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Catskills Region
Catskill State Park
Catskill State Park Cooper Lake © Ed Heaton
Catskill State Park Katerskills trail © Abhineet Sawa
This was is a small waterfall at the beginning of the trail upto the main katerskills water fall
CATSKILL STATE PARK
CATSKILL STATE PARK
The Catskill Park is a mountainous region of public and private lands in Ulster, Greene, Delaware and Sullivan Counties - the "forest preserve" counties. Ninety-eight peaks over 3,000 feet high form an impressive skyline. Its blend of public and private lands is typical of large parks in Europe, where people and unique lands have coexisted for centuries.

The Catskill Forest Preserve is the state land within the Catskill Park. Since its creation in 1885, it has grown from 34,000 to almost 300,000 acres.

An 1894 amendment to the New York State Constitution (now Article 14) directs:

"the lands of the State now owned or hereafter acquired, constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed or destroyed."

The forest preserve has thousands of acres of forests with meadows, remnants of old farmsteads, lakes, rivers, springs, waterfalls, cliffs, fire towers, bears, rattlesnakes and other wildlife, rare plants and animals. Also, there are hundreds of miles of abandoned woods roads and trails to enjoy. Today, it serves as watershed, recreation area and ecological and scenic reserve.


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Area Campgrounds
Brookside Campground
4952 Route 32
Catskill, NY
518-678-9729
Juniper Woods
1226 Schoharie Turn Pike
Catskill, NY
518-945-1399
Whip-O-Will Family Campsite
County Road 31
Round Top, NY
518-622-3277
New Life Campground
432 Old Kings Highway
Saugerties, NY
845-706-5797
Rip Van Winkle Campground
149 Blue Mountain Road
Saugerties, NY
Saugerties/Woodstock KOA
882 Route 212
Saugerties, NY
845-246-4089
Area Cabins and Lodges
Wolff's Maple Breeze Resort
360 Cauterskill Rd
Catskill, NY
(518) 943-1208
Rainbow Cabins & Motel
4930 State Route 32
Catskill, NY
(518) 678-3349
Riedlbauer's Resort & Golf Driving Range
43 Ravine Dr
Round Top, NY
(518) 622-9584
Cedar Terrace Resort
665 Main St
Cairo, NY
(518) 622-9313
Glen Falls House
Winter Clove Rd
Round Top, NY
(518) 622-9363
Baumann's Brookside Resort
77 Johnny Cake Ln
Greenville, NY
(518) 966-5218
Hamilton House
5149 Route 23
Windham, NY
(518) 734-3190
Gavin's Golden Hill Resort
19 Sunside Rd
East Durham, NY
(518) 634-2582
McKenna's Irish House
Route 145
East Durham, NY
(518) 634-7681
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