We've been going here since 1973! (No showers then.) One of our first trips was when our youngest was 3 years old. Now he's in his 40's. He rode away on his tricycle while we were setting up camp. The ranger brought him back. One time our dog ran away and swam across the pond. The ranger brought him back We have enjoyed the tiny trout in the spring which you can see at night with a flash light. While walking to the spring, show the children the north star. Rent a boat and let the children fish--it's easier than getting the lines out of the trees. And yes they caught fish, cleaned, cooked and ate them. Nature programs and hikes were a big hit. I can't say enough about the natural beauty. The lake at sunset; watching an eagle catch a fish and fly to a high tree; the raccoons; lightening over the pond...
We always liked F and G loop with sites on the water. We are tenters We were unable to swim from these sites but picturesque and patrolled! Don't miss the waterfall for an invigorating, soap-less shower followed by a slide down the rocks.
Go with friends and family. These are our happiest memories. One friend is gone, but our kids still sing the songs he taught them around the campfire. We are going the end of August with our granddaughters. We have been with our grandsons. We are in our 70's. We have stayed at the Ritz-Carlton a few times and Mongaup Pond has more to offer in satisfaction and purely good times. Don't miss out on this wonderful experience. Go. Enjoy.
Well-maintained. just the right distance from town. If it rains, go into Livingston Manor for an ice cream soda at the soda fountain in the old drug store. Build a fire to dry shoes, socks and everything that gets wet. Then sit under the tarp and play monopoly. Cannot bring in firewood from home. (plant and insects not indigenous to the area are carried on wood). Bring a harp saw.
On a clear night, stars, stars and more stars. Lie on your back in the ball field by the rest rooms and look into infinite space. Bring your bikes! Oh, I can't wait.
- Also Known As:
- Mongaup Pond Campground Hotel Livingston Manor