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Beaver Pond Campground at Harriman State Park

Beaver Pond Campground is located in Harriman State Park, which is part of the larger New York State Parks system, and not "Beaver Pond State Park" as there might be some confusion due to the presence of Beaver Ponds in various parks. Please ensure you are looking for information regarding the correct park. Below you can find general important camping information for the W Section at a Beaver Pond Campground likely in Harriman State Park, New York.

Location and Accessibility:

  • Harriman State Park is located in Rockland and Orange counties, just 30 miles north of New York City.
  • Reach it via Palisades Interstate Parkway or other local routes.
  • The W Section of the campground will have specific lot or site numbers, be sure to have this information before heading out.

Campground Features:

  • Harriman State Park offers tent and trailer sites as well as cabins.
  • Sites in the W Section typically include picnic tables, fire rings, and nearby access to restrooms and showers.
  • Most sites may be wooded, offering a degree of privacy and shade.


  • Restroom facilities with showers are usually available.
  • Potable water spigots located throughout the campground.
  • Dump stations for RVs and trailers.


  • Swimming, if near Lake Welch Beach or Beaver Pond.
  • Hiking, with many trails accessible within Harriman State Park.
  • Fishing, with a valid New York State fishing license.
  • Boating, with rentals available at specific locations within the park.
  • Biking on designated trails.

Reservation and Fees:

  • Reservations can be made via the New York State Parks' reservation system, typically found online or by calling their reservation line.
  • There is a fee for camping, which varies based on the site and the length of stay.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Check-in and check-out times are strictly enforced.
  • Quiet hours are generally from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Bear safety measures should be adhered to, including proper food storage.
  • Fires are only permitted in designated fire rings or grills.
  • Pets may be permitted but often require proof of vaccination and must be kept on a leash.

Seasonal Information:

  • The campground is usually open from spring through fall.
  • Specific opening and closing dates may vary each year, so always check ahead.

Local Attractions:

  • Harriman State Park is itself a major attraction with over 200 miles of hiking trails.
  • The park is near Bear Mountain State Park, which offers additional recreational opportunities.
  • Historical sites are available in the surrounding area, including forts and museums.

Contact Information:

  • Always check the official New York State Parks website or contact the Harriman State Park office for the most current and accurate information.

Important as of 2023:

  • Always check for the latest information on park conditions, closures, or any restrictions due to events like the COVID-19 pandemic or environmental factors such as wildfires or severe weather.

For the most current and accurate information, it is essential to check the New York State Parks website or contact the park directly before planning your trip.

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