N.Y. Campgrounds Making Improvements for Season


Woodall’s Campground Magazine


Woodall’s Campground Magazine


April 13th, 2023


Independently owned and operated campgrounds in New York are making improvements in preparation for the 2023 camping season, according to a press release.

“Most independently owned and operated campgrounds make improvements of some kind each year,” said Donald G. Bennett Jr., president and CEO of the Campground Owners of New York (CONY), a trade association that operates CampNewYork.com, a travel planning website of approximately 200 campgrounds and RV parks in New York State.

“Improvements range from new campsites and rental accommodations to playgrounds, jumping pillows, gem mining sluices, new recreation halls, swimming pools and other attractions of interest to families,” Bennett said.

CONY has recently partnered with Livingston Energy Group, a Lynkwell company, to assist member parks in navigating the process for installing EV charging stations, including seeking power company approval, grant administration and installation. This is a total turnkey program to assist park operators who desire to install EV charging stations to improve the quality of offerings for the camping public at more parks across New York State.

Following is information on some of New York’s newest campgrounds as well as descriptions of some of the improvements park operators have been making in preparation for the upcoming camping season:

Hudson Valley

Spacious Skies Woodland Hills in Austerlitz: This campground will offer new amenities this year, including two new playgrounds, a jumping pillow, and a gem mine. A swimming pool is also under construction. Other improvements include two renovated bath houses and new laundry facilities.

The Adirondacks:

Spacious Skies Adirondack Peaks in North Hudson: This park (formerly Camp Tin Box) has added a dog park to the facility under new management. Also new are a gem mining activity and a jumping pillow. Park operator Spacious Skies Campgrounds, LLC announces that their company is partnered with Black Folks Camp Too and is now the first “unity blazed certified” collection of private campgrounds, ensuring that all 14 parks and their teams are committed to the Unity Blaze motto of, “treating everyone, everywhere, equally.”