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Rental Cottages at Sampson State Park
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Early Season Camping and Pavilion/Shelters: Due to the global health crisis, all campgrounds, cabins, cottages, and pavilions/shelters are CLOSED to visitation through April 30. All visitors with reservations will be issued a full refund. We ask for your patience as refunds are processed.
Camping Reservations and Pavilion/Shelter Reservations: New York State has suspended all new camping, cabin and cottage and pavilion/shelter reservations for the 2020 season until further notice. We are assessing campground and pavilion status on a daily basis. If you've made a reservation for the season beginning May 1, and we determine your facility is safe to open, your reservation will be honored. However, visitors who wish to cancel an existing reservation may do so and receive a full refund. Thank you for your patience as we work to protect the safety of our visitors and staff.

Our cottages include many of the comforts of home wrapped in a rustic setting...just bring the food and the fun! We offer 129 unique cottages, with sleeping accommodations ranging from 2 to 10. Cottages range from a 2-story house to a modern log cabin.

Most cottages include: full kitchen, bath, living room, linens, bedroom(s) and outdoor living space. All this, set in the natural surroundings of the park, make for an ideal vacation.

During peak season cottages are rented on a weekly basis and in some locations are 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 cottages. All other times are considered non-peak season and may require a 2-night stay in some parks. Please note: Fair Haven Beach and Moreau Lake State Park cottages are 7-day minimum stays all season.

Deciding where to camp? Our parks offer a remarkable diversity of natural settings including 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, the vast wilderness in Allegany and now the ocean shores of Long Island!

View a list of state parks with cottage rentals 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.

Want to see more?

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


"We absolutely loved the new Bova cottages!" - Jennifer C., Allegany State Park

"Golden Hill is another wonderful campground in our amazing NYS parks system. The history, the lighthouse, and the spectacular lakeside proximity make it the ideal relaxing getaway." - Carrie W., Golden Hill State Park

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