Rocky Neck State Park – This park is located in East Lyme, Connecticut right on the Long Island Sound. Great little beach with calm, clear, and warm water. Plenty of campsites to stay at but no cabins or hook-ups you will need a tent. Good place to take a family or go with a group of friends for a weekend. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Somes Sound View Campground – This private campground is located on Mount Desert Island, just outside of Acadia National Park. Lots of good campsites and about a 10-15 minute drive or park and ride to the main entrance of the park. Located on the “quiet side” of the island, there is also plenty of hiking and freshwater swimming on this side of the park too. Most of the sites have hook-ups! It’s a great base camp if you want easy access to showers while visiting Bar Harbor or Acadia. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Catoctin Mountain Park – This park is located in North-Central Maryland, near the town of Thurmont, Maryland at the easternmost part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is the Owens Creek Campground for tent camping and the Misty Mount Campground for people that want to stay in cabins along with a pool. Lots of hiking and fishing here, and also nearby to Cunningham Falls State Park which has a lake too. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Elk Neck State Park – This park is located on a little Peninsula right in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. They have tent and RV sites, mini cabins, and full cabins here. There a lot of hiking trails throughout the park, as well as one that takes you to a lighthouse overlooking a cliff. During the summer they have boating and swimming. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Tuckahoe State Park – This park is located on the Eastern half of Maryland in the town of Queen Anne, MD in the heart of farm country. There are tent and RV sites, as well as mini cabins. There is boating, fishing, biking, and hiking in this park. You can rent boats from April to November too! This is a great little park for a weekend getaway. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Shawme-Crowell State Forest – This park is located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It’s a great place to establish a “base camp” and a really cheap way to enjoy Cape Cod. Camping here will also give you free access to Scusset Beach. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Stokes State Forest – This park is located in Northwest New Jersey, fairly close to the border of Pennsylvania and New York. There are cabins, lean-tos, tent/RV sites, and even primitive camp sites. You can hike a section of the Appalachian trail, swim, fish, and even visit other nearby state parks. You’re also within driving distance of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Letchworth State Park – This park is located in Genneesee region of New York, about an hour South of Rochester. There are four separate cabin areas to rent from a huge campsite area as well! The park is 18 miles long and is considered to be the “Grand Canyon of the East”. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.
Robert H. Treman State Park – Great park in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There are both campsites and cabins that you can book here. Tons of great hiking here and in the nearby areas with brilliant waterfalls. Click here to read my full review of the campsite.
Promised Land State Park – Located in the Poconos in Pennsylvania, this park is near the Delaware State Forest. If you want to visit the Poconos and save some money, you can rent rustic cabins or camping cottages here – or just stay in a normal campsite. There are plenty of private cabins within the park for rent too. There is hiking, fishing, swimming, boat rentals, and plenty of nature programs throughout the year. Click here to read my full review of the campsite.
Fairy Stone State Park – Located in southwest Virginia, this park is home to the legendary “fairy stones.” The cabins you can rent here are basically like cozy hotel rooms and are really well kept! There is hiking, swimming, boat rentals and you are right next to the Blue Ridge Parkway and mountains. Click here to read my full review of this campsite.