Even though, below 3500′ the NYSDEC allows at-large camping, “closest camping” refers to the closest lean-to, designated (primitive) campsite, and/or state campground.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.