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Broken Wheel Campground

In the picturesque Taconic Valley, the Broken Wheel Campground is a family-friendly RV park near New York’s border with Vermont and Massachusetts. It’s a convenient base for visiting Albany and the Capital-Saratoga Region, as well as accessing the recreational pursuits of the Taconic Ridge State Forest and Cherry Plain State Park.RV camping at the Broken Wheel Campground includes access to 70 spacious sites that can accommodate all types of rigs and setups. Most offer electric hookups (20/30/50-amp connections) and water, as well as complimentary access to the park’s dump station. Each site comes with a picnic table and a campfire ring, with some shaded and others bathed in sunlight.There are free hot showers at the RV campground that are accessible 24 hours a day and also an LP gas fill station. Recreational facilities at the Broken Wheel Campground include a swimming pool and a recreation hall, which houses a ping pong table, arcade games, and a camp library. If you need to pick up essentials, stop in at the convenience store, which is stocked with camping supplies, ice, and snacks.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camp in an RV near Petersburg and spend a day exploring the Taconic Ridge State Forest, which is located around 15 minutes’ drive from the Broken Wheel Campground. It’s home to the iconic Taconic Crest Trail that extends for 35 miles along the border between New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts, including a section that leads to the famous “snow hole” where snow can be seen even during the early summer months. A visit to the Taconic Ridge State Forest can be combined with a stop at the nearby Berlin State Forest, which is home to several easy hiking trails.Drive in the other direction from the Broken Wheel Campground, and you’ll arrive at Cherry Plain State Park, which centers around the waters of Black River Pond. It's a popular destination for anglers, with bass, bullhead, and pickerel all for the taking, as well as being a great place to swim and cool off during the summer months. If you’re traveling with kids, there’s a children’s playground where they can let off some steam and several picnic tables to utilize. Hikers can take advantage of around nine miles of trails, with most accessible to cross-country skiers during the winter months.The Broken Wheel Campground is also a good base for exploring the Mount Greylock State Reservation, which lies just across the border in Massachusetts. It encompasses the highest point in the state, Mount Greylock, as well as an 11.5-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. You can access the summit on foot or by road, with the 93-foot-tall Veterans War Memorial Tower topping the peak, or explore the reservation on the surrounding hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing trails.

Exploring the Area

Camping at the Broken Wheel Campground is just five minutes’ drive from the center of Petersburg where there’s a pizzeria if you want to dine out. Alternatively, you can drive five minutes in the other direction to the town of Berlin where there are a supermarket and gas stations if you need to fill up your RV rental.A 45-minute drive from the Broken Wheel Campground will see you in the heart of Albany, which serves as the capital of New York State. It lies along the west bank of the Hudson River and clusters around the Empire State Plaza, which is renowned for its reflecting pools and iconic Egg Performing Arts Center. Join a guided tour to explore the Romanesque and Renaissance-style rooms of the New York State Capitol or escape to the picturesque trails of Washington Park, which is home to a wide diversity of botanical species.If you’re interested in the region’s cultural and natural history, spend an afternoon at the New York State Museum, which is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the Albany Institute of History and Art, where a significant collection of Hudson River School paintings are displayed while those interested in the country’s military legacy should head to the USS Slater, a Cannon-class destroyer escort that’s now moored on the Hudson River. Guided tours are available to explore this U.S. National Historic Landmark, where you can learn about the vessel’s role in the United States Navy and the sailor after whom it was named.Whether you want to go hiking along the Taconic Crest Trail or discover the cultural attractions of Albany, book an RV in Rensselaer County and start planning your next vacation.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.