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North-South Lake Campground is the largest state campground in the Catskills. You'll find on many weekends that all 200+ campsites are full at this overly popular camping destination. The campground is ringed with many miles of hiking trails including the popular Escarpment Trail and the Long Path, make this a hikers paradise. You can find more information about this campground from the NY DEC website.

A short walk of a 0.25 miles from the beach area will take hikers to the spectacular views from the site of the old Catskill Mountain House. Another short 0.2 mile walk on the Mary's Glen Trail will take you to Ashley Falls. Hikes on different sections of the Escarpment Trail will take hikers to many spectacular view points including Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, Newman's Ledge, Boulder Rock and North Point to name a few.

A very popular and easy hike at the campground is the 2.5 mile North-South Lake Loop, a pleasant hike around the "lakes". At one point there were two lakes here, however the land between the lakes was removed to create one large lake. Another popular hiking destination that is located near the campground is the spectacular Kaaterskill Falls. You can find pictures of each of the campsites from the website.

View from one of the waterfront campsites at North-South Campground


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