7 Family Camping Experiences in Westchester

Family Camping Experiences in Westchester
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Family Camping Experiences in Westchester

Thinking about taking a camping trip? Living in Westchester, there are so many incredible campsites that you and your family can enjoy. Whether you want a rustic camping experience, or maybe you’d prefer four-walls with a cabin, or maybe you and your family are up for something different like camping with wolves! Whatever your families interest/comfort level, we’ve got you covered in our guide to family camping in Westchester. Check out more below:

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Croton Point Park Campground

In addition to being a gorgeous location to view the dam, you and your family can enjoy a weekend away at the Croton Point Park Campground. Accommodations include a deluxe cabin for four or six people or a regular cabin for six. For an additional fee, you can get daily water, sewer, and electric. In addition to the grounds, you will have access to their 508-acre park that overlooks the Hudson River as well access to hiking and swimming. Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Enjoy the many natural amenities when you stay the night at this 4,315-acre park. As the County’s largest park, you can enjoy picnicking, hiking, a visit to the Trailside Nature Museum and Gallery in the park, camping, fishing, and even cross-country skiing. For overnight camping, you can rent tents, or try their lean-to-overnight option that accommodates up to 8 people. Reservation Rd, Pound Ridge, NY 10576.

Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation

Camping at the Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation includes three large and six small cabins as well as tents. The cabins comes with a refrigerator, propane cooking stove, wood stove, electricity, microwave, water, and propane heat. The Reservation also includes access to 1,400 acres of land,  2 lakes, and 18 miles of trails. The reservation also has a lot of activities for families with a gaga pit, waterfront with boating, fishing, archery, and much more. 1 Clear Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.

Mountain Lakes Park

This 1,082-acre park offers some incredible trails for nature lovers, included rugged terrain and trails with hardwood forest. For camping, they offer rustic camping options, yurts, and a directors cabin. They also have a mess hall at the park where you can bring in your own caterer (for larger groups). 201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY 10560.

West Point FMWR Round Pond Outdoor Recreation Area

This recreational area offers tons of options for family camping, including 28 RV camping spaces, 20 tent sites, 10 mini log cabins, and a rental cottage, to name some options. Reservations are accepted from January-November and someone in your life does have to be a retired or active military personal. The amenities are vast where you can enjoy access to a mountain lake, fishing pier, swimming beach, hiking trails, and much more! 1348 Round Pond Road, BLDG 1348, West Point 10996.

Sleeping with the Wolves

For a very different camping experience, try camping with the wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center. This popular event books up fast that currently has dates from June 11th – October 15th. The experience kicks off on a Friday evening with a pizza party, entertainment, fireside snacks, and breakfast. Finally, accommodations include a four-person tent and two outhouses. 7 Buck Run Street, South Salem, NY 10590.

Blue Mountain Reservation

Located in Peekskill, this 1,538-acre park offers trails for biking, walking and hiking to the nearby Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. This camping option is for larger grounds (think up to 30 people) and also includes shower facilities, a kitchen and a dining hall with a fireplace. 435 Welcher Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566