Season Dates

Please see specific COVID-19 related information on policies and operating procedures.

Full-Service Season Dates

May 11 – October 10, 2021

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

Check In/Out

Check in: 3:00 PM
Checke out: 11:00 AM

Accessibility

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

Cabins

Cabins are reserved on a per-cabin basis at a fixed rate, regardless of the number of guests. Cabins 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 and pillowcase are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag or linens, bath and beach towels. Linens with a blanket, and towels, are available for rent.

Cabin Capacity

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

Cranberry Cabin 2 (up to 4 people in 1 bedroom, common room, private bath in cabin)

White Oak (up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms, common room, shared central bath)

Mountain Laurel 1 (up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, common room, shared central bath)

Mountain Laurel 2 (up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, common room, shared central bath)

Mountain Laurel 3 (up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, common room, shared central bath)

Storm King Lodge 1 (up to 16 people in 4 bedrooms, common room, shared central bath)

Storm King Lodge 2 (up to 16 people in 4 bedrooms, common room, shared central bath)

Stone Lodge (up to 12 people in 3 bedrooms, common room) – includes fully equipped kitchen, 2 private baths with showers in lodge)

Camping

Campsites are available individually or as complete blocks of shelters and tent platforms at a fixed rate, regardless of the number of guests. A shared bathhouse with showers and a dishwashing station is centrally located. Guests can cook using camp stoves (not provided) or the provided shared fire rings or camp grills in their camping area. Charcoal is available for purchase in the Camp Store. Each camping area has a bear box. Dinner, breakfast and trail lunches are available to campers in the dining room. Reserve meals 8 or more days prior to arrival and receive Early Bird discounted rates.

Camping Capacity

Beaver Brook Shelters: 5 shelters for up to 20 people (maximum of 4 guests per shelter)
 
Beaver Brook Tent Platforms: 6 platforms for up to 24 people (maximum on 4 guests per site)
 
Black Rock Tent Platforms: 6 platforms for up to 24 people (maximum on 4 guests per site)
 
Tents must be set up on platforms or in shelters. Ground set up is prohibited.

Backcountry Camping

Bear Ledge:
This is a four campsite pack-in site, 0.5 miles from camp and only accessible by foot. Trail is rated easy-to moderate. Appropriate foot gear required. Prepare by bringing a backpack with tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpacking stove, and drinking water.

  • Each of the four sites accommodates up to a maximum of 4 guests
  • Each site has a 10×12 platforms
  • Composting toilets
  • Bear Box
  • Campfire ring with grate
  • Grey water disposal 

Boulder Canyon
This is a four campsite, pack-in site .25 miles from camp and only accessible by foot. Trail is rated easy-to moderate. Appropriate foot gear required. Prepare by bringing a backpack with tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpacking stove, and drinking water.

  • Each of the four sites accommodates up to a maximum of 4 guests
  • Each site has a 10×12 tent platform
  • Composting Toilet
  • Bear Box
  • Campfire ring with grate
  • Grey water disposal 

Rocky Flats:
This is a four campsite, pack-in site 1 mile from camp and only accessible by foot. Trail is rated easy-to moderate. Appropriate foot gear required. Prepare by bringing a backpack with tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpacking stove, and drinking water.

  • Four 10×12 platforms that each accommodates a 4-person tent
  • Composting toilet
  • Bear Box
  • Campfire ring with grate
  • Grey water disposal

Meal Service

Dinner, breakfast, and a to-go trail lunch are available on an a la carte basis, with dinner and breakfast served in the dining room. Order meals 8 or more days in advance and received Early Bird discounted rates. Meal reservations made fewer than 8 days prior to arrival cannot be guaranteed available.

To reserve meals and notify of dietary restrictions please call AMC Contact Service Center.

Meal Times:

Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 9:00 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 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

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

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.

Family Programs with AMC

Create those special family memories this summer! Come visit our new camps in New York at the Corman Harriman Outdoor Center.Whether you want to hike, paddle, or search for critters in the woods with your family, AMC’s family adventures are designed to ensure that kids and grown-ups alike have the time of their lives.View Family Programs

AMC Leadership Training

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

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.

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.

Trip Planning

What to Bring


Harriman Outdoor Center offers cabin, shelter, and camping sites. If you are staying in a cabin, pillows with cases, and mattresses are provided. Please bring a sleeping bag or set of sheets, bath and beach towels (and a swimsuit if you plan to swim). Cabins have electric lighting, but bring a headlamp for reading and getting around camp at night. Towels, and linen sets, including a blanket, are available for rent.
Plan to bring the other equipment needed for your planned outdoor activity.
A 3-season gear list is provided below.

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 x56523

Camp Shuttle to Train Pick Up/Drop Off Schedule

All pick-ups must be reserved prior to arrival with The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center.

Reservations need to be made 48 hours in advance by calling (617) 523-0636 ext.56523. Additional times may be requested.

All Pick Ups/Drop Offs take place at Tuxedo Park Station – located 7 miles from The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Shuttle departs 40 minutes prior to scheduled train time.

Weekdays – Monday to Friday, Non holidays

From NYC Penn Station to Tuxedo Park

Depart NYC               Arrive Tuxedo Park
2:29pm                         3:38pm
3:47pm                         5:01pm

Depart CHOC for Tuxedo Park         
10:10am                       
12:15pm                        

From Tuxedo Park to Penn Station       

Departs Tuxedo Park  Arrives NYC
10:39am                      11:44am
12:43pm                      2:13pm

Weekends – Saturday and Sunday, Holidays

From NYC Penn Station to Tuxedo Park

Depart NYC               Arrive Tuxedo Park
1:11pm                     2:33pm
3:56pm                     5:01pm

Depart CHOC for Tuxedo Park            
9:30 am                        
11:30am                    

From Tuxedo Park to Penn Station

Depart Tuxedo Park Arrives NYC
9:56am                     11:31am
11:56am                   1:33pm

Rates
:
One way trip on daily scheduled shuttle: $8 per person
Round trip on daily scheduled shuttle: $16 per person
One way trip outside of daily scheduled shuttle times: $14 per person
Round trip outside of daily scheduled shuttle times: $28 per person

There are four daily shuttles available at the regular cost per day, two incoming and two outgoing. Daily shuttles require reservations and are guaranteed.

Any reservations for trains arriving or departing outside of these times will incur the higher transportation fee. There is no guarantee that there will be a shuttle available outside of these posted times. Reservations are required for ALL shuttle requests.

Hiker Shuttle Route

Trail Head Am – 1 AM – 2 PM – 1 PM – 2
Departs HOC8:00am9:30am2:00pm3:00pm
Tuxedo Park 9:56am  
Reeves Meadow Visitor Center8:15am10:30am2:15am3:30pm
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 Lot8:45am11:00am2:45pm4:00pm
Arrives HOC9:10am11:25am3:10pm4:25pm

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Contact Us

Harriman Outdoor Center

 

200 Breakneck Road
Haverstraw, NY 10927

Reservations

CONTACT INFORMATION

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.

Meetings & Group Reservations

Book a reservation for a group of 10 or more:
603-466-8059
amcgroups@outdoors.org

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