10 Parks near East Islip, New York
We did however find 10 campgrounds within 50 miles of East Islip. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near East Islip in the left hand column.
Jul 2015 - $53.00
This was a decent campground, with a number of permanent residents with campers that looked quite run down. A few conversations with other campers indicated that satellite reception is only possible with carryout dishes, due to trees close to most of the sites. There are garbage barrels located throughout the park that are emptied every morning. Our site was rather short, and even with our 30' 5er back as far as we could go without leaving the pavement there was no room for our tow vehicle. The cost of camping here is greatly increased for out of towners, as seems to be the case at every county owned park on Long Island. I guess they don't want NYC people to consume all the spaces that the locals taxes pay for.
Overall, this is a good choice for anyone wanting to visit NYC, as the train can take you into Manhattan to Penn Station cheaply. There you can access the subway to anywhere in the city. - Thorfinn
Aug 2014 - $42.00
This is a very clean, pretty camp & would be perfect & worthy of a 10 rating if they had wifi, sewer hookups & a laundry. It took us several days & finally moving our motor home forward in our space to be able to get reception on our TV satellite. (I don't think many sites here are located in such a way as to get satellite, because of the trees.) There is a laundromat pretty close & they do have a sewer dump. Not a lot of equipment for children to play on so it was mostly adults - nice and quiet. We would stay here again if for a very short time. (It is owned/managed by the county.) So the price paid for a space is a bit high for what you get. - K Martin
Jun 2014 - $39.00
This is a shocking oasis in a busy part of Long Island. Sites are very wide/spread out, almost level(ish), and rest room/showers are passable. For a county park we were very happily surprised and pleased to have stayed here. Many families appear to stay here quite a while and make the most if it with outdoor furniture, hanging plants and great little patios on their campers. Quiet and relaxed. Nice stop on a long trip. Glad we chose Battle Row. - Texas Fleetwood
Dec 2012 - $23.00
I called ahead to see if they were open year around. They said yes, but failed to mention on the phone that they turn the water off during the winter months. I camped here for a week and didn't have water. There was water at the main office that I had to transport to my RV. This site looked to be fun during warmer months. - insadj
May 2012 - $25.00
A very nice park. The sound on one side as well as the Atlantic on the other. The sites were level with a concrete slab, fire ring, and table. There were some sites that had sewer hookup. The only drawback was not much shade. We drove around the communities on the east part of island and had the best clam chowder in our 2 month search of it. Greenport! Take the ferry at Orient to Ct. and bypass NYC. - kenbarbie
Jun 2011 - $20.00
I have camped here numerous times and will only stay in the sites on the upper east side. This is their newest section with large sites half of which overlook the ocean. These sites have full hookups. The tent sites are close together and get packed! - keys4mo
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Beautiful open campground, lots of trees. All RV sites are pull trough. Lots of space between sites. Full hookups, only 30 amp. Lots of trails for hiking. No Wifi, cell service is excellent. We love this park. Only downside is because of the trees. satellite service is extremely hard to get. - roybrody
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Nice campground, full hookups, easy access, paved sites, although slightly un-level (bring boards or levelers of you don't have power jacks), no fire rings (you may rent them), not a lot to do in the area, long walk to rocky beach along path with tick warnings. TV reception was good with stations from New Haven. WiFi available if you log in with your Brighthouse/Optimum/Time Warner/Cox account. - eventanman
Sep 2013 - $38.00
This campground is no longer a party town. NO ALCOHOL - NO PETS. Patrolled by local police several times per day. Nice clean quiet environment for families and kids. No Wi-Fi, limited air TV, get outside and have fun. - peterray
Aug 2011 - $20.00
Pleasantly surprised ! I am here now first week of Aug and I would say the electric sites are about 60% filled. I am on the best pull-through #91...Super large site...Walking distance to bathroom and showers. Nice beach area, great kayaking..nearby eateries and of course the multiple vineyards and farm stands. For the non electric sites one would need to bring portable fire container. - keys4mo
Oct 2010 - $26.00
We liked this park a lot, although it's different than most we stay in. The sites are spaced well apart but there are no bushes or trees to screen the sites from each other, and the park is pretty much all sand with a bit of grass here and there. This is to be expected though because this is Long Island which is all sand. The park was quite most of the weekend, but our neighbors said it can get pretty noisy during the summer months. The bathrooms are old but well maintained, and the dump station is well laid out. There's just no way to hook up a water hose for wash down. Someone said it was due to budget cuts? We'd definitely stay here again. - 2beagles
Apr 2016 - $90.00
I find it really hard to wire a review for this campground. Specifically speaking, without acknowledging the proximity to NYC and the access from the local ferry to NYC... solely judging the RV park on it's own... I'd say simply the place is an overpriced dump. Yet, the main reason people use this RV park is for the adventure which is NYC, Ellis Island and The Statute of Liberty. All are within non driving access from your camper. Liberty State Park is adjacent to the RV park and is the location and access point to the ferries which will take you to Ellis Island and The Statute Of Liberty. To head to NYC just step aboard the Ferry which runs every 40 minutes or tae the subway. There is a ferry a block away which travels to the financial district and the other which runs to the WTC area. My biggest gripe with the park is it could be something special. I'll accept it's in a working boat yard and that it's "crowded and gritty" what I don't accept is that the park isn't kept well all the while they charged $90.00 per night. They could do a better job cleaning it up and making it presentable. if they made an effort I'd accept the price for the experience but as it stands I felt ripped off. Otherwise the general area is undergoing a lot of urban renewal and it's really nice to see this taking place... hopefully they'll invest in the park for it's in a avery special location and could be something really amazing. - Jim and Ben
Oct 2015 - $85.00
Unfortunately this is the only place to stay if you want to have quick and easy access to NYC. But, it is very basic. It's a parking lot with small back in spaces where everyone is put at angles to get the most RV's into as small a space as possible. We were lucky to have a spot where we could see the Statue Of Liberty from our RV as finding anything else worth looking at in this park is difficult due to how basic it is. The washrooms and showers were very old and dirty. The girls in the office were very helpful. The internet worked great after I figured out that we were given a bad internet code, and got another one to use. The park charged us $85 for the first 3 nights and then on the last, because it was a preliminary night to a holiday, they charged us $99 for that night. We got everything we wanted to do in NYC quickly so we could get out of the RV park. We left the RV park early as it was just too depressing and ugly. - Heysuse
Oct 2015 - $80.00
Location, Location, Location! You are a 5 minute walk away from the subway and one subway stop away from the Freedom Tower, 911 memorial Museum, and One World Trade Center. The Park's urban location rather than its' amenities (or lack there of) is why I rated it an 8. If its' location wasn't so great, this parking lot would be rated poor. By fluke, we arrived on 9/11 and were able to get an excellent view and photos of the spot lights representing the twin towers. - Joe-n-Doe
Jun 2014 - $42.00
This is located on the side of a mobile home park and was easy to get and out of. The gravel and grass back-in sites are small with just enough room to put the slides out and your hookups will be in your neighbor's site. Our assigned site had trash and hundreds of cigarette butts on it. They say they have Wi-Fi but we were only able to connect to their router but it would not connect to the internet for the whole week. Our neighbors said the same thing and the office acknowledged it but did not make an effort to fix it. They do have cable and our Verizon network worked well. We might stay here again for an overnight stay. - dandg
Sep 2013 - $40.00
This is an offshoot of a mobile home park, with all the RVs grouped into a gravel area. There were full hook ups and concrete pads with a picnic table as well as cable TV provided. This makes it so much easier to set up than when they try to "work you in" between permanent trailers in these kind of parks. It was quiet and well lit. The owner was very nice to deal with and very relaxed. We full-time in our RV with two cats and stayed here for two nights on our journey down the east coast. - Da Keeffes
Sep 2013 - $40.00
Nothing fancy about this park, but it is very convenient for an overnight stay. At the exit off I91N, (ext8) there is a Walmart and lots of other shopping. We don't us a GPS, just maps and read addresses. I tell you this because we thought we were lost. When getting off I-91 you are in New Haven and the building numbers are okay, but then you get into North Branford and the number start over, so don't panic. The park is well marked on the left, you first see the mobile park, it is marked where to go and park for the RV's. We didn't notice the house to register, but called the number and host came to use to collect. Will use again when in the area. - Travelin Jenkins
Sep 2015 - $34.00
Sites are on grass with gravel. FHU, 30 amp, back in & shaded. No cable but TV on antenna & we got satellite. Picnic Table. Pool closed. Beach swimming. No WiFi. Permanent sites & day workers. But for the most part neat. Good Verizon signal. No dog run but plenty of places to walk. Playground. - jcpjane
Jul 2015 - $50.00
This is a great place to stay in an RV to visit NYC. The campground is quiet and clean. We did not swim, but it said you can only swim while lifeguards are on duty and we never saw them on duty.
The only draw back is the walk to the train station. It is a 1 1/2 mile walk mainly through the park to the train station which doesn't seem too bad except it was July and very hot and humid. Especially after walking in NYC all day it was a hard walk home. If we go back I would probably call a cab to take us from the station to the campground.
When you ride the train into NYC it is about 45 min and takes you into Grand Central Station. It is a great alternative to driving!
The campground has full hookups, but no wifi or cable. Not an issue when you're gone all day. We did get many channels over the air using our antenna. Overall a great, quiet place to stay while visiting NYC. - Amanda C
Jul 2015 - $50.00
A hidden gem of a campground, right next to the MetroNorth train
line into New York City. Spacious sites, gravel and grass, lots of
trees, and paved roads
Only 30 AMP electric in all sites. Right on the Hudson River,
beach and picnic grounds nearby to the campground. The park is
City Owned, well run and well maintained. - macandphyl
Sep 2015 - $27.00
My wife and I stayed for a few nights while visiting family and friends nearby. We did not use the park facilities other than park our camping trailer. Do not rely on the people at the office to assign a proper parking site for you. All sites are grass, no paving, no pad. Not many are level. Do not let the staff assign you to the "overflow" area. If tell them your rig is over 26' they will send you to overflow.... That area is beside the entry road at the entrance to the park, where cars drive by at all times. The site I was on would easily accept the total length of my rig, at 47'. - R V Camper
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Note: Roads leading to park are narrow and twisty - you are not lost! just keep following directions, you will get there. I lean towards saying this is not for larger campers - our 21 foot travel trailer was fine, but much larger would be a bit tight due to roads and maneuvering in the campground. Very nice state park. Sites are large and have a picnic table and fire ring. Firewood is sold at camp office. Bathrooms are "state park clean", looked like they were cleaned each morning on the weekend. Attached to bath houses are dish cleaning stations. Water spigots are scattered around the camping area - you can fill your camper if needed, but you can't stay hooked up. Cell phone reception is iffy, it is a hilly and heavily wooded area. Lake is very busy with boats, you can fish from many places (might need fishing license), and there is a designated swim area. Employees are nice and helpful. No alcohol park. Quiet at night. We will certainly return here. - Tom
Jul 2009 - $15.00
A great small state park to camp at. First time dry camping in our HTT and it was great. Our only problem was our original site - it was site #1 and it was very steep. Could only open one tent end because I couldn't get level. Had to prop the camper up against the car so that it wouldn't slide. However, talked to the ranger and the next morning we switched sites across the street. Mostly tent camping. Sites in the 60's appeared great. Walk to the lake is pretty long, but beautiful. Small beach, clear water. Park offered free movies for the kids both nights and an ice cream truck also came in. Quiet time is 10:00 p.m. and at 10, it got quiet. Bathrooms looked good for a state park. Had a great time - close to home, relaxing, fun. Would definitely return. - kskuches
Sep 2011 - $65.00
This park is really the only game in town, so to speak, on Long Island. It may be that due to the fact that we stayed here at the end of the season,but everyone was helpful and nice during our visit. The park has many long term residents who were not here during our visit. The pool was closed so we can't review it's condition. We had a very roomy site that was all grass. The folks who checked us in were very friendly and really liked our dog. They don't have cable and we think that charging $65.00 a day is very pricy for what they offer, however, it is in the wine country on the island and quiet. - magic box
Sep 2011 - $54.00
If you like a super party atmosphere and being cramped like a sardine then go for it. We use our 27' c class to make day trips. The site was so cramped people had to move tables and tents so we could back in and pull out. If you are looking for quiet DO NOT go here. - sneakaway1
Jun 2009 - $63.00
We have camped here for 3 years in a row for Father's Day weekend. Each year we encounter a very unfriendly staff, except for one very nice check-in woman. The only reason we return is because of the location, and we never book early enough for the county campground close by. It almost seems that they don't want you to have fun. Every year we get reprimanded for one thing or another. We still make the best of it as we are a group of 6 families. It is very pricey considering the condition of the "clubhouse" and pool. On Sunday by 2:00 there is not an employee to be found as they close up the store and office. The sites are on an open field with roadways. I see other reviewers feel the same, and I would hope the owners would read these reviews and change their ways. - LICamper4
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This park exceeded my expectations. The park is large and the sites are roomy. The park is very clean and the grass pads were really nice and level. Clean. Did I mention clean? The beaches are easily accessible on foot and the Long Island Sound was really calm and pleasant to swim in even in late September. Meg's Point nature area was a nice bike ride through the park and featured an impressive rocky beach which was really fun to climb and explore. (Or just to sit and view). Very, very pleasant.
Overall the campground is great for children and families. Wonderful vibe. Great bike riding for children and nice hiking areas. I didn't fish, but people were surf fishing from the campground and were catching large blue fish and striped bass.
The bathrooms were clean / each section of the park had it's own bathrooms which was very nice. I never waited to use the shower and the water was plenty hot. There are hook up sites available but if you have the capacity to boondock here you may choose to do so as the dry, non-hook- up sites were the best sites in the park.
In addition to being well maintained the park is run very well.
Campfires are permitted but must be elevated. You may rent a fire pit thingy for about $13... or if you have an elevated fire ring you may use your own.
There's not too many beach campgrounds on the east coast. This particular park had it's own vibe and pleasant unique feel. - Jim and Ben
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Beautiful beach with lots of walking trails. Our site was out in the open (few trees). It looked like some of the other sites had a little shade.
The beach was kept clean and the water was nice. During our visit, the beach was very crowded. - Ecamper
Nov 2014 - $20.00
I have camped here for the last 2 years. We bought our camper in 2013 late spring so getting a spot in a private campground was hard to come by. We were able to get one of the fewer shaded spots there. The site was clean, the facilities were always kept up. There were no fire rings/or pits you had to bring in your own. The noise level was loud during the early evening, but the park rangers enforced quiet hours. They offered movies on the weekends and some activities. The playground was a hit with the kids. We have overall enjoyed camping here. - Nk1996