New York

Learn about camping and boondocking in New York

Boondocking in New York!

Boondocking in New York is largely limited to the tiny Finger Lakes National Forest located in the central part of the state. Dispersed camping is not allowed in the Adirondacks or Catskills, though there are limited free camping opportunities in New York’s state forest system. You may also find some dispersed camping opportunities in the state’s wildlife management areas.

New York Boondocking Map

This New York Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews…

blm map overlay BLM
national forest overlay USFS
national park map overlay NPS
national wildlife refuge map overlay NWR
city boundary map overlay City
private property map overlay Private
wilderness area overlay Wilderness
[CTRL + Left Mouse Click] for 3D Tilt

[AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] [KY] [LA] [MA] [MD] [ME] [MI] [MN] [MI] [MS] [MT] [NC] [ND] [NE] [NH] [NJ] [NM] [NV] [NY] [OH] [OK] [OR] [PA] [RI] [SC] [SD] [TN] [TX] [UT] [VA] [VT] [WA] [WI] [WV] [WY]

New York Boondocking Maps

Map of BLM Land in New York

Updated: May 1, 2024

There is no map of BLM land in New York. However, the BLM does maintain an "Eastern States" office that...

Map of New York Thruway Service Areas

Updated: March 28, 2024

This map of New York Thruway Service Areas was compiled from information obtained from the New York State Thruway Authority....

New York Rest Area Map

Updated: April 3, 2024

This map marks the locations of rest areas, parking areas, text spots, scenic overlooks, and service areas operated by the...

Places to Camp for Free in New York

New York State Camping Laws and Regulations

Is Dispersed Camping Allowed in the New York State Forest System?

Updated: March 28, 2024

Dispersed camping is allowed in the New York state forest system if you're a hiker with a tent. But if...

New York State Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 3, 2024

How long can you stay at a New York rest area? Is overnight parking allowed at a New York rest...

Federal Lands in New York

Finger Lakes National Forest Camping Rules

Updated: March 28, 2024

Rules for camping at Finger Lakes National Forest were established by the U.S Forest Service published in Forest Orders, the...