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Adirondack Park, NY

187 RV rentals

Rugged mountains, lush boreal forests, tumbling waterfalls, and glassy lakes make Adirondack Park a wonderland for outdoor lovers. The park occupies roughly six million acres, making it one of the largest publicly protected areas in North America. In fact, its footprint is bigger than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades, and Glacier National Parks combined. The sprawling park was created in 1892 and quickly emerged as a beloved recreation area for locals and visitors alike. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the crisp mountain air, from hiking high-altitude trails to exploring scenic paddling routes.

Planning a road trip in the Empire State? Book an RV in Clinton County and gear up for an unforgettable adventure. When you choose one of the …

Beaver Lake County Park, MI

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On the northernmost tip of Michigan, in the town of Lachine, rests Beaver Lake County Park. Aptly named, Beaver Lake County Park is located on the shores of Beaver Lake, just 30 minutes from Atlanta, an hour east of Gaylord, and a stone’s throw from Alpena. The landscape consists of green, rolling hills and mature trees. The lush environment and lake provide a great habitat for wildlife to thrive.

Consider Beaver Lake County Park as a destination on your RV camping trip to the Great Lakes Region. Book an RV in Alpena County and see what the Midwest has in store for you.

Bowman Lake State Park, NY

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Bowman Lake State Park spreads out across 967-acres and is nestled among the scenic hills of Chenango County, New York. Known as a “camper's paradise," the remote state park is located west of Oxford in the town of McDonough. The park is open year-round and is easy to navigate in a motorhome rental thanks to its easy access and wide, well-paved roads.

The land that became Bowman Lake State Park was originally part of the region's reforestation lands, which the state acquired in 1929. Around 200 campsites were established around Bowman Lake in the early 1960s, and in 1966 the property officially opened as a state park. Book an RV in Chenango County and enjoy a relaxing retreat at Bowman …

Brown Tract Pond Campground, NY

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Brown Tract Pond Campground was first opened to the public in 1958 but has remained one of the Adirondack region's best-kept secrets. The campground is situated in a heavily wooded area on the eastern shore to the pond, where non-powered boats provide access to fishing and self-guided lake tours. It's also a good area for mountain bike riding; you can take your bike on the trails or on the nearby access roads. The hiking trails lead from the campground to several other lakes and two mountains. If you book an RV rental near Brown Tract Pond, you can also take a self-guided tour of the area's access roads.

Brown Tract Pond Campground is a short distance from the town …

Burnham Point State Park, NY

220 RV rentals

Both Canada and New York recognized the need to protect St. Lawrence River and its coastal properties as early as 1890. New York began buying properties bordering the river and purchased the section that would later become Burnham Point State Park in 1898. Canada and New York jointly agreed to create an international park, which would be called St. Lawrence Reservation. However, due to new United States federal laws that went into effect in the 1920s, this plan was abandoned. These properties, Burnham Point, were granted state park status, which afforded them some protection from development, mining, and pollution.

The closest town to Burnham Point State Park is Cape Vincent, NY, which is about five miles to the west. …

Buttermilk Falls State Park, NY

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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 asleep under a canopy of twinkling stars. With a home on wheels, you're all set to explore other Empire State …

Caroga Lake Campground, NY

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When you’re looking for an RV campground close to a lake and on the edge of a town, then Caroga Lake Campground is just the place for you. Situated midway between Albany, NY to the southeast and Utica, NY to the west, Caroga Lake is actually made up of two lakes connected by a short channel. Caroga Lake Campground can be located on the southeast corner of East Caroga Lake.

Caroga Lake Campground is a state-run campground that only provides primitive RV campsites, without electric or water hookups. Generators are allowed for limited amounts of time, so you can recharge the rental RV batteries while on-site to extend your stay.

The campground is split into several loops, and each loop …

Catskill State Park, NY

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Sometimes referred to as Catskill Park, the land that would eventually become Catskill State Park was obtained when Ulster County fell behind on its taxes in 1885 and exchanged the land with the state of New York in return for wiping the slate clean. Though the area was heavily logged, there are several sections that remained untouched because it was too difficult for the lumber companies to access. In the early 1890s, New York recognized the value in tourism and outdoor recreation, and over the subsequent decades, New York slowly added trails. In the 1930s, as a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, Civilian Conservation Corps added even more trails, outbuildings for park rangers and visitors to use, and roads. …

Cayuga Lake State Park, NY

183 RV rentals

Cayuga Lake State Park is a small state park, covering just 141-acres, located in Seneca County, at the north end of Cayuga Lake. Despite its small size, the park offers a lot of facilities and activities for visitors.

The terrain here is rolling hills and is close to Lake Ontario, but just a few miles south has you feeling like you are in the Appalachian Mountains. Situated midway between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse, the park makes the perfect base for touring the Great Lakes when you book an RV in Seneca County.

Popular activities at the park include hiking, fishing, and during the winter months, ice fishing and cross-country skiing are both visitor favourites. Cayuga Lake is …

Cedar Point State Park, NY

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A sandy beach coupled with excellent swimming, fishing, and boating make Cedar Point State Park a favorite with summer sunseekers. It's one of the oldest state parks in New York and showcases the natural charm of the Thousand Islands region. While the pocket-sized park occupies just 48 acres, there's no shortage of recreation opportunities. When you're not basking on the beach or cooling off in the crystalline water, spend your time picnicking on the grassy foreshore, fishing for bass, and watching enormous cargo freighters cruise by.

Planning a getaway to the Empire State? Book an RV in Jefferson County and you can explore Cedar Point State Park at your own pace. Spend a few days relaxing by the river, then …

Chenango Valley State Park, NY

210 RV rentals

Surrounded by lush maple and pine forests, Chenango Valley State Park immerses you in the natural beauty of the Empire State. The park occupies more than 1,000 acres and is set on the banks of the Chenango River, with a pair of kettle lakes providing a picturesque backdrop for swimming, boating, and fishing. The addition of an 18-hole golf course makes Chenango Valley State Park a bucket list destination for golfers.

Planning a road trip in New York State? Book an RV in Broome County and you can enjoy a riverside getaway to Chenango Valley State Park. You'll love relaxing by the beach, sleeping under the stars, and roasting s'mores around the fire pit. With a home on wheels, you'll …

Chimney Bluffs State Park, NY

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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 Chimney Bluffs State Park with a fast-food restaurant, retail shops, and a grocery store is Wolcott, which is about …

Chittenango Falls State Park, NY

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At the end of the last great ice age, around 10,000 years ago, a mile-high glacier scraped and gouged at the soft New York soil exposing bedrock. As it retreated north, it simultaneously melted, leaving a huge amount of water. The water worked its way downhill, eventually forming what would become Chittenango Creek. The creek twisted and turned, joining with other creeks to find a set of massive granite ledges and plunged some 160 feet to the lower ground. A few thousands of years of water constantly pounding the rocks eventually eroded it a few extra feet, and its official height stands at 167 feet. Chittenango Falls State Park was officially established in the 1930s to preserve the scenic waterfall …

Colton Point State Park, PA

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Pine Creek Gorge is a spectacular, 800-foot-deep canyon known as "the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania." Found in the state's central north, this eye-catching natural attraction is also home to a memorable RV camping destination — Colton Point State Park.

Located near Wellsboro, this 368-acre park sits on the gorge's western rim. It offers beautiful scenery, rustic charm, great fishing, and gorgeous fall foliage. And with a peaceful campground where you can immerse yourself in the relaxing natural surrounds, it's a great spot to stay for a while in a rental RV.

Cranberry Lake Campground, NY

246 RV rentals

Home to one of the largest remote lakes in the Adirondacks, Cranberry Lake is a scenic escape in New York state. Located in the vicinity of Adirondack Park and off New York State Route 3, Cranberry Lake Campground is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a great idea to book an RV in St. Lawrence County so that you are able to explore the campground and its surrounding areas, including the Adirondack Park. From fishing to boating, hiking to swimming, there is much to look forward to on your motorhome camping trip to Cranberry Lake Campground.

The campground dates back to 1935 when the Civilian Conservation Corps built the first fifteen campsites. Over the years, more facilities were added to the …