With nearly 18,000 acres of open space, miles of trails, scenic views and a host of recreational opportunities, Westchester County Parks offer ideal settings for year-round camping adventures. Whether you're a seasoned camper or just getting started, we have accommodations and facilities to suit your camping needs, from full service cabins with all the amenities to tent camping and lean-tos to test your self-reliance. There are even recreational vehicle sites available with full electric and water hookups.
Campers will find a wide range of things to see and do, and places to visit during their stay in county parks. You can hike, bike, fish, study nature and the outdoors or discover our local history. There are five public golf courses where you can practice your putt, an authentic early 1900s working farm, an arboretum, and the famous Playland Park, where you can thrill to exciting rides, entertainment and non-stop family fun.
For reservations, call the parks directly. Camping permit holders must be 21 years of age or older.
|Croton Point Park
Situated on a peninsula overlooking the scenic Hudson River, this 500-acre park offers cabins and sites for tents and recreational vehicles. Recreational options include a beach, hiking trails, picnic areas, ball fields, boat launch and fishing. In addition, the Croton Point Nature Center offers weekly events and programs throughout the year. During the summer months, the park hosts several major special events, fairs, festivals and concerts. Learn more about Croton Point Park and camping amenities and fees.
Croton Point Park was listed among the top 15 camping spots in New York, read more.
| Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park
The 1,082 acre Mountain Lakes Park is Westchester’s northernmost county park. It is characterized by a rugged landscape and native hardwood forest with miles of trails. The park boasts five lakes and a spectacular overlook that make for breathtaking hiking destinations. Learn more about the park and camping fees.
|Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
This 4,315-acre park is the largest in the Westchester County Parks system. Amenities include wooded areas, open spaces, miles of marked hiking and equestrian trails, picnic areas, fishing in the Cross River and cross-country skiing and sledding in winter. The on-site Trailside Nature Museum houses wildlife exhibits and offers weekly interpretive nature programs all year long. Camping facilities include open-faced lean-tos and tent sites. Learn more about Ward Pound Ridge and camping fees.
| Blue Mountain Trail Lodge (Groups Only)
Located at the scenic Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, this 1,538-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County features miles of trails for mountain biking, strolling and nature study, and offers challenging hikes to the tops of two large peaks, Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. The rustic Trail Lodge offers dormitory-style accommodations that sleep up to 30 people. It features a kitchen and a dining hall with a large fireplace and shower facilities. It is heated and available throughout the year for rental by groups. For information and to reserve, call (914) 231-4575 or (914) 862-5275.
General Camping Rules and Regulations
Permits for using shelters, cabins, RV's and tent sites are available to adults 21 years old or over.
All firewood brought into appropriate, fire-approved facilities must be packaged and kiln dried with identification on the package. No other firewood will be allowed.
No Show Policy
- Any cancellation made at least 30 days prior to reservation arrival date will result in a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.
- Any cancellation made less than 30 days, but at least seven days prior to reservation arrival date will be entitled to a credit for a future stay, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
- Any cancellation made less than seven days prior to reservation arrival date shall receive no refund or credit.
- No refund for early departures.
- Failure to arrive by noon of the day following your scheduled date of arrival will result in cancellation of reservation, with no refund or credit for “No Show”.
- Camping is an outdoor experience, therefore, we do not give refunds or credits for weather or natural conditions.