If you are, hopefully, you’ve already reserved your camping spot in one of the many campgrounds kicking off the summer season over this coming Memorial Day Weekend. NYS DEC campgrounds like North South Lake and Kenneth L. Wilson are officially open starting May 27th, 2017, but most of the sites are booked up for Memorial Day.
But some still have spots available as of today, May 23! Both the Rudd Pond and Copake Lake campgrounds within Dutchess/Columbia County’s Taconic State Park have lots of sites available for reservations over this weekend. Some of those sites even offer platforms so you won’t technically be sleeping on the ground. Go to ReserveAmerica.com and make those camping reservations, and don’t forget that NYS now offers free gear to first-time campers at participating state campgrounds. See you in the Great Outdoors!