The scenic campgrounds across the East End of Long Island include some of the most breathtaking ocean views, hiking trails, and unique wildlife habits. The scenic surroundings capture the beauty and bounty of the region, making it the ideal year-round camping destination.
We highlight the best campgrounds across the North and South Forks as well as all sorts of camp-related activities that will make you feel like a kid again. These include state and town parks, and privately owned camping sites.
Cliff and Ed’s Campground, Cutchogue
Cliff and Ed’s Campground, located off of Schoolhouse Road, is a full hookup park for RVs and is ideal for short-term and long-term camping stays. Water, sewage, and electric hookups are available on all sites. Picnic tables are also available for outdoor dining and food prep.
Eastern Long Island Kampground, Greenport
Eastern Long Island Kampground, located on Queen Street in Greenport, is Long Island’s largest private campground. The campsite offers a variety of onsite activities for everyone of all ages including archery, an outdoor swimming pool, a newly renovated recreation center featuring a foosball table, pool table, and much more.
Glamping tents, RV camping sites, and cabins are available for booking as are can . Reservations well in advance are encouraged.
Indian Island County Park, Riverhead
The 275-acre Indian Island County Park is located off of Route 105 at the estuarine mouth of the Peconic River. Indian Island County Park is connected to the mainland by a causeway composed entirely of white sands.
This North Fork campground is open to the public year-round. Activities include hiking, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, and an activity field. The Park offers trailer and tent campsites for organized groups, individuals and camping clubs. Restrooms and shower facilities are available onsite.
Reference link: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Our-Parks/Indian-Island-County-Park
Peconic River Campground, Calverton
Peconic River Campground is located on River Road in Calverton. Visitors to this rustic North Fork campground enjoy nature walks, canoeing, hiking, and fishing, among other outdoor recreational activities. This pitching tent only campground also includes picnic tables, campfires, and diverse natural areas for walking and exploring.
There is a $40 minimum per night up to a family of four. Each additional child is $10.
Reference link: https://peconicrivercampgrounds.com
Village of Greenport McCann, Greenport
The McCann’s Campground on Moore’s Lane, about one mile from the waterfront village of Greenport. The camp is most ideal for RVs and trailers, with tenting campgrounds allocated as well. Water, sewer, and electricity are available onsite.
Occupancy is limited to four persons per site. There is a $5 fee per guest per night. Pets must be registered upon entering the campground.
Reference link: http://villageofgreenport.org/mccann-campground-camping-greenport-village.php
Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton
Located in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, this 600+ acre peninsula campsite boasts views of Gardiners Bay and Shelter Island off in the distance. There is a freshwater lake with a playground, walking trails, and canoe rentals. Popular activities include fishing, rowboating, hiking, and hunting. Perhaps this may be the spot where you try some scuba diving.
There is a general store on site that offers a snack bar as well as free Saturday night family movies, recreational equipment, and more. This is also a beautiful campsite for hosting private dinners and small events. Open from April until mid-November.
Reference link: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Our-Parks/Cedar-Point-County-Park
Hither Hills Campground, Montauk
Hither Hills features a stunning two-mile sandy ocean beachfront, and a 40-acre freshwater lake, scenic picnic areas with fireplaces, sport fishing, a playground, and a 190-site campground on the ocean. The campground includes showers, restrooms, and a general store.
The park has a beach open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The camp also features an organized recreation program in the summer. The program includes family movies, folk and line dancing, children’s summer theater, magic shows, and various environmental interpretation programs. Additional activities throughout the year that can be organized include horseback riding, biking, boating, hunting, and wintertime cross-country skiing.
Advanced booking reservations for 2022 are now open.
Reference link: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/hitherhills/details.aspx
Montauk County Park, Montauk
Montauk County Park offers outer beach access and camping for self-contained trailers with a permit. The park also offers salt and freshwater fishing, hiking, horseback riding with Deep Hollow Ranch, kayaking, canoeing, and more.
Montauk County Park is open from April to mid November.
Reference link: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Our-Parks/Montauk-County-Park
Sears Bellows County Park, Hampton Bays
Sears Bellows off Bellows Pond Road is a 979-acre park that offers tent and trailer camping. The camping site has on site showers, and activities that include fishing, hiking, and horseback riding with a permit. The park also features row boat rentals that are offered on Bellows Pond. The park also has a playground, several picnic tables and barbecue grills. This county park is open from April to mid November.
Reference link: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Our-Parks/Sears-Bellows-County-Park
Shinnecock East County Park, Southampton
Shinnecock East County Park is an inlet beach park off of Dune Road in Southampton that offers 100 self-contained camping sites on the outer beach (no tents) and recreation areas. Activities include fishing, swimming, and bird watching. The campsites are available to self-contained campers with a valid Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card.
Reference link: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Our-Parks/Shinnecock-East-County-Park