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Places to Camp near Wading River, NY

315 Reviews

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Wading River, NY is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Wading River is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Wading River, NY (55)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Wildwood State Park Campground

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    Wildwood State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
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    194 Saves
    Wading River, New York

    Take the Virtual Tour! - WILDWOOD STATE PARK

    Wildwood State Park comprises 600 acres of undeveloped hardwood forest, terminating on the high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. Swimmers can take advantage of the cool waters of the Sound, and picnickers can relax at shaded picnic tables as their children enjoy the nearby playground. Visitors can fish and use the hiking and cross-country ski trails, making this an enjoyable place to camp and be outdoors in any season. Geography: Wildwood State Park is located near Long Island Sound, on the north shore of Long Island, in Suffolk County. Recreation: Considered a flagship facility, visitors can enjoy the beach, biking, camper recreation programs, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and cross-country skiing. During July and August, movies are shown weekly, and once a week, campers can enjoy an evening of line or square dancing. Facilities: The park has 2 miles of beach on the Long Island sound for fishing and swimming. Each campsite has a picnic table, and dumping stations are nearby. There are 10 cottages, each with a fire ring, screened-in patio, and are available for rent through mid-November. The campground recycles newspaper and cardboard. Other amenities include food concessions, a nature trail, twelve miles of marked hiking trails, a picnic area, basketball courts, ball fields, a playground, and showers. Firewood is for sale at the park; bring your own barbecue or metal fire container.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground

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    Hammonasset State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
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    260 Saves
    Clinton, Connecticut

    Hammonasset Beach State Park is the largest of Connecticut’s shoreline parks. Two-mile beach, facilities for swimming, camping (third weekend in May to Columbus Day), picnicking, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, hiking and boating; concessions. Nature center and interpretive programs. Bicycle rentals available through Labor Day, rates begin at $10 per hour and range up to $75 per week, with discounts for children. Helmets provided free to use and are mandatory for riders 15 and younger. Note: Lifeguards on duty on Wednesday through Sunday. Pricing: Weekdays: free for CT vehicles; $15/out-of-state $7 after 4:00 pm. Weekends and holidays: free for CT vehicles; $22/out-of-state $7 after 4:00 pm

    William F. Miller Campground. 558 open sites. Concession, dumping station, bathrooms, showers. Saltwater swimming and fishing. Individual fireplaces not provided. No pets.

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    • Reservable
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    $20 - $45 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Indian Island County Park

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    Indian Island County Park

    9 Reviews
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    90 Saves
    Riverhead, New York
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Smith Point County Park

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    Smith Point County Park

    8 Reviews
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    Mastic Beach, New York

    Smith Point, on the Fire Island barrier beach, is a haven for sportsmen, surfers and beach lovers. An extremely popular facility, the park's white sands, rolling Atlantic surf and adjoining camping facility attract Suffolk County residents and tourists each summer season. Reservations are required for all the sites in the campground. All sites have water, and many have electric hookups and sewers. Outer beach camping is available on first come, first served basis, beach conditions permitting.

    A nationally recognized team of lifeguards makes Smith Point its home base, providing ocean visitors with an extra-special safety feature.

    Off-road vehicles, with permit only, may drive on the eastern portion of the outer beach. All beach-goers are advised to respect the marked, protective fencing around the nest sites of endangered shorebirds inhabiting the ocean and bay beaches.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Southaven County Park

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    Southaven County Park

    7 Reviews
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    41 Saves
    Shirley, New York

    The Carmans River flows through this scenic, pine-oak forested park. Southaven is a popular picnicking site, containing group areas capable of accommodating up to 1,000 people. Southaven's 1,356 acres also offer a bicycle hostel. Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. Camping is also available, with sites for tents and trailers.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $33 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Blydenburgh County Park

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    Blydenburgh County Park

    10 Reviews
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    82 Saves
    Hauppauge, New York
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Smith's Point

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    Smith's Point

    5 Reviews
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    48 Saves
    Mastic Beach, New York
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    • Reservable
    • RVs
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground

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    Rocky Neck State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
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    160 Saves
    South Lyme, Connecticut

    Situated along the scenic Connecticut coastline making great camping near New Haven, Rocky Neck State Park is a is a small recreation area that features white sand beaches, salt marshes, and the rocky remnants of Ice Age glaciers. The park is located about 1 hour southeast of Hartford, near the town of East Lyme, with a view across the sound of Fishers Island, Gardiners Island, and Long Island. The park showcases several examples of ancient glacial terrain, including rock scouring and polishing, potholes and erratic boulders. In some places, the overlying sediment has been completely eroded away to reveal interesting outcrops of banded granitic gneiss.

    The campground at Rocky Neck offers 160 drive-in campsites for tent and RV campers. Visitors can choose from open, grassy sites and wooded, shady sites. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and fire rings, but RV hookups are not available. Sites can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 35 feet; some sites are tent-only. Water faucets, restrooms, and trash/recycling receptacles are located throughout the campground; a dump station is located near the campground entrance. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Camping is available from May through September; sites are $20–$30/night; reservations accepted.

    The main attraction at Rocky Neck is its wide, sandy beach, where visitors can lounge in the sun, or go for a dip in Long Island Sound. The park has several picnic areas for family and group gatherings, several miles of hiking trails for exploring the park’s salt marshes, waterways and natural features, and anglers can fish for saltwater bass, blackfish and flounder. Along the park’s western shore, the historic Ellie Mitchell Pavilion has concessions, and dining and lounging areas. The park also offers a variety of seasonal interpretive programs, guided hikes, wildlife viewing, and evening entertainment.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Cathedral Pines County Park

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    Cathedral Pines County Park

    4 Reviews
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    38 Saves
    Middle Island, New York
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    • Reservable
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  10. Camper-submitted photo from Riverdale Farm Campsites

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    Riverdale Farm Campsites

    11 Reviews
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    42 Saves
    Clinton, Connecticut
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    • Reservable
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