Description: Woodland Valley is nestled in at the end of a valley. Hiking trails abound, leading to Wittenberg, Slide and Cornell Mountains. Slide Mountain is the tallest peak in the Catskills, so hiking it from here is a truly amazing experience. The park's campsites are mostly wooded, with some campsites located along a small stream. The campground is a peaceful place to relax after a day of hiking or fishing.
Nestled at the foot of Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskills, and surrounded by Panther, Cornell, and Wittenberg Mountains, is Woodland Valley Campground.
Woodland Valley Stream contains cutlips minnow, blacknose dace, longnose dace, sculpin, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and white sucker. The campground serves as the trailhead for the Slide-Wittenberg Trail (the Burroughs Range) and the Woodland Valley-Denning Trail, which provides access to the Giant Ledge-Panther Mountain Trail.
The park offers tent and trailer sites, a picnic area with tables and grills, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, and a pay phone, most of which are handicapped-accessible.
The nearby village of Phoenicia offers tubing on the Esopus Creek, which is famous for its trout fishing; a railroad museum; train rides on the Catskill Mountain Railroad; shops; and restaurants. Within a half-hour drive are the Belleayre and Hunter Mountain Ski Centers, which offer sky rides and music and craft festivals also Town Tinker Tube Rental.
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
- There are frequent black bear sightings. Please take proper care of your food and garbage. Please read all rules and handouts
- There is no boat launch or boating at this park
- For day users, there is parking in the day use area for hiking. The appropriate day use fees must be paid
-You must sign for your own site. Have your equipment with you and be ready to camp when you register. Names of all campers on a site must be listed on the permit at time of registration
-From 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. Campers must register for their campsite by 9:00 p.m. on the first night of their reservation or the campsite will be subject to re-rental and all fees will be forfeited
-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
-Limited to 6 individuals per campsite and 2 tents or 1 unit of hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply)
-Campsites must be registered and occupied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older
LENGTH OF STAY
-Your camping permit can be issued for a maximum of 14 nights. From July 1 through Labor Day only 14 cumulative nights will be permitted at any campground.
-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
-The use of generators may be limited to no more than 5 hours per day and fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If the use of a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by the facility staff then individual use of a generator may be prohibited/limited
-Must be built in fireplaces provided. Only dead and down wood may be used for fuel. No chainsaws are allowed in campgrounds, and cutting down trees, alive or dead is prohibited.
-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
-At least one member of the camping party staying on the site must be mobility impaired (i.e. in a wheelchair or uses a walker) or the camping party may be turned away at the campground
-Is allowed at campgrounds with supervised bathing areas during designated hours when a lifeguard is on duty. Please note that there may be times when lifeguards are unavailable, and for the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Not all campground locations offer swimming, to inquire please contact the campground directly
-Are allowed with proof of a currently valid rabies vaccination in the form of a current year's tag or a certificate issued by the veterinarian. Campers can walk dogs on a leash no longer than six feet as long as the animal is under control. Dogs cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in facility structures, on the beach or in day use areas