At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Heading to Questival in New York, NY and want to camp? We put together this list of popular campsites nearby.

Where to Camp Near Questival New York City

Questival New York City kicks off in Manhattan! Our campground recommendations start with top campgrounds by camping type, and then list campgrounds from closest to furthest, along with more information below.

Top recommendation for tent campers: Battle Row Campground 

Battle Row Campground is the closest campground to Manhattan. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.





Best backup for tent campers: Beaver Pond, Harriman State Park

Beaver Pond, Harriman State Park is in New Jersey, but it’s relatively accessible to New York City, with plenty of sites for both tent and RV campers. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.

Top recommendation for RVers: Nickerson Beach Park

RV campers can park on the Atlantic Ocean at Nickerson Beach Park. Reservation, Distance, and cost details below.

1. BATTLE ROW CAMPGROUND

Distance: 36.5

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 12 tent sites and 52 RV sites.

Cost: Call for rates.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve by phone.

Phone number: (516) 572-8690

2. BEAVER POND, HARRIMAN STATE PARK, NY

Image from Dyrt user Desiree N.

Distance: 40 miles

Website: Click here

Rating: 5-star. “A stones throw from NYC this beautiful area combines Lake Welch and Harriman State Park.” Read reviews here.

Number of sites: 137 sites for tents and RVs.

Cost: $22/site/night.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online.

Phone number: 1-800-456-2267

3. NICKERSON BEACH PARK, NY

Distance: 42 miles

Website: Click here

Rating: 4-star: “This is basically a parking lot but right on the other side of the dunes is Lido Beach. Which is fantastic for surfing.” Read reviews here.

Number of sites: 74 RV sites.

Cost: $35/site/night

Reservations?: Yes, call or reserve online.

Phone number: (516) 571-7700

4. GLENN CAMP CAMPGROUND

Distance: 41.7 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 10 standard sites, walk or bike-in only.

Cost: $5/vehicle/day

Reservations?: No, first come, first served.

Phone number: NA

5. CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK, NJ

Distance: 49.5 miles

Website: Click here

Rating: 4-star. “This park is on the list of 50 top NJ Hikes, and it has a few great trails.” Read reviews here.

Number of sites: 53 standard sites for tents and RVs.

Cost: Non-resident: $25/site/night, NJ resident: $20/site/night

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online or by phone.

Phone number: (732) 566-2161

6. GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NY

Distance: 58.4 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 32 tent sites and 20 RV sites (non-electric).

Cost: Tent and RV sites start at $30

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online.

Phone number: (718) 354-4606

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