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Old 03-31-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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Big Rig camping near New York City?

Looking for any feedback on resorts or campgrounds near NY City. We are looking to visit the city and are looking for something close to transit. I have been unable so far find previous threads but I'm sure they are out there. Driving a 2015 DS 4369 with motorcycle on a lift and a toad. Any info would be very appreciated.

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You might check out Liberty Harbor.


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Liberty Harbor is as close as you can get to New York City. We've stayed there and it works! Not the fanciest of places but will meet your objective of being close to New York city. Just a short ferry ride to downtown Manhattan.
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Wow, that is close. But, how is it getting a big rig there?
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:55 AM   #5
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Liberty Harbor is likely the closest!! We found one about 40 minutes North on the metro. This info is several years old...- CROTON-ON-HUDSON, Croton Point County Park, 200 FHUs, pool, big rig access, security gate, dump station, $30 day/$180 week w/o park pass, $20 day/$120 week w/park pass, $2 day or $18/$20 week less w/o sewer, 914-862-5290, 914-864-PARK, reservations call 914-271-3293, permit office 914-864-7075, 14 day limit, http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/...nPointPark.htm, short walk to metro station, apx 40 min to Grand Central Sta, DIRECTIONS NY Thruway N, exit 9 (Tarrytown) over Tappan Zee bridge, then exit 9 is first exit after toll, N on Rt 9 apx 10 mi, exit at Croton Point Ave, left, left at light to entrance
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Wow, that is close. But, how is it getting a big rig there?
Not a problem! We stayed there in our 45ft Super C.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:12 AM   #7
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Battlerow Campground in Old Bethpage, NY (out on Long Island) would work. Its not tight at all, and I saw plenty of tag-axle motorhomes there. Its all paved (road and sites), with electric and water hookup (no sewer, but a dump station). The sites are about 55' deep (not counting how much you could overhand the back), so your toad would have to be parked across the front of the site, but given that the sites are very wide, this wouldn't be an issue and what others did. Its a couple miles drive to the local Long Island Railroad station that takes you into Penn Station.
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Not sure where you are coming from but Black Bear Campground might be an option.
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I've stayed at Black Bear, it is not very close to NYC,
but it has full hookups. Liberty is the closest, basically a paved
parking lot with water&electric only hook-ups, but it is just across
the Hudson River from NYC ! Croton on Hudson is Ok
as well, 45 minute commuter train to Grand Central, and
then you can go anywhere in the city, it has full hookups,
but only 30amp service.
Based on the OP, Liberty fits the bill, just plan on using their
bathrooms for showers. I looks a little intimidating coming
off the Jersey Turnpike, but get good directions and check it
out on a satellite image from a map program to get familiar.
The views of NYC are impressive.
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Thank you for all the input. We may look at Croton on the Hudson since it will be a May visit and hopefully not hot. We are looking to take the trains into the city and use the toad for other sights. Any suggestion for the area would be helpful. This is our first visit to the area. Thanks again.


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I would look at Croton on the hudson first over going out to Long island or jersey city. Major plus with Croton it is very close to Metro North station 40-45 mins down to city. 40 min drive to west point, cold spring and 1h 15m drive to FDR. I lived in this area for 20 years. Beautiful drives into hudson valley. Down side to bethpage its on Long island and traffic is tough and the GWB without ex-pass is not cheap . I was born and raised on Long island and currently live on the east end. From croton you can make day trips in a car out to jones beach, 45 mins bethpage state park 60 mins and many other attractions. I have not stayed at ether campground but just know there locations. We just return from our first trip ( 5 weeks 3600 miles )after picking up at Newmar

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X 2 on the Liberty Harbor. Very easy to get to Manhatten via ferry or car.
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X3 Liberty Harbor. We used the PATH trains & ferry to get to downtown lickety split.
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X4 Liberty Harbor. Walk to subway station, two stops from WTC station in downtown Manhatten. 50 amp & water hookups. Dump station. View of Statue of Liberty from coach. Many big rig coaches. The campground is ugly urban with no grass, but it is the most convenient for visiting NYC.
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