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North-South Lake Campground

North-South Lake Campground
North-South Lake Campground (Photo: Marilyn Lamanna

Haines Falls (Greene County)

Why we love it

Although North-South Lake ranks as the most popular campground in the Catskills, its two beaches rarely attract big crowds, so you should have ample space to spread your blanket and help the kids build a sand castle. But what makes this place really special is the opportunity to take a refreshing dip after enjoying a hike to spectacular overlooks of the Hudson Valley, including the site of the famed Catskill Mountain House. And if you want to explore more of the lakes and their beautiful surrounding scenery, bring a canoe or kayak.


  • Sandy beaches with lifeguards, restrooms and showers
  • Boating and fishing
  • Access to hiking trails offering magnificent Hudson Valley views

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