State Park and Camping Links

June 11, 2010

Continuing a series of posts about camping, I’ve compiled information about camping in state parks and private campgrounds in 12 states along the East Coast. The list below starts alphabetically at Connecticut and runs from Maine in the north to Virginia in the south (and toward the end of the alphabet).

If you’ve been considering camping in Vermont, take a look at Vermont Days this weekend, June 12 and 13. All 52 Vermont state parks are free to visitors — no entrance fees — and are offering other activities, as well.


Connecticut

– Connecticut maintains campgrounds in 13 state parks or forests.
– The Connecticut Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

Delaware
– Camping is available at 5 state parks.

Maine

– Twelve state parks and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway provide camping opportunities in Maine.
– The Maine Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

Maryland

– Maryland state parks offer 2,000 campsites and 50 cabins to park visitors.
– The Maryland Campground Owners Association lists camping options at private campgrounds.

Massachusetts
– Massachusetts maintains campsites in 28 state parks and forests.
– The Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

New Hampshire
– Nineteen of Hew Hampshire’s 75 state parks offer camping opportunities.
– The New Hampshire Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

New Jersey
– Nineteen state parks offer camping options.
– The New Jersey Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

New York

– New York’s 178 state parks include the nation’s oldest state park, Niagara Falls, which celebrates its 125th year in 2010.
– The New York Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of more than 300 private campgrounds around the state.

Pennsylvania
– Camping is allowed in 58 state parks in Pennsylvania. Scroll through the website for useful lists on where to camp to learn about Pennsylvania history, where to camp if you’re interested in hiking, and more.
– The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

Rhode Island

Camping is allowed in 5 state parks and 9 private campgrounds.

Vermont
– A combined website lists 52 state parks and 71 private campgrounds around Vermont.

Virginia

– Twenty-four state parks have campgrounds, offering 1,700 campsites. State parks also maintain 260 cabins.
– The Virginia Campground Owners Association offers a searchable directory of private campgrounds around the state.

Learn more

Good News, Bad News for State Parks
Happy Campers 101, tips for family camping

Photos: First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach; New River Trail State Park, Virginia. Photo credits: pcopros.

Great Kids, Great Outdoors” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Kristen Laine.

Search AMC Outdoors and Blogs


Search for:

Kristen Laine

In 2013, Kristen Laine won an EXCEL gold award for outstanding feature writing for her work in AMC Outdoors.