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Selkirk Shores State Park Cabin in New York's Central Region
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2020 Camping: New York State Park campsites, cabins and cottages are currently open. Reservations can be made in advance by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP or No walk-in stays will be accepted at this time.

Cabins, Cottages and Yurts: State Parks has implemented an enhanced COVID-19 cleaning protocol at its cabins, cottages and yurts at the conclusion of each reservation. Due to the large number of sites involved, this sanitizing protocol requires a two-day reduction in weekly reservations to allow staff adequate time to perform these tasks. This reduction in availability is necessary to fulfill our mission to provide safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for our many visitors. We will continue to evaluate our protocols as the COVID-19 status evolves.
New York State Park Camping Guidelines

2021 CAMPING: New York State Parks has temporarily lifted the 9-month reservation window restriction for camping and will allow for transfers of existing camping reservations into the 2021 season. If you choose to transfer, the change fee will be waived until June 11th for online transactions only. In addition, you may also make new reservations for the 2021 season at this time. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will get the same camping site or dates for 2021 whether you transfer or make a new reservation. We encourage online reservations as the Call Center is experiencing longer than average wait times.

Tent camping not for you? Why not rent one of the 800 cabins available! While still offering the appeal of the great outdoors, cabins keep some of the modern comforts at hand. Cabins can sleep between 2 and 8 people. Basic cabins offer a least one room, electric, table, chairs, sleeping bed/cot, stove and refrigerator. Prime cabins offer full bath, living room, small kitchen and separate bedroom(s).

During peak season cabins are rented on a weekly basis and in some locations open year round. In general, peak season runs from the fourth Friday in June to the last Sunday before Labor Day weekend. Reservations during this time are subject to a 7-day minimum stay for cabins. All other times are considered non-peak season and may require a 2-night stay in some parks. Please note: Mills- Norrie and Newtown Battlefield State Parks have a 2-night minimum all year long.

Deciding where to camp? Our parks offer a remarkable diversity of natural settings, views of the mighty Hudson River in the Taconic and Palisades regions; cascading waterfalls, deep gorges and amazing canyons in the Finger Lakes, Genesee and Niagara regions; lake-side views in the Central, Saratoga and Thousand Island regions, and vast wilderness in Allegany.

View a list of state parks with cabins or make your reservations today!

Looking for something to do during your stay? In addition to countless recreational activities including hiking, fishing and boating, our parks offer a full slate of fun family-friendly events throughout the camping season. For more information, visit our calendar of events.

Enjoy all the parks have to offer...wander the quiet trails, relax along the river side or enjoy a refreshing swim in one of lakes—and return to the cozy comforts of your cabin!

Rustic Cabins

Affordably priced, these rustic cabins are great for any family vacation!

These cabins are the perfect in-between for campers who like both tents and cabins. Offering protection from the elements, they sleep four or six, but have no electricity or water. Now available at Stony Brook, Sampson, Watkins Glen, Bowman Lake and Oquaga Creek State Parks.

Want to see more?

Take a look at our photo gallery to view photos of campsites and cabins/cottages at parks around the state.


"Please keep maintaining the Greenwich cabins as they are an affordable beautiful option for vacations." - Marcos C., Taconic State Park - Copake Falls

"Letchworth is an absolute treasure. I grew up there and it's a privilege to share it with my children now." - Natousha, Letchworth State Park

"The Nature Center and staff were phenomenal! People of all ages could enjoy many of the programs." - Jennifer S., Wellesley Island State Park

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