Only my 2nd time camping, so I don't have much to compare to, but I thought this campground was great. The bathrooms were clean - didn't use the showers, but I wouldn't have minded them - and the sink for washing dishes was good.
We only booked a little over a week in advance for Sept. with only 6 campsites left out of the 217! Yet, our site in Loop 7, #216, was nice, perhaps better than some others in that loop that were taken. I wouldn't have chosen it based on the map. However, it's not actually on the corner of the roads everyone drives as it appears on the map. It was mostly flat, right by the water spigot and close to the bathroom - but not too close in my opinion (#212 on the other hand was on top of the bathroom). Because of the bathroom (~50 feet diagonal from 216), there is no campsite to the one side of you, so that's one less campsite on top of you. The back of the bathroom is the side that faces 216's direction, so you can see a window with light (not bright though). I only noticed hearing the hand dryer twice when the campground was quiet. Also, the people in the loop were mostly respectful with regard to noise.
The park is very pretty - we went to the Catskill Mountain Overlook and had our lunch on the picnic table. We then did the hike to Artist's Rock and Sunset Walk - fun with a great payoff, specially overlooking the lake at Sunset! Also stopped at the top of Kaaterskill Falls, just over a mile from the entrance of the campground.
- Also Known As:
- North-South Lake Campground Hotel Haines Falls
- North-South Lake Campground Hotel