One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is to sit around a campfire with loved ones. Whether it's a large group of friends, couples, extended families, or neighbors, organizing a group for a stress-free camping vacation is a terrific opportunity to leave the screens behind and spend quality time together.
Camping with friends and family can also be an excellent way to wind down and catch up with each other. Tentrr offers campsites throughout New York that can accommodate large groups. These sites are perfect for scouting trips, family reunions, college friend meetups, or outdoor club excursions. And you don’t have to rough it, either. Tentrr offers a wide range of campsites that have tons of amenities with fewer crowds and more privacy than the typical group campground.
Whether you live in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester County, or Upstate New York, Tentrr has group camping options for you. By opting for one of Tentrr’s New York campsites, avid campers can pair up with friends that may be camping newbies, and everyone can enjoy the perks of our ready-to-go campsites. Most sites are pet-friendly too, so your dog can join in on the fun!
Tentrr’s group campsites can be found on unique private properties and at beautiful New York State Parks. These sites usually have fun activities on-site or nearby to entertain the group as well.
Check out some of our recommended group campsites below!
Private Signature Sites
Tentrr Catskill Retreat in Bethel, New York
The Catskill Retreat is a property with seven different Tentrr campsites available:
- R2 at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Large Group Site
- Come As You Are at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Single Camp
- Wildflowers at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Single Camp
- Ramble On at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Single Camp
- Say Hello 2 Heaven at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Single Camp
- Purple Haze at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Single Camp
- Welcome to the Jungle at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat - Single Camp
A gorgeous place to camp, Bethel, New York, is the historic home of the Woodstock Festival; it is located in the White Lake region of the Catskills, a popular weekend destination for New Yorkers. The Tentrr Catskill Retreat sites are spread out over 100+ forested acres with a rambling brook and a bucolic lake. This enticing property is less than a two-hour trip from New York City.
For large groups, we recommend the R2 at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat which can accommodate up to sixteen campers. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you and your group will absolutely love this unique campsite no matter what your age. The extra-large deck at this site is great for groups of friends and family reunions. It’s also a creative destination for an overnight slumber birthday party or for local scouting groups. This site comes with two safari tents, two pop-up tents and incredible lake views.
If your group or club wants to camp at nearby sites on one property, then check out all the other single campsites at the Tentrr Catskill Retreat. Each one can house up to 6 campers - with 2 sleeping on the bed in the safari tent and up to 4 additional campers in the included pop-up tent.
During your stay, you can hike the property, explore nearby restaurants or see a concert at the Bethel Center for the Arts. Lake Superior State Park is also in the vicinity and some campers enjoy taking part in the tastings offered at the Catskill Distilling Company.
Hogan’s Landing in Esperance, New York
Hogan’s Landing features two Tentrr sites that are just a 35-minute drive from Albany. Situated on a sprawling 250-acre property, these campsites are ideal for those that enjoy hiking, biking, and ATVs.
The Crystal Pond Backcountry Site can host up to thirty campers and is pet-friendly. We’d recommend this location if you’d prefer a more primitive experience, have your own tent and enjoy nature, as Crystal Pond is a family favorite for swimming and kayaking. (There are no platform tents at this site.) Visitors can opt to have port-o-potties delivered to their chosen site for the day, which can be particularly useful for large gatherings like scout trips or family reunions
If backcountry camping isn’t your thing, you can also enjoy Hogan's Landing Signature Site on this property. Perched at the top of a hill near Crystal Pond, this campsite features a platform Safari tent with a Queen bunk bed that sleeps up to 4 people, a pop-up tent for additional campers and a covered picnic area. This site also has running water, showers, and LED lights.
Visitors to Hogan’s Landing can enjoy a wide variety of fun activities during their stay including hiking, canoes, paddle boating, skeet shooting, horseshoes, a driving range, and more! Campers can also take a day trip to nearby Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Group Camping Options at NY State Parks
Are you looking for group camping locations located less than two hours from New York City? You’re in luck! Harriman State Park and Lake Taghkanic State Park are two of the most popular state parks in New York, and Tentrr has several campsites available for large groups in these state parks.
Harriman State Park
Harriman State Park is located just one hour and fifteen minutes from midtown Manhattan. Located within the park is our open Field of Five campsite, which features a cluster of five Tentrr platform tents. This site can accommodate up to ten couples in the included safari tents or up to twenty campers using the included pop-up tents on site.
This site is located near the sparkling Sebago Lake and provides access to over 47,000 acres of the state park. Located in both Rockland and Orange County, this massive state park comes complete with over thirty lakes and reservoirs, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, multiple beaches, and miles of scenic roads. The hiking trails are maintained by local volunteers, so your group will be able to enjoy clean, accessible hikes during your trip. This campsite has it all– hiking, swimming, boating, and everything in between. If you want to take some inspiring nature photos, there are plenty of opportunities to do so in Harriman State Park.
Field of Five is a great destination for outdoor clubs, groups of families looking to camp together, scouting groups, and college students looking for a weekend getaway. If you have a group of campers who want to enjoy exploring local New York wildlife, this is the place to set up camp!
Lake Taghkanic Triple
Another great group Tentrr site is our Ancram-based Lake Taghkanic Lakeside Triple site.
Group campers can enjoy all of the natural beauty of Lake Taghkanic State Park in the Hudson Valley, complete with access to the large Lake Taghkanic, sandy beaches, tons of hiking trails, and more natural wonders. This campsite sleeps three couples or up to eighteen individuals with the use of the included pop-up tents.
The Triple Tentrr Site features 3 Safari-style platform tents in close proximity to each other - each with a Queen-sized bed. There are also 3 pop-up tents which can house up to 4 campers each, making the total capacity for this site 18 campers.
The recreational opportunities in Lake Taghkanic State Park are endless! This is a great spot for scout camping or family camping, as there are plenty of nature-focused activities available that are perfect for kids. There’s a swimming beach close to the campsite, as well as boat launch sites, paddleboarding and kayaking opportunities, and a pavilion available for rent. If you’re planning a large event, there is also a recreation hall available with showers. There are plenty of places to bike and hike in the park. For groups that want to take a less active approach to camping, there are nearby flea markets, farmer’s markets, and wineries.
This site is pet-friendly so feel free to bring your dog along for the fun.