1 Park near Columbia, New Jersey
Oct 2015 - $39.00
Camp Taylor is a very nice place to stay IF you like this type of CG. Looking for a Resort with all sorts of fancy stuff? DO you NEED a concrete pad, 100 channels of TV, High speed Internet, 47-11 things to do carefully orchestrated for you? Then you probably won't like this CG. If on the other hand, you like a somewhat rustic place, no street lights, no highway noise, trees, nature? Then you will like this CG. From here you can take hikes up onto the Appalachian trail and a few other feeder trails. You are in a Rural Area, it is not a 5 minute drive to Walmart! However there are a number of places nearby to visit, farm stores, flea markets, a few antiques stores. AND there is the Lakota Wolf reserve on the premises. This is a MUST SEE.
The CG itself, the sites are spacious, you are mostly shielded from the site immediately next to you. There is a stone fire ring, not an old rusty truck tire rim. There is water with decent pressure and 30 Amp electric at your site. You can back in far enough that you and your car are not hanging out in the road ways. We stay in the 'circle' area, on a clear night you can set up a telescope and see the universe! no light pollution here!
Some times the wolves will start to howl! An awesome sound. Yes there are Bears in the area, we didn't see any.
Do follow the directions on the website and not your GPS to get here. Your GPS will take you up some REALLY steep roads. Camp Taylor is worth the trip. The people running the Campground are very nice, yes they have some rules, if you don't like their rules, you probably have issues any place you go. They are not onerous and anyone that can't grasp the importance is likely someone you don't want to camp near! - blues traveler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Close to several hiking trails accessible from the campground- ask for map at desk... the site we stayed in was large... utilities worked well and the internet was fairly useful (and free). This campground is a great location for mild to serious hiking in the Water Gap and the Lakota Wolf Preserve is interesting as well... great place to stop for a rest / showers and recoup' if your hiking the AT. Campground is about 2 miles from the AT accessible via established trails.
No pool but there's a nice swimming pond that was very clean and refreshing. Great place to introduce kids to hiking or embark on a very serious one for yourself / experienced. Ask for free hiking maps at front counter. (Elevation / colored trails... excellent) My kid loved the trinkets and "gift shop stuff" a good hike deserves a reward! - Jim and Ben
Oct 2014 - $50.00
This was an average park that could use some updating. Staff was friendly and helpful. The setting in the woods was nice and peaceful and management enforces quiet hours which we like to see. For the hiker, there are many opportunities. Bathrooms and showers are adequate but dated and cleanliness varied from day to day. It is a long walk to the showers and flush toilets from parts of the campground. There are portable toilets scattered about but this campground really needs at least two additional modern bathhouses on the back side for its size. Very few sites are suitable for larger rigs and access roads are tight. This campground is also expensive for what it is and there are lots of add-on costs. With a little updating and some improvements this could be a first class location (and worth the higher cost) but as it stands now its just average....not great....not bad. The main attraction here is the wolf preserve. - jrwalkerpa1