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Posted: 03/05/18 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Planning a trip in late May to NYC and need to find a good RV park/resort for a few days stay.

Would appreciate suggestions on a location with good access into the city. ??

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This just came up a few weeks ago. There's Liberty Harbor, which is nothing more than an overpriced parking lot (from what I hear, I've never been there), but is as close to the city as you can get.

There's Newburgh KOA, which is about an hour north of God city but offers tours to the city.

There are some NJ state parks very near transit lines into the city. Spruce Run right off of I78 in west NJ and Cheesequake a little closer and just south of the city.

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Some will tell you to stay an hour or two out of the city and take the train in, but you will end up spending all your time traveling instead of visiting. Stay at Liberty Harbor RV Park, which is right THERE. You will be across the Hudson from Wall Street and can take the water taxi from the campground or you can walk 2 blocks up the street and take the light rail into World Trade Center plaza or to Times Square (34th St.) That option is much cheaper.

Unless you try to go during rush hour (7am-9am), you can walk up, hitch a train and be at WTC or TS in less than 20 minutes.

The campground is nothing to write home about - it's a parking lot with water/electric at the back and you have just enough room to put out your slides or awning, but you aren't there for the ambiance of the campground. They have nice shower houses and laundry and a dump station. It's still pricey for that convenience - we paid $85/night a few years ago.

You won't regret staying that close and we felt very safe walking back to the campground from the train station through a pricey residential area, even after midnight with our two daughters, who were 9 and 6 at the time.


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Liberty Harbor RV Park in Jersey City is the most convenient. Subway to the city. Not much more than a parking lot. Here are a few previous threads.

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X3 on Liberty Harbor. It's the best way to get in and out of the city and the night time view from across the harbor can't be beat.





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Merrykalia wrote:

Some will tell you to stay an hour or two out of the city and take the train in, but you will end up spending all your time traveling instead of visiting. Stay at Liberty Harbor RV Park, which is right THERE. You will be across the Hudson from Wall Street and can take the water taxi from the campground or you can walk 2 blocks up the street and take the light rail into World Trade Center plaza or to Times Square (34th St.) That option is much cheaper.

Unless you try to go during rush hour (7am-9am), you can walk up, hitch a train and be at WTC or TS in less than 20 minutes.

The campground is nothing to write home about - it's a parking lot with water/electric at the back and you have just enough room to put out your slides or awning, but you aren't there for the ambiance of the campground. They have nice shower houses and laundry and a dump station. It's still pricey for that convenience - we paid $85/night a few years ago.

You won't regret staying that close and we felt very safe walking back to the campground from the train station through a pricey residential area, even after midnight with our two daughters, who were 9 and 6 at the time.

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Here are 3 posts on this blog on Liberty Harbor - 1 review and also how to get there with a big RV. Check them out - very good.

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Liberty Harbour = overpriced tight gravel area with no sewer hook ups, perfect to just stay for sleeping for the night and spend rest of your time in the city. Stayed there 3 nights couple years ago and would again purely to explore NYC. Nice coffee shops and walks around the water just outside we enjoyed. Easy and quickish access into the city through metro under the water or Ferry.

If NYC is your goal, then Liberty Harbour is the best location by far for access.


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Sites are just a tad tight but we had no problem in our 40' coach and it was very accessible to NYC.
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Merrykalia wrote:

Some will tell you to stay an hour or two out of the city and take the train in, but you will end up spending all your time traveling instead of visiting. Stay at Liberty Harbor RV Park, which is right THERE. You will be across the Hudson from Wall Street and can take the water taxi from the campground or you can walk 2 blocks up the street and take the light rail into World Trade Center plaza or to Times Square (34th St.) That option is much cheaper.

Unless you try to go during rush hour (7am-9am), you can walk up, hitch a train and be at WTC or TS in less than 20 minutes.

The campground is nothing to write home about - it's a parking lot with water/electric at the back and you have just enough room to put out your slides or awning, but you aren't there for the ambiance of the campground. They have nice shower houses and laundry and a dump station. It's still pricey for that convenience - we paid $85/night a few years ago.

You won't regret staying that close and we felt very safe walking back to the campground from the train station through a pricey residential area, even after midnight with our two daughters, who were 9 and 6 at the time.
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