Tent camping in New York can be both exhilarating and stressful. Here at Jellystone Park™ Lazy River, we make it easy to enjoy your camping trip! With this guide, you will learn everything you need to know when planning your New York tent camping trip. From recipe recommendations to the benefits of tent camping, this guide is sure to make your tent camping experience run a little smoother and make you feel more prepared!
Benefits of Tent Camping
A Cheaper Alternative
Connect with Nature
Take a Break from Technology
Choosing a Tent Site
Here at Jellystone Park™ Lazy River, we have many different tent sites to choose from! Due to this, we are a great choice for your next New York tent camping adventure! Let’s take a look at each site type option to decide which one is best for you and your family.
Riverfront Deluxe RV/Tent Site
Want to bring the RV and still set up a tent? Our Riverfront Deluxe RV/Tent Sites allow the best of both worlds! If you bring an RV, this site type allows pets - so your furry friends can join in on the fun! Including full hook-ups for your RV, this site type has everything you may need and is located right along the Wallkill River. For more information on bringing your pet with you, check out these 5 Useful Tips for Camping with Pets!
Deluxe Tent/Pop-Up Site
Our Deluxe Tent/Pop-Up Sites are sure to make your tent experience feel luxurious! With a picnic table, electric and water hook-ups, cable television, a fire ring, and private water frontage on the Wallkill River, these sites have it all! Enjoy the great outdoors with the convenience of these spacious New York tent sites.
Rustic Tent Site
Want river access but don’t need all of the amenities of our Deluxe Tent/Pop-Up Sites? Then our Rustic Tent Sites are the site type for you! These sites offer the traditional feel of camping while still being only a short walk away from our Comfort Stations. Included in these sites are a picnic table, a fire ring, and even a charcoal grill!
Take Advantage of our Attractions
After you’ve chosen your tent site for the ultimate New York tent camping experience and have set up camp, it's time to take advantage of the numerous attractions and activities we have to offer! Our New York campground has many things to do for both the kids and adults alike. From our huge water attractions like the lazy river and water playground, to competitive games of laser tag and mini golf, tent camping in New York has more to offer when you stay at Jellystone Park™ Lazy River!
Enjoy On-Site Dining
After a long day of fun in the great outdoors, you’ll likely find yourself needing to refuel. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our on-site dining options! We recommend checking out the Tiki Snack Bar - located next to our water attractions - where you'll find delicious pizzas, burgers, drinks for the adults, and so much more! Our New York campground also has the Bear Outpost - the perfect stop for a sweet treat like ice cream and cotton candy! On the other hand, if you're looking to make something homemade at your campsite, we've outlined some yummy recipes you must try. Although burgers and hot dogs are a staple camping meal, Yogi Bear™ and Friends recommend these tasty bites:
Beef Taco Skillet
With a cast iron skillet and a campfire, anything is possible! Try changing things up a bit with this Beef Taco Skillet recipe. With some beef, beans, and sweet potatoes, this recipe will take your camp food to the next level.
Campfire Mac & Cheese
Left the cast iron at home by accident? No worries, this recipe doesn’t need it! With a disposable aluminum pan, you can make this Campfire Mac & Cheese with ease. This super simple recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Craving something sweet? Then these Campfire Donuts are for you! With a cast iron pan, some vegetable oil, biscuit dough, and sugar, these simple donuts take no time at all. For breakfast in the morning or a sweet treat to end the day, these donuts are sure to cure any sweet tooth!
Tent Camping Policies & Procedures
Tent camping takes a little more preparation than when cabin or RV camping. We've outlined a few things you should keep in mind before embarking on your New York tent camping trip.
On-Site Grocery Store
Regardless of the extra preparation, tent camping at Jellystone Park™ Lazy River is as stress-free as possible with the help of our Ranger Station! The Ranger Station is always freshly stocked to ensure that any essentials you may have forgotten to pack, we have! From select grocery items and ice, to bug spray and souvenirs, your New York camping trip will be hassle-free and full of ease!
No Outside Firewood
Tent camping in New York can be stressful, but for those who want the traditional feel of camping without the stress and hassle of truly roughing it, Jellystone Park™ Lazy River is the campground for you. With tons of fun attractions to keep the day fun, as well as the Ranger Station and on-site dining options that will make your trip stress-free, Jellystone Park™ Lazy River is truly the best New York campground for tent camping. Be sure to check out all of our tent site options before booking your stay - we hope to welcome you soon!