I know I have been posting alot about camping destinations but I am so excited to start our first year in a motorhome that I keep getting different ideas for places I want to visit. With that said, has anyone stayed in or around Newburgh New York? If so, can you recommend a nice campground for a big rig? I was thinking about maybe going up this way and visiting Orange County Choppers. Any input would be appreciated.
I can't really recommend a site as yet because I havn't been there yet, but I have reservations at the Newburgh KOA for July. So.... after July I may be able to make a recommendation. We prefer state parks over private CG's, but found that in New York, ones with any kind of hookups are very few and far between. In my research, the CG's with hookups closest to Newburgh are the KOA, and a Jellystone park close by.
There's a nice Yogi Bear park in Gardiner, which is just up the road from Newburgh and Montgomery. They have plenty of big rig spaces on their property along with all the usual amenities. It's built on farm property beside a small river. The KOA is nearby and has better connections to New York, Westpoint, etc, but their sites and internal roads are much narrower.
We opted for the Newburgh KOA in 2008 because it offered a tour bus to New York City. Let me advise you, we were packed in like cord wood but our stay was pleasant. The area we were in consisted of a large gravel non shaded lot with hookups. All sites here were back-in.
The tour allowed my DW to see the sites and for me to keep my cool. Turns out a great photo location is right in front of the office. If you are a bike enthusiast, not too far down the road is Orange County Choppers. By the way, I filled up with diesel in Newburgh and it was $5.15 a gallon at the time.
I am a KOA member and just received an email from KOA advertising the Newburgh KOA which is offering a special to KOA members. If you book between April and June 30 you get a free night of camping and a free bus tour of NYC. May be worth joining if they honor the deal. While in the area plan a visit to West Point.