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Little Sand Point Campground, NY

192 RV rentals

Little Sand Point Campground is on the shoreline of Piseco Lake in Hamilton County, New York, and could be the perfect location for your next RV camping vacation. When you are looking for peace, quiet and seclusion, this is the perfect place. All the campsites at this campground are nestled under the canopy of trees that stretches right to the edge of the lake.

There are no electric or water hookups at Little Sand Point Campground, but it makes up for this lack of convenience with the beautiful location and views. The campground does have restrooms, hot showers, and plenty …

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

175 RV rentals

Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region is famous for its pristine lakes and gorgeous natural scenery. There are several excellent state parks dotted throughout the area, and Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of them all.

Found roughly 25 miles west of Ithaca, this popular park is home to 19 spectacular waterfalls. It’s a wonderful spot to get back to nature, take a hike, indulge your amateur photography habit, and enjoy several other outdoor activities.

And with six campgrounds to choose from, it’s perfect for anyone traveling in a rental RV, so search for an RV in …

Buttermilk Falls State Park, NY

173 RV rentals

Buttermilk Falls State Park showcases the natural beauty and serenity of the Finger Lakes region. The park is named after a picturesque waterfall formed by Buttermilk Creek, which cascades 600 feet down a rocky valley and whips up cream-colored froth and foam. Scenic hiking trails make it easy to explore the park on foot, with fishing, birdwatching, and nature photography also popular activities.

Planning a road trip in the Finger Lakes region? Book an RV in Tompkins County and you can enjoy a relaxing RV camping trip at Buttermilk Falls State Park. You'll love chasing waterfalls by day and falling …

Sampson State Park, NY

176 RV rentals

The sprawling Sampson State Park, spread over 2000 acres of tranquil forest land, is located in the state of New York, on the eastern shores of the Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. Offering an ideal state park camping trip, Sampson State Park’s primary attraction is the beautiful lake at its center, with stunning views and one of finest sunset viewing points in the region. To the south of the park is the neighboring city of Geneva in the Town of Romulus. Not very far from the cities of Ithaca and Syracuse, they’re both easily accessible from …

Golden Hill State Park, NY

486 RV rentals

Encompassing 510 acres on the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario, Golden Hill State Park is highly recommended by RV campers, hunters, fishers, and history enthusiasts. The park is known for its trails that meander across the grass prairies, along the coast, and through oak groves. Other centerpiece attractions include Lake Ontario itself and the 60-foot-tall lighthouse, built back in 1875 and boasting scenic views from the top of the tower.

Aside from the amazing recreation opportunities available at Lake Ontario, it's also a place where lots of migratory bird species come to roost. Depending on the season, birdwatchers can expect …

Woodland Valley Campground, NY

438 RV rentals

RV rentals in Ulster County are a great way to explore central-eastern New York state. This county is home to Woodland Valley Campground, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. The area on which Woodland Valley Campground rests was clear cut in the late 1800s, as hemlock trees were very popular at the time for the tanning industry. When built, it became instantly popular with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Because the area is located between a few different small cities, including Margaretville and Liberty, it is no surprise that it grew in popularity as …

Caumsett State Park, NY

483 RV rentals

Situated on Lloyd Neck, just north of Huntington, NY, Caumsett State Park is a charming recreational area for locals as well as visitors touring Lloyd Harbor. Resting on a scenic peninsula just over an hour away from New York City, the 1520 acre park offers a diverse range of activities, which makes it popular among motorhome camping enthusiasts visiting Long Island. To experience what it feels like camping with an RV in Long Island, search for an RV in Suffolk County and let the adventure begin.

Originally developed in the 1920s as an English estate, the park was …

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, NY

492 RV rentals

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is a memorial to one of America's most popular presidents, Theodore Roosevelt. The area is where Roosevelt spent his summers while in office and was referred to as his "Summer White House.” Rent an RV near Oyster Bay, New York, and you will have instant access to this iconic landmark. The site has a variety of landscapes, such as wooded areas, open fields, salt marshes, and beaches (the site is located on Long Island Sound). Roosevelt fell in love with the area as a teenager and documented much of what he saw; his notes were …

Fire Island National Seashore, NY

435 RV rentals

Established in 1964, Fire Island National Seashore covers a 26-mile stretch of Fire Island, which is 30 miles long. The barrier island protects New York City and Connecticut from “Norwesters,” and also, it is a critical habitat for many rare and endangered animals. Though the true origin of the name of this island has been lost to the ravages of time, historians believe that it is an Anglicization of a dutch word, “vier,” which means four. At one time, there were a few barrier islands that protected New York’s coast, and dutch sailors likely numbered them.

Visitors should be aware …

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, NY

520 RV rentals

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is a memorial to the former first lady and is the only historic site of its kind in America; it is located not far from the town of Hyde Park. Eleanor often referred to it as “Val-Kill,” and it was one of her favorite places, the one she thought of as home.

During its heyday, Val-Kill employed local families in the production of traditional goods; it was also the site of numerous social gatherings for family and friends, political allies, and world leaders. In addition to Eleanor's residence, there is a stone cottage …

Chimney Bluffs State Park, NY

213 RV rentals

Chimney Bluffs State Park has a salacious history. The park borders Lake Ontario, and at several points in United States’ history, smugglers landed at Chimney Bluff to transport goods. During the mid-1800s, the smugglers transported runaway slaves to Canada. During the height of the Prohibition Era in the 1920s, smugglers brought in alcohol from Canada. The state of New York purchased nearly 600 acres in 1963 with the intent of creating a park for the public. However, funds ran out, and it sat undeveloped until 1999. A parking lot, outbuildings, and hiking trails were finally added.

The closest town to …

Women's Rights National Historical Park, NY

192 RV rentals

Turn your RV rental into a time machine of sorts and switch the focus of your trips to historical sites. They’re scattered near and far, high and low, and many have an entire park dedicated to just that. Consider booking a motorhome rental to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in New York to gain insight into a huge civil rights movement that sparked major change for women across America in the 19th century whose ideals are still implemented today. It’s a pretty empowering place for you to book an RV.

Located in scenic Seneca County, the Women’s Rights …

Lakeside State Park, NY

414 RV rentals

Perched right on the southern shores of Lake Ontario near Carlton, and a few miles from Rochester, NY, Lakeside State Park is a popular destination for motorhome camping enthusiasts who are looking for the perfect place to escape the inland heat. Located close to Albion, Brockport, and Medina, Lakeside State Park is the ideal spot to camp in an RV while exploring the western region of New York. Book an RV in Lakeside State Park and tour the region at your own pace.

Lakeside State Park and the neighboring state parks, such as Oak Orchard State …

Lewey Lake Campground, NY

206 RV rentals

Lewey Lake Campground is a family-friendly campground located between its namesake lake and Indian Lake, just to the north, and a short distance from the town of Indian Lake. The area was a popular camping destination even before the 1920s but was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s; it was initially named Lewey Bridge (after a local resident). The campground remained small until after Route 30 was built. RV camping at Lewey Lake Campground places you within Adirondack Park, one of the largest nature preserves east of the Mississippi River.

Adirondack Park was established in …

Southwick Beach State Park, NY

208 RV rentals

Southwick Beach State Park enjoys a picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Ontario. In the summer, sunseekers flock to bask on the sandy beach and cool off in the crystalline water. The grassy foreshore provides a scenic setting for picnics, while hiking trails and playing fields make it easy to stretch your legs. Adjacent to the park, the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area protects a wonderland of coastal sand dunes.

Planning a getaway to the Empire State? Book an RV in Jefferson County and you can escape to Southwick Beach State Park. With a home on wheels, you'll have the …

Oquaga Creek State Park, NY

244 RV rentals

One of the newer parks in New York, Oquaga Creek State Park, was established in 1979. Dense, tall oak, maple, and birch trees blanket the rolling hills that makeup Oquaga Creek State Park. The hills ring a small 60-acre lake, Arctic Lake, which is a poorly kept secret. It is favored by many local fishermen for not only its robust fish population but also for the rugged beauty. Miles from the closest town, Oquaga Creek State Park, is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Bring a good book. Cell service is very spotty in this area.

The …

Poets Walk Park, NY

512 RV rentals

Poets' Walk Park is a cultivated outdoor space near the city of Red Hook that was designed to inspire poetry, not just passively but actively. It was created in approximately 1850 by Hans Jacob Ehlers, a landscape architect who wanted to take the next step in using nature to inspire people. The landscape is arranged as a series of outdoor “rooms” separated by walls of foliage and actual stone fences with breaks in strategically-placed locations. Local myth suggests that American author Washington Irving was inspired to write Rip Van Winkle while sitting on a bench looking at the Catskill Mountains …

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