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The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.

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The Great New York State Fair

581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 487-7711
Description: August 20 - September 6, 2021
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Hudson Valley / Catskills

Discover Scenic Hudson Parks

One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 473-4440
Description: The Hudson Valley is rich with natural beauty and historic sites. We’ve been protecting and preserving important places here since 1963. Come explore with us.
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Rondout Valley Camping Resort

105 Mettacahonts Road, off Route 209
Accord, NY 12404
Phone: (845) 626-5521
Description: Year-round. 400 sites: There are 380 sites with electric and 270 with sewage hookups. Camp store, children's play area, laundry room, recreation building, hiking trails, fishing, pool, river/stream, pond, fireplaces, tables, hot showers, flush/dry toilets and dumping station. Pets allowed. Group-friendly. WiFi.
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So-Hi Campground

425 Woodland Road
Accord, NY 12404
Phone: (845) 687-7377
Description: We offer our customers an opportunity to stay in a variety of camping sites! We have tenting sites, that include everything from secluded primitive to platform sites with electricity. Our 5 conveniently located bathroom buildings have unlimited free hot showers, hand sinks and outdoor dish sinks. We offer several open, wooded, and isolated tenting areas. Our spacious RV sites include 30 and 50 amp. full hook ups. All sites have fire rings and picnic tables.
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Brookside Campground

4952 Route 32
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 678-9729
Description: Brookside Campground offers excellent Catskill Mountains camping, as well as a wide variety of activities, whether you enjoy the indoors or prefer some fun games on the grass. The Greene County RV park offers excellent trout fishing in Kiskatom Brook, as well as a sparkling swimming pool. Enjoy a game of volleyball or soccer, or wander over to the game room for some video games or billiards.
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Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground

953 Route 299
Gardiner, NY 12525
Phone: (845) 255-0919
Description: Campground amenities include a pavilion and cooking area, bathhouse and restroom facilities, and circulation trails. There are 24 drive-in spots (one vehicle per site) and 26 walk-in spots. All sites accommodate up to two tents (and four people) per pad. Recreational vehicles are not permitted.
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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River

50 Bevier Road
Gardiner, NY 12525
Phone: (845) 255-5193
Description: Since people aren’t looking to vacation in a high risk environment, crowded with other people, camping at Jellystone Park™ is the perfect option. No need to worry about boarding a flight or standing in elevators with strangers, enjoy fresh air & the great outdoors all from the comfort of your personal RV or one of our cabin rentals!
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Country Roads Campground

144 Peaceful Rd
Gilboa, NY 12076
Phone: (518) 827-6397
Description: New York Camping Near Howe Caverns & Hunter Mountain. From RV’ers to backpackers, people who enjoy nature truly appreciate Country Roads. We offer you a choice of wooded, semi-wooded, or grassy sites. You can bring your own RV, or rent a cabin onsite
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Jellystone Park™ at Birchwood Acres

85 Martinfeld Rd,
Greenfield Park, NY 12435
Phone: (845) 434-4743
Description: All Age RV Resort in Greenfield Park, New York
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Skyway Camping Resort

Route 52, 99 Mountaindale Rd
Greenfield Park, NY 12435
Phone: (845) 253-5023
Description: More 50 amp sites due to increased demand. Our 2020 Good Sam Rating once again scored a perfect 10/10/10, with extra for cleanliness.
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Minnewaska State Park Preserve Campground

The campground, managed cooperatively by the American Alpine Club and Mohonk Preserve, is located at 953 State Route 299 Gardiner, NY 12525, within a five minute drive of the main entrances of Minnewaska State Park
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Phone: (845) 255-0032
Description: The Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground provides a high quality, minimalist camping experience for visitors to the breathtaking Shawangunk Mountains. The tent-only campground includes a pavilion and cooking area, bathhouse and restroom facilities, and circulation trails. There are 24 drive-in spots (one vehicle per site) and 26 walk-in spots. All sites accommodate up to two tents (and four people) per pad. Recreational vehicles are not permitted. Camping is open mid-May through mid-November, weather permitting
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Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area

859 Wittenberg Road
Mt Tremper, NY 12457
Phone: (845) 679-7020
Description: 76 tent and trailer sites; picnic area with tables and grills; pavilion rentals; firewood sales; flush toilets; hot showers; trailer dump station; recycling center; mobility impaired accessibility; bathhouse; pay phone; dog park; playground; boat rentals; horseshoe pits.
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Narrowsburg Campground (Lander's River Trips)

69 De Mauro Lane
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Phone: (800) 252-3925
Description: After a day on the river, come relax at one of our three riverfront campgrounds! Lander’s River Trips is proud to offer the finest camping available on the Upper Delaware.
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Hide-A-Way Campsite

900 Woodland Valley Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Phone: (845) 688-5109
Description: Open May - September. There are 48 sites with electric and sewage hookups. Dry/flush toilets and hiking trails nearby. Child, pet and group-friendly. WiFi.
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Phoenicia Black Bear Campground and RV Park

17 Bridge St.
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Phone: (845) 688-7405
Description: We offer group and individual camping sites along with RV sites. We are animal friendly. Activities include swimming, tubing, fishing, lots of wildlife, hunting, hiking trails, scenic train rides, bike rentals, horseback riding and more. Call 845-688-7405 or Send E-mail info@phoeniciacampground.com for reservations.
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Romer Mountain Park

355 Woodland Valley Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Phone: (845) 688-7440
Description: Seasonal tent camping. Event field for group campouts, parties, weddings and corporate picnics. May - October.
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Sleepy Hollow Campgrounds

5636 Route 28
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Phone: (845) 688-5471
Description: We are located in the heart of the Catskills, right on the banks of the Esopus Creek, just 20 minutes off the NYS Thruway in Phoenicia, NY.
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Uncle Petes Campgrounds

570 Old Route 28
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Phone: (845) 688-5000
Description: Not much has changed at Uncle Pete's in the last 60 years. The Esopus Creek still offers renowned trout fishing. The local hiking trails in the woods and up Mount Tremper are still challenging backpackers. Tubing the river still refreshes friends and family on a hot afternoon. We can't think of a way to improve on nature, so we keep it simple.
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Woodland Valley Public Campground

1319 Woodland Valley Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Phone: (845) 688-7647
Description: Nestled at the foot of Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskills, and surrounded by Panther, Cornell, and Wittenberg Mountains is Woodland Valley Campground. The campground offers 70 tent and trailer sites, a picnic area with tables and grills, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station and a recycling center.
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New York City North/Newburgh KOA Kampground

119 Freetown Highway
Plattekill, NY 12568
Phone: (845) 564-2836
Description: At KOA, you're in the heart of historic Hudson Valley. Visit West Point, Franklin D. Roosevelt's home and area wineries. Stop at Orange County Choppers and specialty shops.
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Creekview Campsites

227 Creek Locks Road
Rosendale, NY 12472
Phone:(845) 658-9142
Description: Seasonal campground open from March 15 - December 1. Restrooms and hot showers. Electric and water hookups. Fire rings. Tables at each site.
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Blue Mountain Campground

3783 Route 32
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-7564
Description: The Beautiful Catskills, Premium RV Hookups, Gorgeous Wooded Tent Sites, All Season Cabins
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Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds

149 Blue Mountain Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-8114
Description: The 160 acres that make up Rip Van Winkle campgrounds is now home to nearly 200 campsites, several fun zones including an outdoor movie theater, swimming pool, R/C tracks and a soft serve ice cream shop.
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Spring Glen Campground

108 Lewis Road
Spring Glen, NY 12483
Phone: (845) 901-1991
Description: Whether you are looking for a seasonal spot or just want to tent for a couple of nights, Spring Glen Campground is the place for you.
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Glamping at Woodstock Meadows

334 Yerry Hill Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Phone: (845) 594-5522
Description: Adhering to proper social distancing measures, we now offer our entire glamping site (2 fully appointed safari tents w/queen-sized beds) to singles, couples or groups for weekend or longer stays
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Devil's Tombstone Campground & Day Use Area

NYS Route 214
Hunter, NY 12442
Phone: (845) 688-7160
Description: Devil's Tombstone is one of the oldest campgrounds in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering mysteries of the Devil's Tombstone and a haven for primitive camping. It is a small primitive campground with wooded sites and a small shallow lake, Notch Lake. No swimming or boating is permitted on the lake. The campground is an ideal base camp for serious hikers with trails leading to some of the highest peaks, such as Hunter with the highest historic fire tower in New York State, Indian Head and West Kill Range.
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Capital-Saratoga Region / Mohawk Valley

Country Roads Campground

144 Peaceful Rd
Gilboa, NY 12076
Phone: (518) 827-6397
Description: New York Camping Near Howe Caverns & Hunter Mountain. From RV’ers to backpackers, people who enjoy nature truly appreciate Country Roads. We offer you a choice of wooded, semi-wooded, or grassy sites. You can bring your own RV, or rent a cabin onsite.
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Camping in the Lake Champlain and Adirondak Region

Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake

1002 Adirondack Loj Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-3441
Description: Located at the gateway to the High Peaks Wilderness, the Adirondak Loj has space for 38 guests in a combination of private rooms, bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads, soups, and desserts, are served in the rustic dining room.
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Rogers Rock Campground & Day Use Area

9894 Lake Shore Drive
Hague, NY 12836
nearby villages of Hague and Ticonderoga Phone: (518) 585-6746
Description: Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
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Western NY / Finger Lakes

Otisco Lake Campgrounds and Marina

1544 Otisco Valley Rd
Marietta, NY 13110
Phone: (315) 636-9925
Description: Otisco Lake Campgrounds is a small private campground located at the south end of Otisco Lake, which is one of the finger lakes. The campground is located 20 miles southwest of Syracuse, NY and a few miles east of Skaneateles
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Oneida Shores County Park & Campground

9400 Bartel Rd
Brewerton, NY 13029
Phone: (315) 676-7366
Description: A sandy shallow beach with the dynamic Driver's Village Playground, breezy picnic grounds, volleyball courts and great views of New York's largest inland lake create a relaxing waterfront environment. Our family friendly campground
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Rt 80 Quarry Ridge Stables & Cabins

5016 S. Onondaga Rd
Nedrow, NY 13120
Phone: (315) 492-7433
Description: our convenient location and variety of resources make us the sensible choice when planning fun! All located 10 minutes from Syracuse, 5 minutes from Nedrow.
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Green Lakes State Park Campgrounds

7900 Green Lakes Rd
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Description: Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters
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Kelley's Bungalows

343 West Lake Road
De Ruyter, NY 13052
Phone: (315) 852-6431
Description: This lovely getaway has 2 cabins on DeRuyter Lake which is located at the crossroads of Onondaga & Madison Counties
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Sunset Park Campground

456 Sprague Rd
Memphis, NY 13112
Phone: (315) 635-6450
Description: Many sites are already booked so be sure to call 315-635-6450 to reserve a site now!
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The 7 Principles

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
Read more


If you go off the trail camping, let somebody know.... just in case you need help


Ticks Suck. Here's A Guide To Identifying Them And Avoiding Bites

That trend has continued, with ticks are showing up in places previously deemed safe from the disease-carrying arachnids, from those coastal California beach areas to manicured lawns in the Northeast. The sheer number of ticks may be forcing them to branch out into new habitats, Mayo Clinic parasitologist Bobbi Pritt theorizes.
Read more @ NPR


When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! The Importance of Lightning Safety

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena--lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, an average of 51 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States.


Myth: If it is not raining, then there is no danger from lightning.

Fact: Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall. This is especially true in the western United States where thunderstorms sometimes produce very little rain.


Myth: The rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you from being struck by lightning.


Fact:: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. The steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal. Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.


Myth: 'Heat lightning' occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat.


Fact:: 'Heat lightning' is a term used to describe lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for the thunder to be heard.


Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.


Fact:: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it's a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.


Myth: If it's not raining or there aren't clouds overhead, you're safe from lightning.


Fact:: Lightning often strikes more than three miles from the center of the thunderstorm, far outside the rain or thunderstorm cloud. 'Bolts from the blue' can strike 10-15 miles from the thunderstorm.


Myth: A lightning victim is electrified. If you touch them, you'll be electrocuted.


Fact:: The human body does not store electricity. It is perfectly safe to touch a lightning victim to give them first aid. This is the most chilling of lightning Myths. Imagine if someone died because people were afraid to give CPR! Call 9-1-1 and begin CPR immediately if the person has stopped breathing. Use an Automatic External Defibrillator if one is available. Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for information on CPR and first aid classes.


Myth: If outside in a thunderstorm, you should seek shelter under a tree to stay dry.


Fact:: Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. Better to get wet than fried!


Myth: If you are in a house, you are 100% safe from lightning.


Fact:: A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity. This means staying off corded phones, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors and windows. Windows are hazardous for two reasons: wind generated during a thunderstorm can blow objects into the window, breaking it and causing glass to shatter and second, in older homes, in rare instances, lightning can come in cracks in the sides of windows.


Myth: If thunderstorms threaten while you are outside playing a game, it is okay to finish it before seeking shelter.


Fact:: Many lightning casualties occur because people do not seek shelter soon enough. No game is worth death or life-long injuries. Seek proper shelter immediately if you hear thunder. Adults are responsible for the safety of children.


Myth: If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground.


Fact:: Lying flat increases your chance of being affected by potentially deadly ground current. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, you keep moving toward a safe shelter.

Source: FEMA



The 7 Principles

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
Read more