Though you may think that the end of summer means the end of camping, most campsites are still open through October, and some are even open year-round for you to enjoy on a leisurely weekend. Be sure to check with the campsite to see what you are allowed to bring, and what kinds of set-ups are available, such as if sites specify that they are only for tents or trailers. Suffolk County offers an electronic reservation service for county parks and beaches so that you can reserve your campground space from the comfort of your own home. Click here, and be sure to review the cancellation policy prior to reserving your space. Some of the State Parks are also available to reserve online at New York State Parks: Reserve America, though both Nassau County campgrounds require you to call in to reserve your spot. Those three-day school holidays are approaching, so make sure you and your kids get your fill of outdoor fun while the weather is still a bit warm, and take in some of the beautiful fall scenery!
Nassau County Camping
- Battle Row County Park: Open year-round.
- Nickerson Beach County Park: Open until the end of November.
Suffolk County Camping
- Hither Hills State Park: The East Loop is open on Sundays until October 19, the West Loop is open on Saturdays through October 22, and the West Area is available the latest on Friday nights through November 22.
- Blydenburgh County Park, Sears Bellows County Park, Southaven County Park, and Cedar Point County Park: Open seven days a week until October 13.
- Cathedral Pines County Park: Open year-round.
- Indian Island County Park: Seven days a week until November 12.
- Cupsogue Beach County Park, Shinnecock East County Park, Smith Point County Park (Outer Beach), and Montauk County Park: Self-contained trailers only, camping available through October 31.
- Watch Hill, Fire Island: Camping available through October 19.
- Wildwood State Park: Loops T, B, and D are available through October 12.