New Yorkers Encouraged to Take Advantage of Discounted Rate at State Campgrounds through June 26

Velmanette Montgomery

June 02, 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomoannounced details of the Early Summer Camping Special for 112 state campgrounds across New York. The discount helps kick off the summer season for families looking for affordable getaways and coincides with the state’s broader outdoor tourism promotions highlighted earlier this month at the Governor’s Tourism Summit.

The special offer includes $5 per night off regular rates through June 26 for campers making reservations using the promo code EARLYCAMP14. The deal covers New York State Parks- and Department of Environmental Conservation-operated campgrounds in nearly every region (excluding Hither Hills State Park, mooring buoys, walk-ins and previous reservations).

This will be the 3rd year of this discount program which drew 4,000 camping nights during the same period last year, a 40% increase over the introductory year.

Before booking and taking advantage of the Early Summer Camping Special campers can utilize the new online campground virtual tours to make planning a trip easier. Featured on the State Parks website the 360 degree campground virtual tours provide visitors a firsthand look on selected campgrounds. Additional tours of state parks and many DEC campgrounds will be added to the website this season. View the virtual tours here.

To act on the Early Summer Camping Special, bookings can be made online at or over the phone at 800.456.CAMP. Camping reservations are available through ReserveAmerica, which provides online and phone reservations for campsites throughout New York.