Annual Columbus Day Family Camping Weekend!

Date and Time

Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:00PM - Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00PM


North-South Lake Campground, 874 N. Lake Rd., Haines Falls, NY 12436,
New York, Catskills,


Registration is required for this activity.


If you've been thinking about taking the family car camping, now's the chance! North-South Lake Campground in Haines Falls, NY is only a two hour drive from NYC right up the Thruway, and considered among the most beautiful campgrounds in the state. Clean bathrooms and showers, and pet friendly. And no mosquitos! The lakes are very well stocked with fish (I've caught a lot of largemouth bass here over the years), and you can rent a canoe as well. Children under 16 don't need a fishing license. You can buy a 1 or 3 day fishing license online and print at home. Plenty of hiking in the area of varying lengths, and easy, moderate and difficult level trails. Kaaterskill Falls is the crowning jewel of the state. Dropping over 260 feel in two tiers, it's been the most spectacular natural wonder in the region for centuries! One of the tallest waterfalls in the Eastern US. It's a great, great hike to the Falls (hike to the bottom: it's more spectacular than the top side). Nearby Hunter Mountain is having an Oktoberfest Weekend (free admission) if that interests you, or you can sleep and read all day. I'm bringing both my road bicycle and my mountain bicycle (allowed!). I've reserved campsite 86 in loop 3 for myself and my brother's family, and campsite 87 to setup the group tarp and food, etc. Go to and select your spot (any will do), and then come back here to register so we know how many people will be coming. Plenty of spots still available, but don't wait to reserve. $22.00 per night. Get there Saturday afternoon, and leave on Sunday or Monday (Columbus Day), as you prefer. Each campsite is allowed 2 cars and 2 tents and 6 people, so we'll be able to share campsites. I'll figure out how to do that as we get closer. RV's and trailers also, if you have one. Questions? Telephone is preferred, but email if you'd like.

AMC Trip Policy



Click map for driving directions
Kaaterskill Falls, Haines, NY



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey



Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center




(best time to call: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM, except Thursday evenings)

I have been hiking with AMC on and off since 1999, and now am doing my part to give back to the organization and community which has given me so much. I enjoy hiking and backpacking in Harriman State Park in all seasons; road cycling in the Summer, and kickboxing 2 or 3 times each week.