Family Camping Close to NYC

We spend our days plugged in. Parents, kids, caregivers; the likelihood is that everyone has their hands on a cell phone, a remote control, or a laptop sometime during the day. How better to escape the electronic rat race than by pitching a tent and building a fire? If you don’t have your own backyard to set up camp, here are some campgrounds and cabins located within 100 miles of Queens.

Long Island:


Cupsogue Beach County Park


(631) 852-8111


Sears Bellows County Park

Hampton Bays

(631) 852-8290


Battle Row Campground

Old Bethpage

(516) 572-8690


Hither Hills State Park


(631) 668-2554


Wildwood State Park

Wading River

(631) 929-4314


New York State:

All camping reservations can be made by calling (800) 456-CAMP or online.


Beaver Pond Campsite

700 Kanawauke Rd.

Pomona NY 10970



Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Rte 301

Carmel , NY 10512




New Jersey:


Butterfly Camping Resort

360 Butterfly Road

Jackson, NJ 08527-5137

(732) 928-2107 ‎


Indian Rock Resort

920 West Veterans Highway

Jackson, NJ 08527

(732) 928-0034


Please be sure to contact each site individually to confirm hours, location, availability and specific campground regulations.


Katy Osborne Chiu