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Old 03-17-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ok Campers,

You've been a big help so far, here's another question as we plan our trip eastward.

Can you recommend a campground close to NYC? Of course we want to stay away from the city and take transit into the city.

Thanks in advance,


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Old 03-17-2015, 04:17 PM   #2
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Described as a parking lot, but really the only one close enough.

Liberty Harbor RV Park

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Old 03-17-2015, 04:26 PM   #3
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We stayed at Liberty Harbor RV Park over Thanksgiving to do the Macy's Day parade. The path train is about 15 minutes top walk away. Takes you right to NYC. Never felt we weren't safe and we came back at dark quite a few times. There is also a ferry that takes you across if you choose to do that. It definitely is a parking lot with electric. The bath houses were decent enough. We would go again as it was so convenient and we were there to tour NY and not hang out at the RV.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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As sstehman said if you're looking for a place to park the liberty rv park is good. If you want some place to relax at while your parked, then try one farther out. Downside is you would need a car, at least to get to public trans. The koa of Newburgh (90 mins, north of NYC) use to offer shuttles to the city . There are also few campground in NJ.
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Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in Morris county. http://morrisparks.net/aspparks/mahlonmain.asp

This county park campground is less then one hour from NYC. It is off of I-80. You could also drive a short distance to public transportation and take the train in. This will take longer then driving in.

Let me know if you have any more questions as we live in the northern NJ area and frequent NYC.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jplante4 View Post
Described as a parking lot, but really the only one close enough.

Liberty Harbor RV Park
Yes vary much like a parking lot. we have been there twice. Would go in a minute again. It not vary clear just where it.s at in NJ. Have friends that live in the eastern part of the state. When I told him where we were staying He said it can,t be the only thing there is small boat harbor. I told him just drive 1.5 more blocks and turn right. Sights are a bit narrow but just fine for doing NYC. THERE where some men making STRAW boat that they were going to sail back to England. 2 from Sweden 1 from Norway and a German. Spent a few hours talkin to them. Wife would take the train/subway and just do city things. Took the train/subway back into NYC A FEW NIGHTS for plays.

Must say no sewer at sights but CG has dump station. Thought shower was fine.

To add a little fun the guy that checked us in was/is a NYC school teacher. Would not like him for my teacher. Thought he was going to give me F just for filling out my paper work. LOL.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:08 AM   #7
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Think about getting a room in the city for a couple of nights........

Starting the day at a nice cafe for breakfast, and ending the day at a theatre, dinner, or a late night cocktail, after exploring all day will be a much better time and experience if you don't have to deal with getting into and out of the city each day. Not to mention you'll be able to take a break and get cleaned up if you want.

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We have stayed at Liberty Harbor three times and if we decide to tour NYC again that's where we will stay. We took the trains (subways) in and out and never had a problem - oh almost forgot we did take the ferry a couple of times. We did not travel in or out of NYC during rush hours. We were surprised on one trip when two young men got up and offered us their seats. Sure not like we thought the subways would be. If you will be in NYC a few days buy tickets for one of the city tour buses.
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LIBERTY HARBOR in NJ. Stayed there. Thought it to be great. Would stay again. Ferry picks up there & path subway maybe 4 blocks-both go into NYC.

The office there had a program where they sold up tour tickets to NYC. The tour bus picked us up at the office and gave a 4 hour tour. Well worth the $$.

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I second the KOA in Newburgh NY. Nice wooded campground and they have a bus that takes you into the city. They even have a dog walking service if you have a pet. Free pancake breakfast is a bonus as well.
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We have stayed at Florida NY which is an hour north oh town and it tms of to good. Also stayed at a state park out on Long Island near Beth Page which is good. The Liberty a Harbor is best in my opinion cause it takes sl much time to commute. My choose is to stay at LH to see the city then move somewhere else for other stuff. The Hudson Valley nort of town is beautiful
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We stayed at Liberty Harbor in our Class B but chose the no hook up area as we didn't need it. We used their showers , water and dump, etc. We paid $60 a night to sit with dry docked boats but it's what you have to do to see NYC easily.

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