The vibe at Woodland Valley Campground
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.