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New York RV Parks: The RV parks in New York You Want to Visit!

RV parks in New York are widely available, and span the gamut from spare to luxurious. We found New York RV parks to be pleasant places that added to the enjoyment we derived from exploring a very interesting state.

My wife and I traveled through New York as part of a 30,000-mile road trip we had begun from our home in the Pacific Northwest. We had started out the year before in search of America and of ourselves, and we found an important part of America here in New York. Revolutionary War history and the even earlier French and Indian War history seem to seep from every rock and stump in portions of New York, and you get the feeling that you’re uncovering precious historical gems as you explore. Our experiences here and elsewhere on our journey are recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

The New York RV parks that Karen and I enjoyed so much were:

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Paradise Pines Camping Resort in North Hudson. That’s a mouthful and a half, but it was a great park in a perfect place for exploring New York’s fascinating Adirondack Mountains, including its beautiful Lake Champlain, Lake Placid and Lake George country. There’s enough to do in this region to keep you busy for weeks. This RV park provided paved and gravel interior roads, 115 sites for travelers, 60 of them gravel and six dirt and the rest grass, 22 of them pull-throughs, 95 sites with full hookups and the rest with water and electric. The park provided wireless Internet access, cable TV, laundry room, groceries, snack bar, RV supplies, LP gas sales, pool, hot tub, recreation hall and planned activities. The park is located beside the Schroon River, with fishing and boat rentals available.

Deer Run Campground near Schaghticoke. This pleasant RV park is located only a few miles north of New York’s state capital area of Albany and Troy, and conveniently close to two major Revolutionary War battlefields. This campground provided paved and gravel interior roads, 181 gravel sites for travelers, all of them pull-throughs and all with full hookups. It also provided cable TV, laundry room, RV supplies, LP gas, pool, recreation hall and planned activities. Fishing was available in an RV park pond.

Camp Chautauqua Camping Resort near Stow. This RV park provided paved interior roads, 100 sites for travelers, half of them gravel and rest grass, 75 with full hookups, the rest with water and electric. It provided cable TV, heated pool, game room and planned activities. Available in Lake Chautauqua were fishing and swimming, a boat-launching ramp, a dock and a marina.

If you’re considering exploring any New York RV parks, I hope you’ve found these descriptions helpful. If you know of any other RV parks in New York that I should add to this list, e-mail me at

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some of the great RV parks in New York and neighboring states, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.