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The Catskills Hotels

North-South Lake Campground


  • Lots of family activities
  • Great hiking


  • Very busy in season

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

In the Catskill Forest Preserve, the facility has a recreational program (July 4 through Labor Day) that keeps the kids engaged in the natural world. North–South Lake has sand beaches, and you can swim in the brisk water from late May through Labor Day, when lifeguards are on duty. If the water's too cold—the lakes are 2,000 feet above sea level—rent a boat and go fishing (with a license) for bass, perch, or catfish, or hit the surrounding trails on a mountain bike

or on foot. From here it's a short hike to the site of the old Catskill Mountain House. The campground is 3 mi northeast of Haines Falls. Reservations are essential for summer weekends. Day-trippers pay $6 entry.

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Hotel Information


Rte. 18, 2 mi north of Rte. 23A, Haines Falls, New York, 12436, USA


518-589–5058; 800-456–2267


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed late Oct.–mid-May
  • 219 tent and trailer sites

Updated 12/31/1969

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