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North-South Lake Public Campground

Haines Falls, Greene Co.

North-South Lake images: wildflower identification, wild turkey,rocks and waterfall

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Surprise white-tailed deer while hiking one of the trails at this largest and most popular campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Campers or day visitors encounter a good cross section of wildlife common to the storied Catskill Mountains at this multiple-use recreation area, just a 2.5-hour drive north of New York City.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Mixed hardwood and conifer forests
  • Lakeshores and stream banks
  • Mountaintops

Recreational Opportunities

  • Tent and trailer camping
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking, bicycling and horseback riding
  • Fishing, swimming and boating (no motors)

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This site provides accessible features that include some accessible camping sites for persons with disabilities, picnicking and equestrian recreation. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


600 Acres

Closest Town

Haines Falls


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Contact Information

Telephone: 518-589-5058
Address: County Route 18, Haines Falls, NY 12436
Website: North-South Lake

Photo Credits: Sue Shafer, Dick Thomas, Sue Shafer