Mongaup Pond Campground is run by the Department of Environment Conservation. Anyone entering campground must register & pay appropriate fee (current fees will be posted). You must register for your own site & you must be at least 18 years of age. Have equipment & be ready to camp at time of registration.
Just finished another great trip at Mongaup Pond Campground. This was our 4th time here. Not a bad thing to say. Bathroom and water access are never far. One shower located by main entrance. No power at the sites, that I know of. About a 50/50 mix of tent and small RV. Very calm and quiet atmosphere. No pool or clubhouse. (which is one of the things we like!) Great place to let the kids ride bikes and explore. Concrete fire place on each site. Wood available at check in. Boat rentals are a little pricey @ $20 for a row boat from 10-6. All types available. Beautiful, calm, clean & quiet. Every time we leave we already can’t wait to book next trip. Oh and dogs are allowed as long as you have rabies cert.
We stayed for one night and loved our campsite. Well maintained and informative staff. We were warned that we would see bears and we certainly did! Would definitely come back.
clean, great views, wildlife
We cut our teeth as a camping family here. We visited friends who have been camping here for years and we went for it the next year. great spacious sites. Just a shirt walk to potable water or a bathroom from any site. the on the water sites are the best and everyone knows it. Its like the NFL draft to get the site you want months in advance. Woke up daily to bald eagle right in front of site. great place to paddle and fish. and if it rains town isnt that far away.
Recommended by friends that have been coming for 10+ years. This place is awesome. Sites are spacious and nicely wooded. Great family place. Pond is perfect for fishing and water sports. Waking up daily to Bald eagles is always a plus in my book. Close enough to town to make resuppling easy but far enough away you don’t hear anything. Plenty in town to do on a rainy day. Definitely making this a regular place for us.
I spent a good month touring around upstate NY, primarily the Adirondack and the Catskill parks. I have nothing but great things to say about both areas. I spent the whole month camping at new sites, and taking in a lot of the scenery. As far as the Catskills goes, Mongaup Pond was in my top ten for places to stay. I have to point out first and foremost that it is a wheel chair friendly site and it think that is AWESOME! Price is reasonable about $22 a night for a clean site, nice restrooms, great fire pit, and stunning views and hiking. I had a very relaxing experience at this site and highly suggest it for anyone touring the Catskills!
We came here and the sites in the E loop were the best. The sites were well managed and clean. There is a fire ring and table. The Rangers drive by almost every hour checking on the campers and would help them if they had any troubles with their tents or would teach them how to get a fire started. At night they would pass by and check on us about once every 2 or 3 hours. They are really friendly. The restrooms is not that far and is about a 2 minute walk from the site. If you wanted to buy ice or firewood, it is a 10 minute drive away and the firewood is 7 dollars a bundle here . At night the air is swarmed with bugs and can get really annoying.