Mongaup Pond Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Located on the largest body of water in Catskill Park that isn’t a reservoir and 3 short miles from the Catskill Fish Hatchery, Mongaup Pond is a popular spot for families and individuals who enjoy fishing. Note, however, that a trailer boat launch is not available at Mongaup Pond. Seven loops of campsites, dispersed around the 120-acre pond, prevent this large campground from feeling too crowded—most of the time the sounds you’ll hear are frogs, toads, and the occasional woodpecker. Every site includes a table and fire pit; eight sites are handicapped accessible and include an accessible table. Deer and wild turkeys are common sightings here, and black bears are spotted in the Catskills with some regularity, too. The central bathhouse has eight showers (four on each side), outlets, sinks with mirrors, and hand soap. Recreational programs, including games, crafts, and guided hikes, are offered from July until early September. Access hiking trails to Mongaup Mountain, Hodge Pond, and Frick Pond directly from the campground."