Top Tent Camping near Clayton, NY

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Clayton, NY (46)

    Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park Campground

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    Wellesley Island State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    105 Photos
    117 Saves
    Thousand Island Park, New York

    Wellesley Island State Park Campground, nestled near the Canadian border in New York, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has it all—whether you're rolling in with a big rig, pitching a tent, or cozying up in a cabin. The campground operates from May 6 to October 10, making it a prime spot for summer adventures.

    One of the standout features here is the Heron Loop, which is perfect for those with larger RVs. The sites are spacious, and the bathrooms are well-maintained. If you're into full hookups, there's another loop that caters to that need. For families, there's a small park near the cabins and a larger one by the beach and store, ensuring the kids are entertained.

    The Nature Center is a hit, especially with its array of kids' activities and a butterfly sanctuary. Hiking trails are abundant, offering scenic views and peaceful walks. If you're into water activities, the ADA kayak launch on Eel Bay is a must-try. The swimming beach and boat launches add to the fun, making it easy to spend a whole day by the water.

    For those who love a bit of history and charm, the nearby Thousand Island Park is just a 15-minute drive away. It's a quaint community worth exploring. And if you're planning a trip, remember that the tent sites right on the river are highly coveted, so booking in advance is a smart move.

    In short, Wellesley Island State Park Campground offers a beautiful, well-rounded camping experience with plenty to do and see. Whether you're here for the views, the activities, or just some peace and quiet, you won't be disappointed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina

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    Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina

    11 Reviews
    25 Photos
    39 Saves
    Thousand Island Park, New York

    Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina is a top-notch spot near Alexandria Bay, NY. This place has it all: concrete and level sites, clean washrooms, and decent WiFi. You can even catch a glimpse of vessels cruising the St. Lawrence Seaway from the waterside sites.

    The campground is big rig friendly and offers electric and sewer hookups, showers, and a sanitary dump. Pets are welcome, and there’s a market on-site for any essentials you might need. If you’re into socializing, the Tiki Bar and two pools are popular hangouts. The community fire pit with Adirondack chairs is a nice touch for evening gatherings.

    For those who love water activities, there’s a free boat launch and rentals for boats, kayaks, and paddleboards. Just be cautious about the wind if you’re planning to paddleboard. The playground is a hit with kids, and the dog park is a decent size for your furry friends to run around.

    The campground is conveniently located within walking distance of a Price Chopper Grocery, Dollar General, gas station, and a wine and liquor store. So, you won’t have to go far for supplies.

    Overall, Swan Bay Resort offers a mix of relaxation and activity, making it a great choice for families and solo travelers alike. Whether you’re there for the views, the amenities, or just a peaceful getaway, this place has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Association Island
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Association Island
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Association Island
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    Sun Outdoors Association Island

    15 Reviews
    63 Photos
    63 Saves
    Henderson Harbor, New York

    Sun Outdoors Association Island, near Henderson Harbor, NY, is a gem for those looking to unwind by the water. This campground is perched right on Lake Ontario, offering stunning lakeside views and a refreshing breeze. The sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular, making it a perfect spot for evening relaxation.

    The campground is open from late May to early October, and it’s got a lot to offer. You can choose from tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. The sites are full hookup, so you won’t be roughing it too much. Plus, there are showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump to keep things comfortable.

    One of the standout features is the variety of activities available. You can rent pontoons, kayaks, and even golf carts to explore the area. There’s also a little farmers market on Saturdays, which adds a nice touch. If you’re into fishing, you’ll find plenty of spots to cast your line, though the fish might be on the smaller side.

    Pets are welcome, and there’s plenty of space for them to roam. The campground is also big rig friendly, so no worries if you’re rolling in with a larger RV. For those who enjoy a good campfire, fires are allowed, and you can buy firewood on-site.

    The staff here are known for being friendly and helpful, which always makes a stay more pleasant. While some amenities are still being upgraded, the improvements are promising for future visits. Just be prepared for a bit of construction noise if you’re visiting soon.

    Overall, Sun Outdoors Association Island is a fantastic spot for a family getaway or a peaceful retreat by the lake. Whether you’re there for the water activities, the beautiful scenery, or just to relax, you’re in for a treat.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $53 - $116 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Kring Point State Park — Kring Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Kring Point State Park — Kring Point
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    Camper-submitted photo from Burnham Point State Park — Burnham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnham Point State Park — Burnham Point
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    Camper-submitted photo from Burnham Point State Park — Burnham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnham Point State Park — Burnham Point

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    Burnham Point State Park — Burnham Point

    6 Reviews
    14 Photos
    26 Saves
    Chaumont, New York
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $36 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Dewolf Point State Park Campground
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      1000 Islands Campground

      3 Reviews
      18 Saves
      Thousand Island Park, New York
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
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