Mollie R.
Catskills Area, NY
Joined August 2018
skier, climber, hiker, aerialist, cellist, seeker, etc.
Nice campground - great for climbers especially!

This is a very well thought out campground and is a great option for climbers visiting the area. each site has a wooden tent platform (10'x10') to set up on, which is a huge plus since the ground is so uneven throughout. Each site has a picnic table and a parking space as well.

There aren't group sites available, but whoever in our group was organizing managed to get multiple sites next to each other, which was nice.

We ended up doing all of our cooking and eating in the big covered communal porch on the shower house with lights and big kitchen sinks for cleaning up as it was a very rainy weekend. It's handy to be able to cut through from the lower to the upper sites on little foot trails to get to the common areas.

Showers are quarter operated but I was too much of a cheapskate to partake. But the facilities were clean!

Next to no amenities but nice

This is a cute little campground between the Peekamoose Road and Rondout Creek. It’s actually a set of 4 campgrounds, the lower field, the middle field, the upper field, and the trailer field. All of the sites are walk in except for the trailer field, which I didn’t look at. There are fire pits at each marked site and one port-a-poty at each of the four campgrounds. No cell service whatsoever (Verizon). I did a bit of picking up litter and broken glass while I was there.

Spent one night here and enjoyed it a lot. It was nice to walk in but still be close enough to leave the food in the car rather than hanging the food up. Will be back soon!

Simple Campground

This is a simple drive in campground on a lake with a small dock and access for backing a boat trailer into the water. I stayed here after arriving too late to get a campsite on a Saturday evening in the summer to the very popular nearby Mouth of the Two Hearted River Campground that I was hoping to stay at. There's a pump for water and simple pit toilets onsite. The campsites are close together with basically no privacy, but the neighbors were quiet. Great stargazing off the dock and a lovely sunrise over the lake in the morning!

Simple, modern camping!

This is a very nice modern campground with great access to amazing hiking and climbing in the area! About half the sites are walk-in and half the sites are drive-up.

Pros:

  • Communal fire pit and supplied wood
  • Covered communal pavilion with picnic tables, big sinks for washing dishes, and lighting (which shuts off at 9:47PM)
  • Big flat tent bases to set up on
  • A picnic table at each site
  • A "comfort station" for the campsites farther from the main pavilion with bathrooms and big sinks for dish washing
  • No big RVs

Very minor cons:

  • $3 for a 4 minute shower
  • One parking space per site
  • The music from a party at the neighboring property was audible, but not super loud on a Saturday night (earplugs did the trick) - this wasn't an issue on the Friday or Sunday night I stayed
  • We were assigned our reserved site rather than choosing it
  • A bit expensive without the AAC or Mohonk membership