Sunday, December 24, 2023

Beaverkill and Pisecos campgrounds open for 2024 camping reservations

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On December 15, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that both the Beaverkill Campground in the Catskills and the Pisecos Campground in the Adirondacks will be available for 2024 camping reservations beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 19. Adjustments to campsite numbers and new additions were made at both facilities for the upcoming season.

“DEC’s Adirondack and Catskill campgrounds provide a variety of natural outdoor experiences and adventures that families and friends can enjoy together,” said Commissioner Basil Seggos. “The changes made this season at Beaverkill and Pisecos campgrounds will offer more ease of use and new larger Family Site options for groups to gather. DEC’s campgrounds are very popular and often reach capacity, so I encourage all visitors planning a trip in 2024 to make reservations in advance and early.”

Beaverkill Campground is in Roscoe, Sullivan County, along the Beaverkill River and will host 45 campsites. The Beaverkill campsites were newly renumbered this year and three ‘Family Sites’ were added to the facility. The site renumbering clearly updates and outlines the open sites in numerical order because many sites were closed and unused for decades due to recurring flooding in those areas. The new Family Sites accommodate larger groups of people, vehicles, and equipment compared to the standard campsites.

Pisecos Campground is in Hamilton County on Piseco Lake in the southern Adirondacks and is a new campground consisting of the former Little Sand Point and Point Comfort campgrounds. This facility will host a total of 98 campsites. The two campgrounds were combined to create the new facility containing two camping loops – the Little Sand Point Loop and the Point Comfort Loop. The sites were consolidated and renumbered and five Family Sites were added throughout the facility.

To help campers better acclimate to the campsite renumbering at both facilities, notes were added to the online campsite inventory to identify the individual campsites denoting the previous site number(s). Campers are encouraged to view the facilities online in advance of Dec. 19 to better acquaint themselves with the new campground layouts.

To make reservations at any of these camping facilities, call ReserveAmerica at 1-800-456-CAMP (2267) or visit the ReserveAmerica website

DEC operates 51 campgrounds and four day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve. The summer camping season begins in mid-May and runs through the summer, with some facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season.

Visit DEC’s website for more information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds and operating schedules, or call DEC’s Bureau of Recreation at 518-457-2500.

Photo at top: NYS DEC logo. NYS DEC website photo.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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