About Woodland Valley Campground - DEC
Nestled at the foot of Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskills, and surrounded by Panther, Cornell, and Wittenberg Mountains is Woodland Valley Campground. The campground offers 70 tent and trailer sites, a picnic area with tables and grills, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station and a recycling center. Woodland Valley Campground serves as the trailhead for both Slide-Wittenberg Trail and Woodland Valley-Denning Trail. Area attractions include the Village of Phoenicia which offers tubing on the Esopus Creek (famous for its trout fishing), a railroad museum, train rides on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, fine shops, antiques and restaurants. 70 tent and trailer sites, picnic area with tables and grills, flush toilets, hot showers, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, pay phone.
Woodland Valley Campground - DEC is located in New York
From Thruway Exit 19, Kingston - bear right after leaving the exit, on to Route 28 West. Proceed 20-25 miles to the village of Phoenicia, which will be on your right. Proceed on Rte. 28 across the bridge over the Esopus Creek In Phoenicia. Turn left at the small yellow "Woodland Valley Campground" sign onto Woodland Valley Road. Follow Woodland Valley Road back over the Esopus Creek. Turn right at the "T" after the bridge. Stay left at the first sharp bend and follow Woodland Valley Road approximately six miles to the campground.
19 Reviews of Woodland Valley Campground - DEC
Stayed here for a long weekend in October 2016. Campground was clean, on-site host was available for firewood purchases, facilities were clean. Campground was full, but did not feel crowded. Hiking trails accessible by foot from the campground.
this campground was very well kept. we ended up in a great spot right next to the creek and close to the bathrooms (which were very nice and flushable). very close the the town of Phoenicia. we ended up taking the 3.5 strenuous hike to Giant Ledge from the campground which was very tiresome but well worth it. it poured Saturday night and there was no flooding by our tent just in other parts of the campground. we got a warning we’ll before to keep our food locked up because of four bear in the area (didn’t see any). would definitely come back to this campsite.
Woodland valley was a smaller, remote campground. It seemed to be used mostly by hikers who weren’t staying long. Most sites were on the smaller side and about half were fairly private. facilities were clean and in good working order. Great access to the river and hiking trails.
Gets booked up in the summer..so plan in advance..beware of bears!
we got rained out. but it was still an awesome campground. private and just secluded enough. everyone was friendly. water to play in right behind tent. I do prefer fire pits over the brick stove. this had the stove. more advanced hiking in walking distance. no cell service. my gps on phone was able to track though.
We came on a less busy weekend--so it wasn't packed! Seems like it might be a bit squished if all sites are full, but we loved our experience! Down a longer road off of the main drag, so it is isolated. Beautiful!! Loved listening to the river all day and night. Went and splashed around in the river, right down a trail from our sight. Recommend!
Spent a night here after a festival. Hiked the slide mountain loop the next morning. We asked in the am if there was anything available for the evening after our hike - there was not but they said we could have first dibs once we got back. Luckily there was a site open later and we stayed another night. Cell service is limited, but that wasn't a problem for us.
Large campsite, clean facilities, fire pit, friendly and knowledgeable staff. This is an excellent site if you're looking to explore the Slide Mountain Wilderness and a great place to prep if you're planning to go backpacking as well. No/ very limited cell service but that's not important. Did not encounter black bears but they do frequent the area.
This is a great place to escape for a night or a weekend. I made sure to have my fishing permit with me along with my fly rod. The mountains are beautiful. I made sure to bring extra bug spray because the ticks and mosquitoes can be quite a pain in the butt. The hiking isn't amazing! They have restrooms, which is a plus if you have never been camping without them. They also have picnic tables! I was surprised at how clean this campground was!!! Will certainly be back.
Near the Big Indian Wilderness and Sundown Wild Forest in the Catskills, so there’s a lot of hiking and nature to explore. The campground is very basic but memorable for its simple beauty and all the nearby hikes. The camp sites along the stream are best, and if you’re in a tent a few of them are even farther from the road (but only about 100 feet).