Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park Campground
This state park is in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. In addition to multiple campsites, Fahnestock also has a store and picnic tables for lunching. The Appalachian Trail runs directly through the park, and in the summer, it's not uncommon to see "thru-hikers" passing through or resting at the store. The state park also offers a lake, beach, boat rentals, a large playing field and showers. This is a full-service campground with all of the niceties found at home.
Beaver Spring Mountain Campground
This campground caters to families and RV enthusiasts. With full hook-ups for trailers, pop-ups and RVs, this site is popular with road-tripping travelers. Located near Oneonta and Cooperstown, this campground also offers fishing, boating, a pool, laundry and a store. Depending on the season or month, there are often activities held at the campground. Some popular activities in the past have been bingo, a July Fourth cookout and a Memorial Day Parade.
For climbing enthusiasts, a series of high peaks in the Catskills can be climbed in consecutive order: Panther Mountain, Slide Mountain and Cornell Mountain. Backpackers will need to carry full camping gear -- including a shelter, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, sleeping pad, headlamp and extra clothing -- to spend a series of nights in the backcountry. A peak-bagging adventure of this scale requires that hikers are in good physical shape.