After spending two weeks in the greater Boston area, we were excited to head towards New York City. Because there is nowhere to park your RV in the city, we elected to stay at Liberty Harbor RV Park just across the river in Jersey City, New Jersey. Being so close to New York was incredible, but you’re definitely paying a hefty premium for that kind of access and this was easily the most expensive campground we’ve ever stayed at. For the price you’re paying, you’d think they’d put in a sewer connection or have a honey bucket service!
When we say the campsite was a parking lot, we don’t mean that as a euphemism, it literally is a parking lot! At least, unlike when you’re Wally docking, you’ve got access to water and electric. The individual sites themselves are barely wider than our rig with the slides put out. The sites are covered in gravel and while they appear fairly level, ours leaned to one side pretty badly. They do offer bathrooms and a laundry room on site which was helpful and we took advantage of doing a load of laundry while we were there.
Because you are so close to the city and the river, you are a short walk away from some incredible views. You get a great view of the skyline at night and if you look down the river, you’ll see the Statue of Liberty standing tall over the water. It’s only a few short blocks to the subway, which takes you under the river and right into the city. If you’re looking for a place to stay with easy access to New York City, you really can’t get any better than Liberty Harbor RV Park.
Name: Liberty Harbor RV Park
Location: 11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Campground Notes: It’s a parking lot with electric and water hookups, but you’re conveniently located about 10 blocks from the PATH trains to get into New York City. There’s a set of bathrooms on site and a decent sized laundry room which cost $5 per load.
Dog-friendly: Yes, there are no specific dog runs, but they are allowed pretty much anywhere.
Rates: $613 per week
Our Verizon connection was unusable.
Our AT&T connection was the only connection we could use. Speed test showed 1.75 Mbps download and 3.34 Mbps upload
Our TMobile connection was unusable
There was camp wifi but we could not get connected to it properly.