The minute we arrived at Camp Taylor we knew we were in for something special. Our campsite was very spacious and backed up to a creek, and we appreciated the effort the owners made in keeping all of the sites private and spread out from each other. We booked this trip based on the wolf preserve that is on the grounds (separate fee and reservation), and not only was the tour fantastic and informative, hearing wolves howling from our campsite is something we will never forget.
We expected the tour to be the highlight of our trip, but we were so wrong. We spent four days at Camp Taylor, never left the grounds, and filled our days with the perfect amount of activity and relaxation. The kids immediately took to exploring the creek and woods behind our campsite and of course they loved the small arcade and playground. There is a cute 9-hole mini golf course on the premises, and after renting clubs and balls, had one of the best times of our whole trip laughing and competing for top spot. There was also a lake with a swimming beach, but we did not partake this trip.
We did some fantastic hiking here. One day we headed up past the wolf preserve to the Wildlife Lake. Another day we took the Mountain Trail up the side of Mt. Tammany (the trail goes 500 ft straight up the side, but our four kiddos under 10 were able to manage ok) and took the Fire Road Trail out to the Mt. Tammany overlook. Here you are afforded a great view of the Delaware Water Gap and Mt. Minsi across the river in PA. The whole hike was about 7.5 miles round trip and took our slow moving crew around 5 hours, but the views and wildlife were well worth it. We didn’t see any bear, but saw lots of bear scat, and passed a super chill doe and her two fawns casually grazing next to the trail.
The staff were super friendly and helpful. The camp store had a few necessities and importantly for us, frozen treats (which we used as a bribe for some of our less enthusiastic mini-hikers) and chocolate for s’mores (which we somehow forgot). The facilities were clean and well-maintained. We very much appreciated the separate family/handicapped shower with its own toilet and sink for helping our little ones. Quiet hours were strictly enforced, which we appreciated, but we also found that being so far away from other campsites made everything seem quieter and more secluded in general.
We felt like this was family camping at its finest. We’ve done a lot of great camping this summer, from state parks to privately owned campgrounds, and this was by far our favorite trip.