites are reservable
  3. 44 electric sites
  4. offers one of the best beachside camping experience on Lake Ontario
  5. over 5 miles of beach

    Wellesley Island State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on Wellesley Island, on the St. Lawrence River, close to the town of Orleans, in Jefferson Country
  2. 414 sites, 69 sites are on the water, 172 have electric, 414 are reservable
  3. the largest camping complex in the Thousand Islands region
  4. to accommodate boaters, the park has a full service marina and four boat launches
  5. offers a sandy beach, a 9 hole golf course nearby, 3 miles of shoreline and open granite outcrops, and miles of trails for hiking

    Westcott Beach State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 20 minutes southwest of Watertown, NY on the east shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 154 sites, all sites are reservable, 13 sites are directly on the water, another 9 sites are just across the road from the water
  3. 70 sites are electric
  4. a great destination for beach enthusiasts, boaters and fishermen

    Buttermilk Falls State Park

    Lake Side Rating


    Cayuga Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located a few miles south east of Seneca Falls, New York at the north tip of Cayuga Lake
  2. 287 sites, 36 are electric, none are on or near the water
  3. great for boating, fishing and swimming
  4. close to dozen of Finger Lakes wineries

    Fillmore Glen State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just south of Moravia, NY, south east of Owasco Lake and 30 minutes south of Auburn.
  2. 63 campsites, none are on or close to water
  3. 10 electric sites
  4. offers hiking and several waterfalls to visit

    Keuka Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 12 minutes southwest of Penn Yan, on the West Branch of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region
  2. 150 sites, 132 are reservable, no sites are on or near the water
  3. 53 sites are electric
  4. mostly open, partially shady sites with some tree buffer
  5. open early May through the end of October

    Robert H Treman State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. 83 campsites, 72 are reservable, none are on or near water
  2. 11 sites are electric
  3. great for hiking, visiting the many waterfalls and swimming
  4. suitable for those with tents and trailers of all sizes
  5. open field sites as well as wooded sites

    Sampson State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 15 minutes west of Romulua, on the east shore of Seneca Lake
  2. 318 sites, 252 are electric, no sites on or near the water
  3. mostly large open, partially shady sites with some tree buffer
  4. open late April thru early November

    Taughannock Falls State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just northwest of Ithaca NY close to the western shore of Cayuga Lake
  2. 74 campsites, none are on or near water, 68 are reservable
  3. 18 campsites are electric
  4. sites of various size with the majority being more suited to tents and small trailers
  5. a great base camp for exploring the Taughannock Falls, rim trails, and enjoying water activities on Cayuga Lake

    Watkins Glen State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located in the village of Watkins Glen at the south end of Seneca Lake.
  2. 306 campsites, 54 offer electric hookup
  3. Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with its two miles of the glen's stream which descends 400 feet past 200 foot cliffs with 19 waterfalls along its course.
  4. Visitors will enjoy near by fishing, picnicking, a playground, hiking, hunting and swimming in an Olympic sized and kiddie pool
  5. There are 19 waterfalls to enjoy along the Gorge Trail

    Bowman Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 15 minutes north of Oxford, NY and 45 minutes east of Cortland, NY
  2. 172 campsites, none are on or near the water
  3. a large number of sites are huge with excellent privacy
  4. all sites are non-electric
  5. great for fishing, hiking, swimming, biking
  6. offers some seasonal sites

    Chenango Valley State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 20 minutes northwest of Binghamton, NY
  2. 186 sites, 182 are reservable, none are directly on the water
  3. 88 sites are electric
  4. sites are more shade than sun, sites range from good privacy to limited privacy
  5. sites are mostly quite level, and larger
  6. 185 sites accommodate up to a 20ft trailer
  7. 173 sites accommodate up to a 30ft trailer
  8. 127 sites accommodate up to a 40ft trailer
  9. 41 sites accommodate up to a 50ft trailer
  10. offers two small ponds with a beach for swimming, boating and fishing and nearby golfing

    Delta Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north of Rome, southwest of the Adirondack Park
  2. 101 campsites, all are reservable, 20 are directly on the water
  3. all sites are now electric
  4. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  5. great for fishing, boating, paddling, biking and hiking

    Gilbert Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. 135 campsites, all are reservable., none are on or near the water
  2. 56 sites have electric
  3. great for swimming, fishing and hiking
  4. most sites are suitable for trailers, 95 sites will handle a 30ft trailer, 68 sites will handle a 40 ft trailer
  5. campgrounded is in a wooded area, mostly tail pines offering a good mix of sun and shade without any dense underbrush

    Glimmerglass State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just south of Springfield, NY
  2. 51 campsites, 43 are reservable, non are on or nearby the water
  3. 35 sites are electric
  4. great for boating, swimming, and hiking

    Green Lakes State Park

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    Moreau Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. 148 campsites, 147 are reservable, non are on or near the water
  2. all sites are non-electric
  3. great for swimming, paddling, hiking
  4. close to attractions in Saratoga Springs and Lake George
  5. suitable for those with tents or small to medium sized trailers

    Verona Beach State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake just northeast of Syracuse
  2. 47 campsites, 46 sites are reservable, 11 are along the shoreline (across from path), 10 sites are electric
  3. close to the city and its attractions
  4. within walking distance of the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park
  5. great for swimming at the beach, boating, biking, and enjoying local attractions

    Beaverkill Campground

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    Little Pond Campground

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    Mongaup Pond

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 25 minutes northeast of Livingston Manor New York in the Western Catskills
  2. 154 campsites, ?? are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for paddling, swimming, fishing, hiking

    North South Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 30 minutes west of Catskill, NY
  2. 219 sites, 207 are reservable, 10 sites are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. the largest and most popular state park in the Catskills
  5. offers two connected ponds for paddling with canoe/kayak and row boat rentals
  6. offers a longer camping season, open mid May through the 3rd week in October

    Schodack Island State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located in Schodack Island, NY. 20 minutes south of Albany
  2. 67 campsites, 66 are reservable, no sites are on or near the water
  3. 43 sites are electric
  4. great for boating, biking and paddling

    Thompsons Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 35 minutes west of Albany, NY
  2. 144 campsites, 137 are reservable, no sites are no the water, a few have a water view near the beach
  3. offers a variety of flat sandy sites surrounded by pines as well as sites in a more wooded area with excellent privacy
  4. great for swimming, fishing and paddling
  5. open end of April thru Columbus Day

    Allegany State Park

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    Darien Lakes State Park

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    Evangola State Park

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    Four Mile Creek State Park

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    Golden Hill State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just north east of Barker New York between Niagara Falls and Rochester, and directly on the shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 64 campsites, 23 are directly by the water along a bluff above Lake Ontario
  3. 37 sites are electric, 32 are water plus electric
  4. great for boating and hiking
  5. open late April to mid October

    Hamlin Beach State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 30 minutes northwest of Rochester, NY along the south shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 264 campsites, all have electric, 258 are reservable
  3. open from early May thru Labour Day weekend

    Lake Erie State Park

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    Lakeside State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north or Waterport, halfway between Niagara Falls and Rochester on the south shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 274 campsites, none are on the water but many for a view overlooking Lake Ontario from the bluff on which Lakeside is located
  3. all site have electric with a 30A minimum. 111 sites are 50A
  4. all sites accommodate a 20ft trailer, 249 accommodate at least a 30ft trailer and 137 sites accommodate a 40ft trailer
  5. offers a range of campsites from open area, partially shade and shaded sites on a level gravel pad
  6. great for biking, hiking and golfing
  7. note! although the name of the park would suggest there is a beach, there is not a beach and there is no swimming area either!

    Letchworth State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located in the Genesee River gorge, 35 miles south of Rochester
  2. 269 campsites, 257 are reservable, all are electric
  3. Letchworth State Park, renowned as the 'Grand Canyon of the East'
  4. enjoy the sites of 3 major waterfalls, the huge gorge, 66 miles of hiking trails, and whitewater rafting

    Stony Brook State Park

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