N.Y. offers $25 gift card for campsite bookings
ALBANY (AP) – State officials operating New York’s campsites say they are offering a $25 gift card to those who book online a two-night stay today.
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation say qualifying reservations have to be made sometime in those 24 hours.
Bookings can be made through Labor Day weekend, depending on availability, at many of the state’s more than 15,000 campsites.
In 2012, the parks office says cabins and campsites were occupied 578,428 nights, a record it predicts will be broken this year.
The inventory includes secluded woodland camps, lakeside cabins and full service cottage rentals.
In 2013, more than 1.6 million visitors went to DEC campgrounds and day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains.