Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Campgrounds Are on Track For Record-High Attendance

Visitors Urged to Enjoy New York’s Many Opportunities for Fall Camping

Governor Cuomo announced that attendance at New York State Park campgrounds is on pace for another record-setting year, and reminded New Yorkers that many of the state’s finest camping facilities are open for fall camping well into the autumn months.

“We’re on track for a banner year at New York state campgrounds and it’s not too late to see what you’ve been missing,” Governor Cuomo said. “With Labor Day right around the corner and the fall foliage season fast approaching, there is still plenty of time to make a reservation and visit on of New York’s great campgrounds and experience that natural beauty that dots every corner of this state.”

Through August 17, New York State Park campgrounds are on pace for the busiest year on record. Visitors have reserved more than 562,000 overnight stays at State Park campgrounds so far, marking a 5.2 percent increase over 2014. The record set last year was 594,441 overnight stays.

“While summer may be flying by, there are still plenty of opportunities to camp at a state park, with close-by and affordable options for all families,” said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. “With stunning fall foliage, crisp fall air and warm campfires to enjoy, fall camping is a wonderful way to extend your time in the outdoors before winter sets in.”

Camping reservations are available through ReserveAmerica, which provides online and phone reservations for campsites throughout New York. Reservations are accepted for campsites and cabins, from one day to nine months in advance of the planned arrival date.
“For fall foliage enthusiasts, September and October are the best times to visit campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills,” Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman said. “Opportunities for hiking, paddling and other outdoor adventures are plentiful at state campgrounds throughout autumn.”

The last night of camping availability in 2015 is listed below.

State Parks Campgrounds:

Allegany Region
Allegany State Park – December 1
Lake Erie State Park – October 11

Central Region
Bowman Lake State Park – October 11
Chenango Valley State Park – October 11
Delta Lake State Park – September 6
Gilbert Lake State Park – September 6
Glimmerglass State Park – October 11; (unreserved sites available year-round)
Green Lakes State Park – October 11
Oquaga Creek State Park – October 11
Selkirk Shores State Park – October 17
Verona Beach State Park – October 11

Finger Lakes Region
Buttermilk Falls State Park – October 11
Cayuga Lake State Park – October 18
Fair Haven Beach State Park – October 18
Fillmore Glen State Park – October 11
Keuka Lake State Park – October 18
Long Point State Park – November 1
Newtown Battlefield State Park – October 11
Robert H. Treman State Park – November 21
Sampson State Park – October 13
Stony Brook State Park – October 11
Taughannock Falls State Park – October 17
Watkins Glen State Park – October 17

Genesee Region
Darien Lakes State Park – October 18
Hamlin Beach State Park – October 18
Lakeside Beach State Park – October 18
Letchworth State Park – October 18

Long Island
Hither Hills State Park – November 21
Wildwood State Park – October 11

Niagara Region
Evangola State Park – October 11
Four Mile Creek State Park – October 26
Golden Hill State Park – October 16

Palisades Region
Beaver Pond, Harriman State Park – October 11

Saratoga-Capital Region
Cherry Plain State Park – September 6
Max V. Shaul State Park – October 11
Moreau Lake State Park – October 15
Thompson’s Lake, Thacher State Park – October 11

Taconic Region
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park – December 5
Lake Taghkanic State Park – October 17
Mills-Norrie State Park – October 25
Copake Falls, Taconic State Park – November 28
Rudd Pond, Taconic State Park – September 6

Thousand Islands
Burnham Point State Park – September 6
Canoe Picnic Point State Park – September 6
Cedar Island State Park – September 6
Cedar Point State Park – October 11
Coles Creek State Park – September 12
Cumberland Bay State Park – September 6
DeWolf Point State Park – September 20
Eel Weir State Park – September 6
Grass Point State Park – September 27
Higley Flow State Park – September 6
Jacques Cartier State Park – September 12
Keewaydin State Park – September 6
Kring Point State Park – October 11
Long Point State Park – September 6
Macomb Reservation State Park – October 11
Mary Island State Park – September 6
Robert Moses State Park – October 11
Robert Wehle State Park – October 11
Southwick Beach State Park – October 11
Wellesley Island State Park – October 11
Westcott Beach State Park – September 6
Whetstone Gulf State Park – September 6

Winterized cottages are available at Allegany, Betty and Wilbur Davis, Oquaga Creek, Golden Hill and Copake Falls State Parks year-round.

DEC Campgrounds

Catskill Region – Catskill Forest Preserve

Bear Spring Mountain – September 6
Beaverkill – September 6
Devil’s Tombstone – September 6
Kenneth L. Wilson – October 11
Little Pond – October 11
Mongaup Pond – October 11
North/South Lake – October 10
Woodland Valley – October 11

Adirondack Region

Alger Island – September 6
Ausable Point – October 11
Brown Tract Pond – September 6
Buck Pond – September 6
Caroga Lake – September 6
Cranberry Lake – October 11
Crown Point – September 6
Eagle Point – September 12
Eighth Lake – October 11
Fish Creek – October 24
Forked Lake – September 6
Fourth Lake (Day-Use) – September 7
Glen Island – October 11
Golden Beach – September 6
Hearthstone Point – September 12
Hinckley Reservoir (Day-Use) – September 7
Indian Lake Islands – October 11
Lake Durant – October 11
Lake Eaton – October 11
Lake George Battlefield (Day-Use) – September 7
Lake George Battleground – October 11
Lake George Beach (Day-Use) – September 7
Lake Harris – September 12
Lewey Lake – October 11
Limekiln Lake – September 6
Lincoln Pond – September 6
Little Sand Point – September 12
Long Island – September 6
Luzerne – September 12
Meacham Lake – October 11
Meadowbrook – September 6
Moffitt Beach – October 11
Narrow Island – September 6
Nicks Lake – October 11
Northampton Beach – October 11
Paradox Lake – September 6
Point Comfort – September 6
Poplar Point – September 6
Prospect Mtn. (Day-Use) – October 25
Putnam Pond – October 11
Rogers Rock – October 11
Rollins Pond – September 6
Sacandaga – September 6
Saranac Lake Islands – October 11
Scaroon Manor – September 12
Sharp Bridge – September 6
Taylor Pond – September 6
Tioga Point – September 6
Wilmington Notch – October 11

Chautauqua Region

Sunset Bay Marina (Day-Use) – October 1

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