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Brookside Campground, Catskill, New York

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $40.00
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Sorry for the length, but I gotta VENT! Just got back from a weekend trip to Brookside Campground in Catskill, NY. We went there because it was close-by (within 50 miles), I had to be back home by noon today, and the other couple that was going with us was using their brand new TT for the first time - so this was a "shake-down" for them. We should have known that the weekend was going downhill when we arrived and were told that the sites that we had requested and paid for "together" were separated by 4 or 5 "cabin" rental trailers kept on-site year-round. So much for camping "together" and helping with the break-in trip. The music started about 8:00 p.m. on Friday, and only got LOUDER at 11:00 p.m., which allegedly was "quiet hour". About 4 or 5 large groups all tent camping, playing "music" from their vibrating base-stereo's most of the night. Since we were about in the middle of the CG, we got it from all sides. The music stayed obnoxiously loud until almost 4:00 a.m. When daylight came, people just wandered through our sites to go wherever they wanted; and worse, at our friends site, while they were inside the TT one evening, a woman stopped and "borrowed" their picnic table as a place to breast-feed her baby! When we asked about it, at the CG office, we were told that "It's a Holiday Weekend, so it's always like this!" Evidently the owners are only interested in packing in as many people as they can, with no regard to maintaining any degree of civility. The tent-campers came and went all hours of all days (7 miles to 24-hour Wal-Mart to "restock".) There were about a dozen nice sites (seasonal?) along the main CG entrance road, but these sites were covered with the road-dust from the people speeding in and out at all hours. To the point that people camped along this main road were putting piles of firewood in the roadway to create barriers to slow motorists down!. Saturday night a 2:30 a.m. power failure shut much of the music down, but it resumed once the power came back on at 3:30 a.m. Sunday night's midnight thunderstorm did little to slow things down. The shake-down went well, and we were OUT OF THERE, NEVER EVER TO RETURN by 9:00 this morning! Just HAD to vent! We camped at Brookside Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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