Description

A hiker’s paradise, North/South Lake Campground is the ultimate base camp for all kinds of adventures. Here you’ll find incredible overlooks, the tallest waterfall in New York (Kaaterskill Falls), cool historic ruins, and miles and miles of trails, both rugged and meandering. The campground itself is a popular destination, but you’ve got plenty of room to spread out. There are two lakes to swim in, fish to catch, and boats to rent. Plus some killer mountain biking trails if you’re feeling brave!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
207 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at North/South Lake Campground.

Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper ELENA
Elena E.
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October 25th, 2015

One of my favorite campgrounds in the area. Yes, there are 100+ sites but the location is well worth it, as are the hot showers. Pick loop 7 to be further away from the crowds. I try to camp here every year during fall foliage, and the colors are just fantastic. Not to mention the number of hikes one can do directly from the campground.

The towns of Hunter and Tannersville are close by for some fine dining and non-hiking entertainment. You can also take a ski lift to the top of Hunter Mountain or try their zipline. Opus 40 is another neat nearby attraction, as is the Hudson River School of Art Trail. Landscapes painted by Thomas Cole were inspired by locations right around the corner from the campground.

Hipcamper Richard
Richard C.
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May 11th, 2017

Can get very crowded and loud -- but the location and hiking is very scenic.

Hipcamper Marilyn
Marilyn L.
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September 6th, 2017

If you want some last-minute Jiffy-Pop or firewood, check out the cute general store located at the entrance to the lake!

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Park
Catskill State Park
State
New York
Country
United States
Phone Number
518-457-2500
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
42.198° N, 74.045° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 207 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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