Woodland Valley is nestled at the base of Slide Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Catskill range. You could say it’s at the end of a valley, but really, it might as well be the end of the world. There’s a bit of magic here, along with some of the state’s best hiking trails. Shoulder your pack and hit the trails for the day, and the campground will welcome you home with a hot shower, private campsites, and a babbling stream to soothe your weary toes.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
65 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Woodland Valley Campground.

Hot spring
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper TJ
Tj Z.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 14th, 2015

Sites are semi-private but don't expect complete seclusion. Site staff is very friendly and informative. Firewood is a bit expensive, but it's hardwood and burns well. 4 miles from Phoenicia & the Esopus, great for river tubing, trout fishing, and antiquing.

One side of the grounds is steep hills and the other side is a creek. Central spots lack privacy.Concrete fire pits - make some awesome campfire recipes here.
Hipcamper Mario
Mario F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 5th, 2015

Didn't realize how close the campsites were to one another. Wasn't too bug of an issue though, everyone quieted down after 10pm .
Car parking right next to site, so you can bring as much stuff as you want. Rangers very nice and helpful, but very strict on the no food outside of your car policy. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire pit, and there is a bathroom in the campgrounds.

The campground is at the foot of the several trails. We hiked up to Giants Ledge, for a shorter day hike.

Hipcamper ELENA
Elena E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 25th, 2015

Great campground in the heart of the Catskills (no showers though).
Several hiking options right out of the campsite (including 14mi Cornell/Wittenberg/Slide loop, or the more tame Giant Ledge (~3mi) which is a great spot for sunsets / sunrises). Also a short driving distance from the town of Phoenicia in case you want to pop out for dinner or some local nightlife.

Hipcamper Dennis
Dennis V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 1st, 2015

Really nice camp spots. Your neighbors can be a bit close but every spot had a grill. Bring a grill top to cook smaller food items.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 19th, 2016

Sites are clean and while not exactly private, everyone near us was nice enough so it wasn't an issue. Close to a bunch of trail heads.

Park staff was super friendly and helpful. You can buy cheaper firewood and kindling in a store on the main drag in Phoenicia.

We camped alongside a shallow stream that runs through the site (site 18) which led to a buggy situation. Would definitely come back, but not to the same site.

Stream behind our camp site, complete with morning midst. Taking a break during a hikeThe scene on the back end of our site.Taking it all in.
Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 16th, 2016

Beautiful site and not too far from the city!

Camped here in the middle of the week. The grounds were very quiet and most spots had a lot of privacy. We hiked to Wittenberg - a ~4 mile trail each way with a beautiful view of the Catskills at the top. The hike is well worth it, especially considering the trail head is at the campground, but is med-adv as far as difficulty goes. The second half has some scrambling. This is bear country so they are very serious about their food policy. Dish washing areas are open 24 hours, though.

The local town of Phoenicia is adorable - lots of restaurants and a grocery store. Phoenicia Diner is a good stop for a fancy breakfast if you pass by it on your way in or out.

Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer Y.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 13th, 2016

Has a lot of convenient amenities that make it an attractive site for families and casual hikers. If you're looking for a more, deep in the woods secluded camping experience, this would not be the ideal campground.

The sites are right off the campground roads and don't have any seclusion, you can see everyone's tent pretty clearly and your own with the cars parked up to the tents. All the sites are close together but far enough that you have a little bit of privacy. Bathrooms are well kept and super convenient though - there are hot showers and a dish washing station by the recycling and garbage dropoff.

Grill & picnic table is provided, and lots of trails nearby. Phoenicia & Woodstock, which are very close are worth checking out.

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Hipcamper Katrina
Katrina D.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2017

Check out nearby Phoenicia on your way out for a bite

Kaaterskill Falls HikeWoodland Valley Dog friendly Woodland Valley!
Hipcamper Anne
Anne M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 22nd, 2017

sites a bit too close to the road

Catskill State Park
New York
United States
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42.035° N, 74.36° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 65 Sites
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