If you are a camper, it’s just not summer without an annual camping trip. In fact, the number of people looking for the classic summertime experience of pitching a tent and sitting around a campfire is growing in popularity.
Ulster County has nearly 2000 individual camping sites, at seventeen independently owned and operated campgrounds. We have plenty of room if you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Depending on the type of experience desired, there’s something here for everyone. From rustic campsites to camping resorts. Among the most popular are full service camping resorts.
Camping resorts allow campers to enjoy the camping experience with their own tent, camper or RV, or simply would be campers without the equipment can simply rent a cabin, lodge or even a luxury RV right at the site. Camping resorts offer the perfect summer respite complete with amenities typically found at any luxury resort. Guests enjoy heated swimming pools, fitness center, children’s programs and cable TV. Everything from spray pools for children to hot tubs/spas for the grown-ups, are offered. Some even have rewards programs much like nation-wide hotel chains. In Ulster County, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres and Skyway Camping Resort in Greenfield Park, and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Lazy River in Gardiner, and KOA Newburgh/New York City North in Plattekill all offer their customers this type of experience.
In addition to offering fabulous amenities, activities and facilities, Ulster County’s five camping resorts are also award winners. Each is among the top-rated campgrounds in the state for customer satisfaction. Individually, Skyway Camping Resort has been named one of the top 60 parks in the U.S.A. by Best Parks America, a group of independently-owned and operated RV parks, resorts and campgrounds that represent and promote consistent and outstanding service nationwide. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone at Birchwood Creek has won the franchise system’s Pinnacle Award, given to Camp-Resorts that rate 95% and higher on the inspection of their facilities, 13 years in a row. Both Yogi Bear’s, Skyway and KOA share the distinction of a five star rating from Woodall’s, the country’s definitive source on camping. These ratings, the highest given, are based on the campground’s maintenance and amenities. Better still, all of them are within a two-hour drive of New York City.
So what are you waiting for? Come to the country and camp— just bring a sleeping bag, we have a place for you to stay!
Full Service Camping Resorts
Newburgh KOA Kampground, Freetown Highway, Plattekill, 12568
845 564-2836, 845 564-2852; email@example.com; www.newburghkoa.com
April—October. 160 sites, tent, water/electric, sewer, kabins, lodge. Camp store, laundry, showers, flush toilets, dumping station. Recreation building, pool, fishing, children's play area, planned activities, themed weekends, NYC tours.
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground and RV Park, 17 Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
845 688-7405; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.phoeniciacampground.com
Year round. On the Esopus Creek. Restrooms and hot showers. Dumping station, electric and water hookups. Large firepits. Tables at each site. Seasonal monthly, weekly and daily rates. Groups welcome. Pets allowed.
Skyway Camping Resort, 99 Mountain Dale Road (Route 52), Greenfield Park, NY 12435
800 447-5992, 845 647-5747; email@example.com; www.skywaycamping.com
May—mid-October. 147 sites with electric and full hookups. Top-rated luxury camping. Beach, boat rentals, camp store, children’s play area, fireplaces, fishing, flush/dry toilets, hiking trails, laundry room, pond, pool, recreation building, hot showers
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres, 85 Martinfeld Road, Greenfield Park, NY 12435
800 552-4724, 845 434-4743; 845 436-7239; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nyjellystone.com
April 30—October 11, 2010. A family camping and lodging resort. Enjoy our pools, lake, sports, snack bar, playgrounds, and activities program. Cable TV for RV sites and cabins, and free wireless internet. Meet Yogi Bear ™ and friends!
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River, 50 Bevier Road, Gardiner, NY 12525
845 255-5193; www.lazyriver.com
May—Columbus Day. 150 sites; 128 electric, 88 sewage hookups. Dumping station, hot showers, swimming pool, boat rentals, children’s play area, camp store, flush toilets and dry toilets, fireplaces, tables, fishing, recreation building and laundry room.
Ulster County Campgrounds
Rondout Valley Camping Resort, 105 Mettacahonts Road, Accord, NY 12404; 845 626-5521, 845 626-4148; email@example.com; www.rondoutvalley.com
So-Hi Campground, 425 Woodland Road, Accord, NY 12404; 845 687-7377; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Kenneth L. Wilson Public Campground, 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt Tremper, NY 12457; 845 679-7020;
Romer Mountain Park, 55 Woodland Valley Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464; 845 688-7440
Hide-A-Way Campsite, 900 Woodland Valley Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464; 845 688-5109
Sleepy Hollow Campsite, 5636 Route 28, Phoenicia, NY 12464; 845 688-5471
Woodland Valley Public Campground, 1319 Woodland Valley Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464; 845 688-7647; www.dec-campgrounds.com
Creekview Campsites, 227 Creek Locks Road, Rosendale, NY 12472; 845 658-9142; email@example.com; www.creekviewcampsite.com
Blue Mountain Campground, 3783 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477; 845 246-7564; www.bluemountaincampground.com
Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds, 149 Blue Mountain Road, Saugerties, NY 12477; 800 246-8334, 845 246- 8114: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ripvanwinklecampgrounds.com
Saugerties/Woodstock KOA Kampground, 882 Route 212, Saugerties, NY 12477; 800 562-4081, 845 246-4089; email@example.com; www.saugertieskoa.com
Spring Glen Campground, 108 Lewis Road, Spring Glen, NY 12483; 845 647-7075