Catskill Mountains, New York Campgrounds

Catskill Mountains, New York Campgrounds
The Catskill Mountains region encompasses five counties of southeastern New York and is well-known for camping and hiking in the summer months and skiing and snowmobiling during the winter. The area is also a favorite for fly-fishing in any number of freshwater mountain streams. Campgrounds for large groups, or for those trying to find a little bit of peace and quiet are available.

Catskill Adventure Resort

Located in Sullivan County, this resort has secluded, wooded spaces for tents and RVs, all of which include picnic tables and fire rings. An on-site lake is stocked with bass, catfish and bluegill. Camp facilities include showers and laundry, a full-service restaurant, snack bar and convenience store, adult and teen lounges, children's playground, swimming pool, basketball, volleyball and tetherball courts. Propane service is available as are 50-amp hook-ups. The park hosts breakfast buffets, cookouts and barbecues on the weekends.

Catskills Adventure Resort
538 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Wurtsboro, NY 12790
(845) 888-2161

Phoenicia Black Bear Campground

The year-round Phoenicia campground is on the banks of Esopus Creek in Ulster County. This facility is available for large-group camping. Guests can fish for trout from creekside camp sites, go tubing down a five-mile stretch of the creek or go hiking around numerous trails that lead from the park. The campground is walking distance from the Catskill Mountain Railroad scenic train depot and adjacent to a full-service family style restaurant and lounge.

Phoenicia Black Bear Campground
17 Bridge St.
Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-7405

Covered Bridge Campsite

The Covered Bridge focuses on the quieter aspects of the camping experience, offering guests the option of choosing a walk-in site where radios and pets are not allowed. This campground is located along a mile of the Willowemec River and is walking distance from the 500-acre Catskill Forest Preserve. Numerous hiking trails surround the camp, including a short, 15-minute hike to a 20-foot waterfall with a pool large enough for swimming. Park facilities include picnic tables, fire rings and water spigots at each site, a playground for the kids and canoe and rowboat rentals. Pets are welcome in a designated section of the park. Trout is found in the Willowemec

Covered Bridge Campsite
68 Conklin Hill Rd.
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
(845) 439-5093

Article Written By Nikki Jardin

Nikki Jardin began freelance writing in 2009 and focuses on food and travel articles. She has been a professional cook and caterer for more than 20 years. She holds a degree in environmental science from Humboldt State University.

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