With November gone and Fall almost behind us, many campgrounds in New York State are now closed until next Spring. If you really enjoy camping, though, don’t despair, there are still some campgrounds open for business.
And, even if you don’t camp often, camping during the colder months can be a great experience with the winter scenery and numerous winter activities. New York State is home to over 50 ski resorts for both downhill and cross country skiing. Of course, the cold weather also brings opportunities for snow shoeing, sledding, ice skating, and more!
Or, if you're into staying indoors, many campgrounds have numerous shopping opportunities located nearby. From local specialty shops to extensive outlet malls, there is something for everyone.
Campgrounds that are open in the colder months have a variety of accommodation options including RV spaces, cabins, lodges, and even camping yurts for whichever makes you most comfortable. You should definitely check with the campground directly to determine what kind of on-site amenities are available (water, heat, bathrooms, showers, etc.) in the winter months, and also what kind of parking and access you may have to your site or cabin.
To find parks that might be open in the winter season near a location you are looking to visit, use the "Find Your Park" locator in the top right corner of this website and look for parks indicating "YEAR ROUND" for their operating dates.
If you’ve never tried camping in the winter, it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s a peaceful time to go camping, with much fewer visitors and amazing scenery. For those looking to camp outdoors, here are some tips for cold weather camping. Even if you’re not a fan of the colder weather, sitting in a lodge by a warm fire will keep you warm and cozy. Why not try cold weather camping to see if it's a fit for you!