Stephanie M.
Brooklyn, NY
Joined May 2019
RV camping along the Delaware River

We’ve stayed in some of the RV campsites on these campgrounds. Bathrooms with flush toilets are conveniently located centrally every so often. Campsite #’s 48-62 share bathrooms that have showers and dishwashing sink, but nearly all are essentially in a big field, and in view of anyone that drives by. Campsites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings with hinge-top grills. These items are set closer to the water, so driving up and parking your car at an optimal angle does provide some coverage if you have privacy concerns.

Ice and firewood conveniently located at forest office.

Booking sites 37-29 are much more ideal if you want to camp beneath the forest canopy, with personal preference being to site 33, 29 (full canopy, seclusion), and 36 & 37 are great if you are with a larger group wishing to book 2 sites side-by-side on the waterfront.

Very convenient trailheads (Douglas Springs, Garvey Springs) located just outside of camping area (exit campgrounds just past campsite 58), take dayhike up to Sunfish Pond.

Beachside camping in MA

The feel here is electric, and positive. Lots of RV’s that stay here all summer long. Feels like you are in a tight-knit community, very friendly folks, packed tightly together. Just fine if you don’t mind close quarters. Everyone gets so creative with their lighting/decor, it is fun just to walk around the campsite and admire just how well (and mobile) some folks live. The place comes to life as the sun sets, and stays very quiet during sleeping hours. A very short walk to the stunning beach. Perfect pit stop on a road trip north.

Lovely campgrounds an hour north of NYC

Drive-in tent campgrounds. Adequate restroom facilities sprinkled amongst tent sites. Some campsites have raised platforms. All sites have picnic tables and fire ring with flip-top grill. If looking for privacy, back end of campgrounds (#’s 1, 13, 15, 21, 23, etc) provide adequate quietness, a bit hidden and tucked away from the rest. Very near many trailheads and the expansive Lake Welsh. Alcohol prohibited… Uploaded photo/vid from off-season 2019.

Georgous, private camping along pristine Aldrich Mill Pond

We were delighted when we learned we had the little peninsula of site P1 all to ourselves. Stunning views across the large pond, and serving as a wonderful halfway rest/respite on the journey from NYC to Belfast, ME. We felt like we were on top of the world, discovering this perfect quiet nook and basking in nature’s splendor.

I can only speak for the camping on this peninsula/land, but the rest of the sites looked cozy, family-friendly, and fun. Cabins and RV sites across the lake, along with beaches for swimming. Bathrooms located on P1 peninsula. Canoe rentals on-site. Lovely picnic dining area alongside covered bridge and waterfall. Completely picturesque and, mostly, totally peaceful!

magical tent-camping along the Delaware River

The tent camping spots here are all pretty wonderful (1-23). Fire pits and picnic tables are offered at each site. Full bathrooms are located behind campsite #15 (clean flushing bathrooms, with motion-sensed lighting, showers, dishwashing sink), but easily accessible from campsites nearby. Port-O-Johns serve the other further campsites (1-12). Our personal preference out of these tent-only sites are site #’s 19, 16, 15, 12, 11, 5, and 1. These, above the others, boast magnificent views of the Delaware River, have ample tree/shade (impressive grove of very tall, old Tulip trees grows here), or are more private than the rest. If camping with a larger group, and wishing to book multiple sites, #’s 13-15 would be great, or #’s 5-7. These sites are closer in proximity, in view of one another, and have an easy-access trail in between each. If bringing along your own kayak, canoe, or for fishing, most sites, if not all, have pathways down to the river.

Most other sites not mentioned have less privacy, visible from thru-road, or have less desirable views. All would work fine in a pinch though, as it is quite incredible to camp in this dense forest along the river.

Activities: canoeing/kayaking/rafting along the river (Edge of the Woods Outfitters in DWG offers fairly-priced 10, 6, or 4-mile river trip) or driving to the nearby Appalachian Trail head (or Dunfield Creek Trail for the waterfall views/dips in the falls) for a day-hike are a must.
Ice and firewood conveniently sold at the forest office.