Along with extraordinary campgrounds in Hawaii and Alaska, the Hudson Valley has some of the best camping options in America. We knew that but now everyone else does too after a report from Greatist.

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The suggested campsite to try first hand is Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway in Gardiner which is a tent-only campground. There are restrooms, cooking areas, and pavilions but is considered a 'minimalist' experience. Reservations are required and are $24 a night for members and $38 for non-members. The campground just opened in 2015 and was the first new public campground in New York in 30+ years.

According to their website, campers may access more than 50 miles of trails at Mohonk Preserve via a connector trail. Visitors can hike, mountain bike, or even experience rock climbing at one of the best mountains in the United States for that kind of thing. The campground is mentioned as an ideal place to rest up for climbers.

A new 5,400 square foot visitor center is nearly finished along with new walkways, parking areas, signage, and better lighting.

Camping is available each year from May through November as long as the weather allows. There are 24 drive-in spots and additional 26 walk-in spots. Each site can accommodate up to two tents and four people but be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. You can check on availability or book your dates by linking up HERE.

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