North-south Lake Campground

North-south Lake Campground
North-South Lake Campground is located at the eastern edge of the Catskill Escarpment in the Catskill Forest Preserve. It is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary scenic beauty, and historical sites, such as: Alligator Rock, Kaaterskill Falls, and the former site of the Catskill Mountain House. In addition to the scenic lakes located within the campground, the surrounding mountains contain numerous hiking trails leading to spectacular overlooks, waterfalls and historic sights. On a clear day, five states are visible from some overlooks. The park contains heavily wooded sites with tables and fireplaces. There are two swimming beaches and two picnic pavilions available for day use. An interpretive/recreation program with guest speakers, concerts, interpretive programs and campfires is offered in July and August. There is a Junior Naturalist Program that allows younger campers to earn a patch by completing several environmental education modules. We now have pull through sites #163, 167.

Services

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoes
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Study
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recycling Station
  • Rent Canoes/Kayaks
  • Showers
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball
  • Water Fillup Station
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Convenience Store
  • Golfing
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Junior Speedway
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Theme Park

Directions

North-South Lake Campground
P.O. BOX 347, County Route 18
Haines Falls NY 12436

North-South Lake is located in the eastern Catskills, 18 miles west of Catskill, New York. From southern New York, take the New York State Thruway to exit 20, follow route 32N to route 32A. Go 2 miles to route 23A west, then 3 miles to Haines Falls. Take the first right turn and then travel 2 miles to the park entrance. From northern New York, take the New York State Thruway to exit 21 Catskill, take route 23E to route 9W. Go south to route 23A and then 11 miles to Haines Falls. Take the first right turn and then travel 2 miles to the park entrance.

 
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