Here is a great idea for someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to go camping in New York state. These gifts are available now. If you want to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, consider this a great idea for that camping enthusiast on your list. According to www.dec.ny.gov, you can now purchase gift cards and electronic gift certificates for camping in New York state.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering gift certificates for stays and services at all of their DEC Campgrounds. You can purchase them online at the ReserveAmerica website.

There are fifty-two campgrounds in the Adirondacks and the Catskills along with five day-use areas. Camping season is typically throughout the summer and there are some fall and hunting season areas.

The DEC camping gift cards are actual cards that can be mailed to the recipient and the electronic gift cards will be emailed for printing. To get your cards go to NewYorkStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com.

I went camping for the first time this past summer and it was a beautiful outdoor adventure. They revamped Frontier Town into a gorgeous campground with a lot of amenities including hot water. There are so many to explore throughout the state and this makes a great gift for the outdoors person in your world.