The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operates 52 campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills, and to help reduce the potential community spread of COVID-19, they are ending the early camping season and suspending all new reservations until further notice.
What Campers Need to Know
On their main Camping page, the DEC released an update about COVID-19 and their next course of action.
According to the announcement, all DEC-operated campgrounds, cabins, and cottages are closed to overnight visitation from now through April 30, 2020. If you currently have a reservation, you will be issued a full refund. The DEC asks for your patience as refunds are processed for everyone.
In addition, New York State has suspended all new camping, cabin, and cottage reservations for the 2020 season until further notice. The DEC is assessing the campground situation on a daily basis. If you’ve made a camping reservation for the 2020 season beginning May 1, 2020, and the DEC determines the campground is safe to open, then your reservation will be honored.
For those who wish to cancel an existing 2020 reservation, you may do so and receive a full refund. Have questions? The DEC is available at (518) 457-2500 or “firstname.lastname@example.org”