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Top Dispersed Camping near Palenville, NY

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Palenville, NY (14)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Echo Lake


    Echo Lake

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    96 Saves
    Woodstock, New York
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Firewood Available
    • Alcohol
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Denning Trailhead Peekamoose Primitive Camping


    Denning Trailhead Peekamoose Primitive Camping

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    65 Saves
    Claryville, New York


    Permits for Peekamoose Blue Hole are only necessary on weekends and holidays from mid-May through mid-September of each year. Permits are available as late as a day in advance, but no more than 7 days in advance. There is a limit of 25 permits issued per day. The Blue Hole is a day-use area and is part of the Rondout Creek, which flows through the Peekamoose Valley to the Rondout Reservoir. The reservoir provides almost half of the drinking water for more than 9 million people in the New York City metropolitan area. Help us protect the area - and your drinking water - by observing these regulations: Use the portable toilets for all human waste. If you carry it in, carry it out - use the dumpsters. Camping, fires and portable generators are allowed only at designated campsites downstream of the Blue Hole. No radios and other audio devices. No glass containers. Except for the designated camping sites, the Peekamoose Corridor is open to the public from onehalf hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Sage's Revine


    Sage's Revine

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    28 Saves
    Taconic, Connecticut
    • Pets
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    • Drinking Water
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Jug End Dispersed — Appalachian National Scenic Trail


    Jug End Dispersed — Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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    31 Saves
    South Egremont, Massachusetts

    This 11.1 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts starts as the AT enters the state from Connecticut, heading north and features Sages Ravine, Race Mountain, Mount Everett, and Jug End. This section of the AT includes two shelters and a few designated campsites. The shelters are the Hemlock Shelter and the Glen Brook Shelter. This is the southern most section of the AT in Massachusetts.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Betty Brook Camp
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Rossman State Forest - Westkill Camp
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Taconic Hereford Multiple Use Park


    Taconic Hereford Multiple Use Park

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    60 Saves
    Verbank, New York

    The 917-acre Taconic Hereford Multiple Use Area is one of the largest state forests in Dutchess County. Most trails on this property allow multiple uses. It is very popular with mountain bikers, horseback riders, and dog walkers. Please be respectful of all users.

    Primitive Camping

    Camping at two designated sites is permitted on a first-come-first-serve basis. They're located on the west side of Brockway Road, south of Tyrrel Road.

    At-large primitive camping is also allowed. At-large campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Allaben Primitive Campsites


    Allaben Primitive Campsites

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    Shandaken, New York

    There are 8 designated campsites, but at-large primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Range

    • Camper-submitted photo from Hemlock Ridge MUA Dispersed
    • Camper-submitted photo from Rensselaerville State Forest

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