Devils tombstone offers a more simple car camping experience then other campgrounds in the area. Just the basics here. A worthy spot to get some rest between hikes in the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness. Be aware that rt 214 separates the campground in half. A lightly to moderately traveled road, the sound of cars and trucks are certainly common. Most sites are situated close to the one-way camp loop road. Site 3 is tucked back, but also in close proximity to pit toilets and the playground.
The only Finger Lakes National Forest designated campground, Blueberry Patch offers a secluded experience in the heart of this sometimes overlooked beautiful geographic region in the State of New York. This campground offers a simple experience, with fire rings and picnic tables at each site and seems to accommodate just tent and small campers. Vault toilets available. On a week day in early summer, 3 of the 9 campsites we’re occupied. Can see it filling up on weekends. Enjoy!
Into the Whites from West Bethel, Crocker Pond is an off the beaten path car camping destination. Beautiful place to set up camp for a night to 14 days. The campground is situated along the wooded banks of the small Crocker Pond, with about 5 of the 7 sites directly on the water. A short drive to Rt 113 in the Whites along the Maine/ NH border. Caribou Mountain is an awesome 6.7 mile looped hike in this area. Great bang for your buck.
Accessible via the Baxter State Park Tote road, this is the first campground you will come upon if you enter the southern gate. Situated at the trailhead of Abol Trail, this campground offers lean-to and tent sites along a looped camp road. Sites consist of a picnic table and fire ring with grill top. Firewood is avaliable for purchase at the ranger station for $3.00. Sites are close to the camp road except lean-to site 3 which is a short walk in from it’s parking place. Site 6 may not look like the supiror site within Abol while driving by, but adventuring down into the site from the turn off, you will realize it’s speacial qualities. The lean-to is oriented in such a way that you do not realize it’s proximity to sites 5 and 7 or the campground road. Site 6 hugs the Abol stream providing beautiful scenery and the auidable noice which suppresses sounds coming from other campers. If you are hiking the Abol Trail, this is an easy option for spending the night before or after your hike. If I was to do an exstended stay within the park, I would recommend heading to the Northern portions of the park, as there are more special overnight options.
(Truck camp and tenter) Located between RT. 3 and the banks of Lake St George. Most of the campground is situated around an open grassy field. The sites closest to rt. 3 are wooded with more privacy compared to those scattered along the water front and within the grassy field. The two gem sites are 31S and 30U. Situated along there own u-shaped road connected to the main camping road, they offer a bit more seclusion and there own accessible water frontage. Park your canoe right there at your site. As the entire campground hugs rt.3 expect the sound of cars and frequent 18 wheelers traveling along. Newly built building with 8 private bathroom and shower combination units, also contains outdoor sink for washing.