New York has officially opened its state Department of Environmental Conservation campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills for the summer.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the opening on Friday, May 20.
DEC operates 52 campgrounds and six day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. The summer camping season runs through Labor Day, with some facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and range from $18-$28 a night.
For more information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds and their schedules, visit DEC’s website at www.dec.ny.gov and go to the Camping link under the Outdoors Recreation section, or call DEC’s Bureau of Recreation at 518-457-2500. To make reservations at any of these camping facilities, call ReserveAmerica at 1-800-456-CAMP (2267) or visit http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com