Urban camping: Liberty Harbor RV Park is your stop for New York City

Liberty Harbor RV Park near New York City is “glamping” at it’s best.

New York City shines bright all night long while across the river, New Jersey sleeps it off, and at Liberty Harbor RV Park, a perfect vacation waits.

When we purchase an RV we tend to hang out at campsites surrounded by woods or nestled alongside a beach but if we are traveling to New York City for a nice little getaway, there isn’t much to choose from. Luckily, Liberty Harbor RV Park doesn’t act like it’s your only choice.

LHP is the closest you can camp to NYC. It’s literally two miles away from lower Manhattan. New York offers other parks in the area but they are all outside of the 30-mile range which means you are taking a cab, using campground transportation if it is offered, or you are towing your own vehicle to use. Not at LHP.

Located on a small inlet called the Morris Canal Basin, it is directly across from the September 11th Memorial location. From the campground, you can see the Statue of Liberty which is to your right on the river, and the N.Y. city skyline directly in front of you. The ferry into NYC literally picks you up next to the campsite throughout the day and after a long walk about the city, it returns you to the same spot leaving you a less than five-minute walk back to your site.

Statue of Liberty

A rare lunar trifecta, a Supermoon, Blue moon and a lunar eclipse occurs simultaneously on the morning of Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The last time that the moon went through this event was in 1866. The photo was taken from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
Supermoon With Statue Of Liberty

The park is concrete slabs because let’s face it, your not in the wilderness. The sites do not have their own sewage dump but a dump is available on site. Each site does have water and electricity and the sites start around $55.00 a night. There is also a restaurant and bar on the site as well.

The best place to RV camp in New York City is clearly the closest at Liberty Harbor RV Park.

Getting into the city is easy with the ferry system but if you are looking to head to Midtown Manhattan or Central Park, the subway is a very good and safe option. The subway is a little less than a mile from the campsites and is an easy and safe walk that takes about 15-20 minutes. That line will take you directly into Midtown.

Overall, my experience here was perfect and I wish I would have been able to say the week. They run specials from time to time including stay six nights get a 7th for free.