Hipcamp host Robert
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Before booking it is required you call and speak to your host. This site is NOT for the faint of heart. It is WILD.   You will be the ONLY campers on this 10 acre site.  There are bears, bobcats, raccoons, fox, whitetail deer, possums,  squirrels and even Rattle snakes.  Your host will give you a  mandatory speech on how to conduct yourself to remain safe.  You will need to Continue reading...

Before booking it is required you call and speak to your host. This site is NOT for the faint of heart. It is WILD.  You will be the ONLY campers on this 10 acre site. There are bears, bobcats, raccoons, fox, whitetail deer, possums,  squirrels and even Rattle snakes. Your host will give you a  mandatory speech on how to conduct yourself to remain safe. You will need to cross a shallow stream to access the site. Pitch your tent next to a babbling brook or up on the mountain side covered in ledge rock overhangs, forest, caves and dens.  This is a primitive site and you'll see few if any other people during your stay at camp. There are nearby camps busy on the weekends. Wildlife is at home here so bring your camera. There is so much to do from hiking to Jensen's ledges to fishing or floating the river. Then scenic Delaware offers great fishing and kayaking opportunities..  For a reasonable donation to cover your hosts time he can lend you kayaks,paddles and pdf for a great self guided float trip.  He can drop you off and pick you up.  Or if you would be more comfortable he can accompany you on your trip.  Robert is NOT a registered guide in New York. He is however an accomplished outdoors-man and wilderness kayaker. You can bring your mountain bike, motor bike or 4x4  and ride the trails. Or just kick back and do nothing at all.  Please you must call your host before booking. For an even wilder Wilderness experience ask Robert about his   Alaskan Wilderness Expedition schedule for 2019 before the season books.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Moderate walk (5 - 10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
    Beach
    Cave
    Forest
    Mountainous
    River, stream or creek
    Waterfall
    Desert
    Hot spring
    Lake
    Redwoods
    Swimming hole
    Biking
    Boating
    Hiking
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching
    Fishing
    Horseback riding
    Paddling
    Wind sports
    OHV
    Climbing
    Snow sports
    Surfing
    Whitewater paddling

    The vibe at Catskill Brookside Retreat.

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    Hipcamper Seth
    Seth
    recommends this listing.
    September 4th, 2018

    Was an awesome 3 days in the woods. We intended to hike, but we ended up just lazing around the campsite for an entire 3 days hahaha. I set a new max range on archery target shooting.

    Great place for both primitive and cabin camping. Fantastic outhouse. There are neighbors with dogs that get a little excited for the first few hours about your presence, but they chill out. There are also working farmers that have equipment in the area. Just be aware there will be some human sounds.

    That said, we saw no other humans in 3 days, which was wonderful. Would highly recommend if you aren't quite ready for deep backwoods with the bears, but have no interest in public campgrounds with 50 other people.

    Hipcamper Robert
    Response from Robert , the Host, on September 4th, 2018

    So glad you had the isolation you were seeking. While there are distant sounds of habitation the quiet spells are great. I am glad you found the extra pile of firewood I left at the trail head. Anyone camping here will not be bothered by other campers or even your host unless called upon. Looking forward to hosting you and even your friends in the future.

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    Property
    Catskill Brookside Retreat
    State
    New York
    $60/night
    1 Site