North South Lake Campground
Haines Falls, NY

About North South Lake Campground

Lake Side Rating
  • Beach on South Lake

  • Boat Rental on North Lake

  • North Lake

  • Picnic Area on the Trail Around the Lakes

  • Picnic Area on North Lake

  • Stream Between Loop 1 and 3

  • Prime Watersite 145

  • Prime Watersite 146

  • Prime Watersite 151

  • Site 63 in Loop 3

  • Site 190 in Loop 7

  • Site 11 in Loop 1

North-South Lake 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. An abrupt change in elevation occurs from about 540 feet above sea level at the base of the escarpment to approximately 2,250 feet at the site of the former Catskill Mountain House. The provinces around the lakes have long provided visitors with exceptional views of the surrounding countryside. It is said that on a clear day, five states can be viewed from the escarpment.

  1. located 30 minutes west of Catskill, NY
  2. 219 sites, 207 are reservable, 10 sites are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. the largest and most popular state park in the Catskills
  5. offers two connected ponds for paddling with canoe/kayak and row boat rentals
  6. offers a longer camping season, open mid May through the 3rd week in October

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $22 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 20, 2016 thru Sat Oct 22, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Sat Oct 21, 2017

Map Location

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Legend   regular   water site   non reserve   no photos   E-Electric   EW-Electric/Water   F-Full Hookup
Max 30ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 30ft

Max 40ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 40ft

Max 25ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 25ft

North South Lake Lake Site ( photos)
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