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Top Camping Sites and Activities Across the East End

Top Camping Sites Across the East End

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The 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 have put together a list of some of the campgrounds across the North and South Forks that will make you feel like a kid again. These include state and town parks, and privately owned camping sites.

North Fork


Cliff and Ed’s Campground

395 Schoolhouse Road, Cutchogue

(631) 298-4091

Cliff and Ed’s Campground 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

690 Queen Street, Greenport

April 28th – November 30th

Eastern Long Island Kampground 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, a pool table, and much more. Glamping tents, RV camping sites, and cabins are available for booking. Reservations well in advance are encouraged.


Indian Island County Park

Cross River Drive (Route 105), Riverhead

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: November 12 – March 31

The 275-acre Indian Island County Park is located at the estuarine mouth of the Peconic River and 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. 

Water is turned off during Off Season and all camping units must be self-contained during off season.


McCann Campground

2600 Moore’s Lane Greenport

Located about one mile from the waterfront village of Greenport, McCann Campground 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. 

Peconic River Campground

312 South River Road, Calverton

Visitors to the rustic Peconic River Campground can 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. 


Wildwood State Park

790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River

Wildwood State Park has trailer and tent sites available for campers. With over 600 acres of undeveloped forest, its boundaries edge up to the high bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound.

Campers can swim in the sound, picnic around the park and children can enjoy playground facilities.  Fishing, hiking and cross-country ski trails are other recreational activities year round.

New to the campground are cottages offering 3-season accommodations for 2-6 people nestled among the trees and just a short walk to the beach.




South Fork/Hamptons


Cedar Point County Park

5 Cedar Point Road, East Hampton

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Located in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, this 600+ acre peninsula campsite boasts views of Gardiners Bay and Shelter Island off in the distance. Cedar Point County Park offers a freshwater lake with playgrounds, 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. 

Hither Hills Campground

164 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk

April – November

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.

Montauk County Park

527 E Lake Drive, Montauk

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

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. 

Sears Bellows County Park

63 Bellows Pond Road, Hampton Bays

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Sears Bellows County Park 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.

Shinnecock East County Park

Meadow Lane,Southampton

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Shinnecock East County Park is an inlet beach park 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.