American Alpine Club Shawangunk Gateway Campground: The AAC worked with the local land managers to open a great campground - opening day was May 15, 2015! Space is limited with some sites being open to reservations and some first come first served for both drive up and walk in sites.
Click the link below to make an online reservation:
Located at 953 Route 299, Gardiner, NY 12525
Camp Slime on the Mohonk Preserve is Closed. Please use the AAC Campground.
NYSDEC Multi-use area : This is a 52 acre multi-use area with free camping. It can get overcrowded and be a bit loud. But hey, it's free. From New Paltz, take Route 299 towards the cliff. About 1 mile before the intersection of Route 44/55 you'll see a small brown sign on the left (and probably cars and tents). This is it. There is a new spot on the right hand side of the road as well just before the sign on the left. If you hit the intersection of Route 44/55 and see the Mountain Deli you have gone too far.
Creek View Campground : Located 7 miles north of New Paltz on RT 32 in Rosendale. They offer tenting, rent out small rv/trailers, and hot showers. If you're staying at the free campgrounds you can get a shower here for a few dollars. Call them at 845-658-9142.
Yogi Bear campground/KOA 845-255-5193 : Located off RT 44/55 in Gardiner. They offer tenting, rv hookups, and showers.