Harriman Outdoor Center

 

Harriman Outdoor Center is an ideal destination for anyone looking for hiking, paddling, and camping opportunities in the heart of Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond. Harriman State Park, New York’s second largest park, is located 30 miles from Manhattan and accessible by public transportation. 

Harriman Outdoor Center is open to the public, and is a great location for scouting, school, faith-based, and youth groups as well as family reunions and corporate outings. 

The Center offers common space for outdoor programs, waterfront access to 64-acre Breakneck Pond, a dining hall, and group meeting space. Accommodations include group and family cabins, tent platforms, and three-sided shelters, offering a range of overnight experiences.

The public can also enjoy Harriman Outdoor Center through an AMC adult, family, or teen program. Membership is not required to join an AMC program. AMC members receive discounts on lodging and programs. Click here for a complete listing of upcoming programs for adults and teens. 


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Season Dates

2017 Full Service Season Dates

May 17 - October 15

Accommodations

Arrival and Departure

Registered guests are welcome to enjoy the Outdoor Center beginning at 3:00 PM on the day of their arrival and are asked to leave the property by 3:00 PM on day of departure

Cabins and Bunkhouses

Cabins and Bunkhouses are reserved on a per-cabin or per-bunkhouse basis at a fixed rate, regardless of the number of guests. Cabins and bunkhouses are equipped with small refrigerators and outdoor grills. Dinner and breakfast are also available in the dining room. Trail lunches are available for purchase. Cabins have electric lighting, but bring a headlamp for reading and getting around camp. A pillow, pillowcase, and blanket are provided; bring your own sheets or sleeping bag and towel

Cabin Capacity

Cranberry Cabin 1 (up to 4 people, private bath in cabin)

Cranberry Cabin 2 (up to 4 people, private bath in cabin)

White Oak (up to 6 people, shared central bath)

Mountain Laurel 1 (up to 4 people, shared central bath)

Mountain Laurel 2 (up to 4 people, shared central bath)

Storm King Lodge 1 (up to 16 people, shared central bath)

Storm King Lodge 2 (up to 16 people, shared central bath)

Stone Lodge (up to 12 people) - includes full self-service kitchen, private bath in lodge)

Camping

Camping facilities are available individually or as complete blocks of shelters and tent platforms at a fixed rate, regardless of the number of guests. Guests will have exclusive access to the shelter area and/or one of the two tent platform areas. A shared bathhouse is available for guests camping at the Center. Guests can cook using camp stoves (not provided) or the provided fire rings or camp grills in their camping area. Charcoal is available for purchase in the Camp Store. Each camping areas has bear boxes. Dinner and breakfast are also available to campers in the dining room. Trail and deli lunches are available for purchase.

Camping Capacity

Beaver Brook Shelters (5 shelters for up to 20 people)

Beaver Brook Tent Platforms (6 platforms for up to 24 people)

Black Rock Tent Platforms (6 platforms for up to 24 people)

Accessibility

Cranberry 1 and Cranberry 2, Dining Hall, Rec Hall, and Upper Bath House are wheelchair-accessible. Camping areas are not accessible.

Rates

Rates are on a per cabin or per lodge basis, regardless of the number of guests

Cranberry Cabin 1 (up to 4 people, private bath in cabin) - starting at $120/cabin

Cranberry Cabin 2 (up to 4 people, private bath in cabin) - starting at $120/cabin

White Oak (up to 6 people, shared central bath) - starting at $120/cabin

Mountain Laurel 1 (up to 4 people, shared central bath) - starting at $96/cabin

Mountain Laurel 2 (up to 4 people, shared central bath) - starting at $96/cabin

Storm King Lodge 1 (up to 16 people, shared central bath) - starting at $312/lodge

Storm King Lodge 1 (up to 16 people, shared central bath) - starting $312/lodge

Stone Lodge (up to 12 people) - includes full self-service kitchen, private bath in lodge) - starting at $420/lodge


Check In/Out

Check in: 3:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM

Meal Service

Dinner, breakfast, and a to-go trail lunch or deli sandwiches are available on an a la carte basis, with dinner and breakfast served in the dining room. Please arrange for your meals no later than 7 days before your stay. This will ensure that the kitchen staff can accommodate your request by having an adequate quantity of food on hand. Advanced meal reservations also allow staff to best prepare for any dietary restrictions. Same day meal requests may not be possible and cannot be guaranteed.

Please notify AMC Reservations if you have food allergies or any other dietary restrictions.

Meal Times:

Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Lunch: Trail lunches available for order

Dinner: 6:00 PM Sharp

Meeting Space

Groups can reserve private meeting space in 4-hour blocks. All other space, including the dining hall, deck, and waterfront, are open to all guests.


Meeting Space Capacity

Rec Hall Main (up to 100 people)

Rec Hall Breakout (up to 40 people

Canoe and Kayak Rental

Guests can use canoes and kayaks at no charge, thanks to the generosity of AMC's New York - North Jersey Chapter.

Pets

We are not able to accommodate pets at Harriman Outdoor Center. Pets are not allowed in buildings, camping areas, and swimming areas.

Quiet Hours

Please be respectful of other guests and observe quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

Alcohol

In accordance with state and PIPC regulations, guests 21 years of age and older may bring alcohol for their own personal consumption. Please limit alcohol consumption to the cabins, or the dining room during posted meal hours. AMC encourages responsible alcohol consumption and reserves the right to limit and/or exclude alcohol use in the camp at any time.

Smoking

Smoking or open flame are not allowed in or near any structure.

Day Use Policy

AMC's Harriman Outdoor Center is operated under a long term lease from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC). As a result, AMC is bound by the rules set by PIPC regarding trail access into Harriman Outdoor Center and swimming in Breakneck Pond. In particular, AMC is bound by rules pertaining to water safety and use of the dock and swimming area at the Harriman Outdoor Center.

Because of rules set by PIPC, hikers and other day users should stay on official trails and not use the network of informal, unofficial trails leading into the Harriman Outdoor Center. In addition, hikers and day users should not swim in Breakneck Pond. Use of Harriman Outdoor Center, including the driveway, parking, waterfront/dock area, and informal trails near the Harriman Outdoor Center Center are limited to registered guests and program participants. The public is welcome to enjoy Harriman Outdoor Center as overnight guests and program participants. All AMC lodges, huts, and programs are open to the general public with an advance reservation, and membership is not required.

Individuals who wish to visit Harriman Outdoor Center as part of planning a future stay are welcome to visit by prior arrangement. Please call AMC Group Sales at 603-466-8059.

Harriman Outdoor Center Site Map

Harriman Map

Trip Planning

What to Bring

Harriman Outdoor Center offers cabin, bunkhouse, shelter, and camping space.  If you are staying in a cabin or bunkhouse, pillows and blankets are provided. Please bring a sleeping bag or set of sheets and a towel, and swimsuit if you plan to swim. Cabins have electric lighting, but bring a headlamp or reading and getting around camp at night

Otherwise, plan to bring the other equipment needed for you planned outdoor activity.  A 3-season gear list is provided below.


Contact Us

harriman outdoor center

200 Breakneck Road
Haverstraw, NY 10927
617-523-0636 x6522

Reservations: 603-466-2727

CONTACT INFORMATION

Reservations

AMC Reservations
amcgroups@amcoutdoors.org
603-466-2727

Program Registration

You can experience Harriman Outdoor Center through an AMC adult, family, or teen program. View a complete listing of upcoming programs.

Day Use and Public Use

Harriman Outdoor Center is open only to registered guests. 

AMC’s Harriman Outdoor Center is operated under a long term lease from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC). As a result, AMC is bound by the rules set by PIPC regarding trail access into Harriman Outdoor Center and swimming in Breakneck Pond. In particular, AMC is bound by rules pertaining to water safety and use of the dock and swimming area at the Center.

Because of rules set by PIPC, hikers and other day users should stay on official trails and not use the network of informal, unofficial trails leading into the Outdoor Center. In addition, hikers and day users should not swim in Breakneck Pond. Use of Harriman Outdoor Center, including the driveway, parking, waterfront/dock area, and informal trails near the Center are limited to registered guests and program participants. The public is welcome to enjoy Harriman Outdoor Center as overnight guests and program participants. All AMC lodges, huts, and programs are open to the general public with an advance reservation, and membership is not required.

Individuals who wish to visit Harriman Outdoor Center as part of planning a future stay are welcome to visit by prior arrangement. Please call AMC Group Sales at 603-466-8059.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Public transportation and hiker shuttle

There is adequate parking capacity at the camp to accommodate overnight guests who wish to drive to the outdoor center. However, guests are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation. A shuttle to and from NJ Transit's Tuxedo Station is available for those preferring public transportation. Reservations are required.

Advance reservations are preferred as there might not always be room for walk-ons. If your group needs to arrange for a pick up and drop off time outside the published schedule, you can make arrangements along with your lodging reservations.

To make a shuttle reservation, contact the Harriman Outdoor Center office at 617-523-0636 x6522.

Camp Shuttle to Train Pick Up/Drop Off Schedule

All Pick Ups/Drop Offs take place at Tuxedo Park Station - located 7 miles from the Harriman Outdoor Center


Weekdays - Monday to Friday, Non holidays

From NYC to Tuxedo Park


Train           Depart NYC                  Arrive Tuxedo Park
47               12:37pm   1:44pm
1159           2:29pm                         3:38pm
57               5:32pm                         6:42pm

From Tuxedo Park to NYC

Train           Depart Tuxedo Park     Arrives NYC
64               2:52pm      4:06pm
66               4:06pm                         5:28pm


Weekends - Saturday and Sunday, Holidays

From NYC to Tuxedo Park


Train             Depart NYC                  Arrive Tuxedo Park
75                  1:11pm                         2:22pm
77                  3:56pm                        5:01pm

From Tuxedo Park to NYC

Train              Depart Tuxedo Park   Arrives NYC
76                  11:56am                      1:33pm
78                   4:20pm                      5:53pm

Hiker Shuttle Route


Trail Head
Am - 1
AM - 2
PM - 1
PM - 2
Departs HOC
8:00am
9:30am 2:00pm 3:00pm
Tuxedo Park
  9:56am    
Reeves Meadow Visitor Center
8:15am 10:30am 2:15am 3:30pm
Kakiat Trail
       
Tuxedo Mountain Ivory Trail Junction
       
Seven Hills Trail Head
       
Pine Meadow - Cranberry Mountain Trail
       
Long Path (Lake Skannatati)
       
Red Cross Trail
       
Hurt Trail
       
Lake Tiorati Circle - AT
       
Ramapo - Dundeberg Trail
       
AT        
Silvermine Trailhead
       
Anthony Wayne - 1779
       
Timpe - Torne
       
At - 1777W
       
Suffren Bear Mountain - Doodletown Trail Junction
       
Bear Mountain Parking Lot
8:45am 11:00am 2:45pm 4:00pm
Arrives HOC
9:10am 11:25am 3:10pm 4:25pm


ACTIVITIES

Harriman Outdoor Center offers swimming and paddling on Breakneck Pond, and hiking on Harriman State Park’s trail network. There is access to the Pine Meadow Pond, Cranberry Mountain, Buck, and Breakneck Mountain Trails nearby. The Long Path is approximately 2 miles away following connecting trails. 

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference offers a number of ideas for recreating within the Park. We also recommend the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference’s Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trail Map (118) to people interested in hiking opportunities near the Center. 

AMC offers a number of programs open to the public for individuals and youth groups who wish to experience the Harriman Outdoor Center. Overviews and schedules of each program are offered below.


Volunteer Led Activities

Volunteer Led Activities

Join experienced volunteer leaders on day and overnight programs in and around Harriman State Park, including hiking, paddling, and backpacking. View upcoming activities.

 

Teen Wilderness Adventures

We offer exciting guided outdoor adventures for youth ages 12-18 ranging in length from 5-20 days. Several use Harriman Outdoor Center as a starting point for exploration of the Long Path, Gunks, and Catskills. See program overview.

Teen Volunteer Trail Crews

Looking to make a difference and spend time in the great outdoors? Step outside and join a summer Volunteer Teen Trail Crew at AMC’s Harriman Outdoor Center. Have fun, camp out, and make an impact. View trail crew schedule.


 

AMC Leadership training

AMC Leadership Training

Harriman Outdoor Center will also be a hub of leadership training programs. See upcoming programs. Read leadership training overview.

 

Youth Outreach Program

YOP Leadership Training

By providing scholarships, free equipment loans, and discounted lodging, YOP makes it possible for diverse groups of young people to access these impactful outdoor experiences. YOP is committed to providing the support that youth agencies need to make outdoor trips a reality! Read program overview.

Custom Guided Adventures

Build your own adventure

Our guides offer custom outdoor trips on your schedule, based on your group's interests and experience level. We offer everything from 1-2 hour, day-long, and overnight programs. Learn more.

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