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I'm looking for a new tent camping spot.

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#1 Outsider

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:18 PM

I am booking a few dates to go tent camping with my wife and 2 & 4 year old kids for Spring/Summer/Fall. We did North/South lake last year and it was great. Too many city people and a little too big in general for me, but I'm pretty sure we will spend another weekend there this year. I have always preferred Adirondack campsites, but it is too long of a drive for my son. I like sites where you have a good amount of space between neighbors. I won't camp on Long Island, so that is out of the question. I also like to have a hike nearby that we can do as a family. Preferably one that ends at a waterfall or lake or something that may excite my daughter.

Are there any campsites that are paricularly unique? I used to stay at Lake Durant in the Airondacks and some sites are right on the lake with amazing views of Blue Mountain. Anything with a view or hike that a 4 years can do? Are there any campgrounds that you think we should avoid?

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#2 Gehrman

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:26 PM

Check out Harriman State Park.
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#3 OH UNCLE PAUL

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:26 PM

Ahh, the pleasures of camping.

Being one with nature. A burger cooked over an open campfire. A beer while you star gaze.

Washing your feet in a cool stream after a long hike.


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#4 Flagg888

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:34 PM

Washing your feet in a cool stream after a long hike.


Was waiting for that.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:39 PM

Try devils tombstone 8 miles away from north south lake. There's water spigots and an outhouse. Went there last year with my family, wife and 4 year old. Had a nice time. Real quiet. Only 20 sites or so.
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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:45 PM

NorthSouth Lake is great. I also like Mongaup Pond.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:54 PM

http://www.dec.ny.go...door/58856.html

Alder Lake

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Alder Lake is a great location if you are looking for a quiet waterbody with not a lot of other boating activity. This lake is perfect for using a kayak or canoe. Anglers report of catching some nice sized brook trout. Camping is also available.

Used to be a Boy Scout Camp, went there a lot way back when

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:54 PM

Try devils tombstone 8 miles away from north south lake. There's water spigots and an outhouse. Went there last year with my family, wife and 4 year old. Had a nice time. Real quiet. Only 20 sites or so.


the only thing is your are near the road but a great place.
If you want to stay on Long Island Cedar Point Park in East Hampton there used to be an old Light House I don't know if its still there.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:58 PM

Otter Lake.. we camped (tent) there last year...not noisy,activities for the kids ,clean restrooms and showers
http://otterlake.com...3 13.26.31.jpg]

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Posted March 02 2015 - 04:59 PM

the only thing is your are near the road but a great place.
If you want to stay on Long Island Cedar Point Park in East Hampton there used to be an old Light House I don't know if its still there.

Not a bad place, The Dive Club goes there for a Base during the "Death by Diving" weekend

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:17 PM

Ahh, the pleasures of camping.

Being one with nature. A burger cooked over an open campfire. A beer while you star gaze.

Washing your feet in a cool stream after a long hike.


I prefer to cool my feet in a cold stream after a hike. I never wash my feet in a body of water.

the only thing is your are near the road but a great place.
If you want to stay on Long Island Cedar Point Park in East Hampton there used to be an old Light House I don't know if its still there.


I camped at indian island in riverhead and did not like it at all. The sites were way too close together and I was staring at a golf course. I'd rather drive upstate.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:24 PM

Otter Lake.. we camped (tent) there last year...not noisy,activities for the kids ,clean restrooms and showers
http://otterlake.com...3 13.26.31.jpg]


Looks nice, but having wifi is a deal breaker for me. I also don't like that all of the sites have electrical/sewer hook ups.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:27 PM

I camped at indian island in riverhead and did not like it at all. The sites were way too close together and I was staring at a golf course. I'd rather drive upstate.

Was that you watching me pee in the bush on the 4th?

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:43 PM

Look up Little pond or Beaverkill

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:45 PM

We have camped at Roscoe Campground in Roscoe. They allow "tenters". Its on the Beaverkill River so the water feature is there. The Roscoe Diner is 5 minutes away so you can grab a hot meal if you need.

My son and I are planning a "motorcycle camping trip" this summer. We'll probably end up there.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:49 PM

Woodland Valley in Phonecia. Right on a stream. Good Hiking trails. If the river is high, you can go tubing in phoenicia

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Posted March 02 2015 - 05:55 PM

We have camped at Roscoe Campground in Roscoe. They allow "tenters". Its on the Beaverkill River so the water feature is there. The Roscoe Diner is 5 minutes away so you can grab a hot meal if you need.

My son and I are planning a "motorcycle camping trip" this summer. We'll probably end up there.


I'm going to Roscoe in April with my brothers. I went there last June for the first time. Pretty neat place. Not exactly family friendly since you need to **** in the woods.

Woodland Valley in Phonecia. Right on a stream. Good Hiking trails. If the river is high, you can go tubing in phoenicia


I've been here a number of times to use as a basecamp for hiking/backpacking. In my opinion it is not a great place to go camping for a weekend. The sites are too close together and right on top of the camp road.

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Posted March 02 2015 - 06:32 PM

Kenneth Wilson Campground in Mt. Tremper (between Phoenica and Woodstock)
http://www.dec.ny.go...door/24472.html

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Posted March 02 2015 - 06:38 PM

Gilbert Lake State Park near Oneonta. Nice sites, bathrooms, beach, canoe/kayak/row boat rentals.


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Posted March 02 2015 - 06:46 PM

Check out Harriman State Park.


Yeppers, Bear Mountain when you get there get a map and it will show you campsites. You might have to purchase a permit though, it's NYS. Used to camp there in the 80's when I was younger and

in better shape. If you go off campus there is a shelter in Black Mountain that many have used.





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