14 Parks near Phoenicia, New York
Oct 2013 - $50.00
This campground did not meet our expectations. We pulled into the very narrow entrance road a 2 p.m. and walked to the office door only to find a note stating to go to the house. Where's the house? A person walking her dog, not staying at the campground, explained the house is further down the road in the middle of the campground. Fine. We walked to the house and observed the small river front sites. We knocked on the door several times and no answer. This was a good thing because we did not like anything that we saw. Old trailers, a pile of old tires, old propane tanks, close sites. We walked back to our RV and hi-tailed it out of there. This campground might be OK for tent camping, tubing on the river, but it was not the kind of place we prefer. There is a very nice state park not far away. - Buckie
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Spent the week and explored the area. There was more to do than we could do in a week, so we will be back soon. This was a great campground to vacation at. It was a pleasant relief from the heat of Florida and the grand kids love the fishing and pool. I still can't beat them at Mini Golf, but it was FREE. Also Sunday Breakfast and the Saturday Night Move were FREE. Plenty to do in camp and plenty of nice restaurants in the area to choose from. The area was very organic in nature and filled with lots of artists. An interesting place to visit! - Phyllis l
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is a very nice place to spend a week or two, they have a special discount rate of $225.00 for a week stay that is less expensive than any other place we looked at in the region. They had a large selection of sites to choose from and things to do like mini golf and a great pool. It was located near the mountain trails we like to hike and bike. Can not say enough about the owner who did his most to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We highly recommend this campground! - Dealing Dennis
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Arrived in afternoon, owner took us around to see what site our 40' coach would fit in. He himself was so helpful that we will be back. it is nice when you ask for something, the help don't say let me check for you.
Very good service. The site was very quiet. Some sites may be a issue. Big rig friendly. The roads can use a little tree trimming. - xflyhighx
Jul 2016 - $1.00
This "resort" would best be described as a traditional trailer park. Many "seasonals" are present. We spoke to one very nice lady who has lived there for 12 years. Our campsite was level and FHU under the spreading pine trees. Our site was way in the back, so it was either drive to the front or hike. The on-site cafe was very nice. Food was good. - moderate camper
Apr 2016 - $10.00
Nice staff - very helpful. Nice large sites well worth the price. Good hook-ups. Good stop-over. - morgan10
Apr 2016 - $1.00
We have been members of this campground for 29 years, the price per day without membership is $60 plus. We have seen it go downhill. They now allow yearly site rental and sale of cabins. Most sites are maintained but others are poor. Cable TV very poor, said they are upgrading. Water has a horrible smell. Grounds are well maintained. Restrooms are dated. - philandterri35
Jul 2016 - $55.00
About 3 miles from the Thruway but easy to find. Roomy, hard packed surface, level sites under large trees. No satellite reception but 65 channels of high quality cable reception but no PBS. The best WiFi access I have ever had in a campground. I travel with a mobile hot spot because of poor campground WiFi, but I did not have to use it here. When a camper had a serious problem with the RV the staff was very helpful with repairs and got him on his way. This campground is a good base camp to tour the mid Hudson River valley. - Travlin Tarheel
Jul 2016 - $49.00
Poor outside lighting. Shower curtains too narrow and too short. Lots of roots make walking about the site difficult. Pool not supervised. - LSM55
Jul 2016 - $64.00
Overall this park is very wooded and will give you the woodsy camping feeling. We have a long 5th wheel (42 feet) but had no problem getting to our pull-thru site or leaving.
Activities: The swimming pool is "heated" but not a hot tub heat, more like once you jump in you immediately get used to the temperature type of heated. The fishing pond is decent, however keep your line away from the fountain, our kids lost too many lures casting that direction. We stayed 4th of July weekend and they only had campground actives on Saturday and not everyday like most places. There is a nature trail that takes you around the outer parameter of the park and there are a few enter/exit spots clearly labeled with signs.
Staff: the staff was friendly and escorts you to your site. They can be seen all over the campground, cleaning escorting people, garbage pick up every morning, etc.
Site: for the most part our site was level, we had to park in just the right spot to leave room for our slide-outs and awning. We felt that we had sufficient room between us and the next site to still have that private feeling. Electric was good, cable was a little snowy on some channels, wifi was just enough to check email, water pressure was low.
The only downside we encountered, which wasn't too bad, was that the fire department is across the street. They also have signs in the office when you check-in letting you know its across the street. The siren only went off twice while we were there and the siren lasted about 45-60 seconds. - AJay
Jun 2016 - $56.00
Stayed here for a week while visiting relatives in the area. Has a great pool for the grandkids. A couple of things; first, visitors are charged $10 per adult. This was an issue because family could not visit us without paying $20 per day. Also, they charge for use of the showers. I think this is the first campground we have been to with this visitor policy and with pay showers. The space was very spacious, we not very close to any other campers. The park is very large and easy to get lost in. I think if we make this trip again, we may stay at another park. - LDJohnsonAZ
Jun 2016 - $56.00
Campground has very large sites. We had plenty of room and the site felt very private. It is heavily wooded and would be much more attractive if they took out the smaller trees. We couldn't get any satellite reception. WIFI is pretty good, if slow. Verizon hotspot didn't work - because of the trees? Having so many trees makes the atmosphere dark and a little gloomy, in my opinion. Nice place to take a walk with the dog.
Entry area is very crowded and this seems to be a busy place so check-in took a while. - UllaPool
Aug 2015 - $55.00
This is a very nice campground. A bit tight for our 43 foot motorhome but we had a nice pull thru up front. Staff was friendly enough but seemed too busy and unable to give us much attention. We had no cable service the first night and spend much of the next day trying to get staff to help/provide updates. The cable was restored but there were not many channels and the reception on most channels was very grainy. Very forested so no satellite. WiFi was very good. Many restrooms spread throughout the park but showers were all up front by the office. There were plenty of them as well. The showers were 25 cents for eight minutes and there were no controls so you couldn't adjust the temperature or turn off the water if you finished early. The hookups were fine and the sites in general were level and spacious. Lots of activities for the kids. About four miles from the interstate and the town of Saugerties. - VegasVagabonds
Sep 2014 - $65.00
Skyway is a lovely older campground. With the mega campgrounds around nowadays, I would hesitate to call it a resort though. Nonetheless, we greatly enjoyed our stay here in R1 & R2 with family members. The owners have run Skyway for 45 years and now their children help out. All of them are extremely friendly and helpful and contributed to our enjoyable stay. There were a few negatives. Primarily, they do need to address the access to the campground. The turns are really too sharp for the bigger rigs. There is a lovely area near the front entrance called Strawberry and would be perfect for big rigs but there is still at least one sharp turn to maneuver. The access to this area could be reconfigured and should be really. I believe the owner puts some weekenders up in the back (which is up a decent hill). If they want privacy - that's great, but if they want to use any of the amenities, they've got a hike. Everything is down the hill and most is across a very quiet country road (pool, basketball court, pond). Now on to the positives. We loved this place. Gorgeous sites - most were huge. Wifi was perfect all the time (perhaps they've upgraded since the previous review?), with several transmitters throughout the campground. Roads were graded nicely and we thought they were plenty wide enough. This is the Catskills which means lots of trees! We love that this campground has left so many lovely trees around - it was stunning this weekend with the fall color. But if a branch here and there brushing the top is a concern, ask for the Strawberry or Ridge areas,they're the most open and except for the one inital tight turn, the most accessible. There are quite a few seasonals - although some younger families have left due to the newly remodeled Jellystone nearby. So the crowd right now skews a bit older and quieter. Skyway is the type of campground to relax, do a couple activites they organize and then go find something fun to do on your own. It's not a go-go place. We loved it. With a few improvements, it would be absolutely perfect. We'll definitely be going back. - Gala62
Aug 2014 - $72.00
Review for this park dated June 2014 is exactly right on the money in every aspect. Office staff was very friendly. Ridiculous price for a campground with a pool. This park is barely big rig accessible, and not at all big rig friendly. Road to the park is narrow and roads in the park are very stressful to negotiate given the obstacles. We will not return. - Snidely Whiplash
Jun 2014 - $36.00
This campground is in one of the most beautiful areas in NYS. The Catskills are a great place to visit. Unfortunately this campground is in need of a make-over. The sign on the main road is hard to understand on where to "enter" the campground. The office help are wonderful and extremely helpful. The roads are very narrow with low hanging limbs and shrubs that rub the sides of your RV. There are old tree stumps, dumpsters, and large rocks on critical turns that make it even hard to navigate. It is NOT big rig friendly by any stretch of the imagination. About 50% of the campground is occupied by seasonal and about 20% occupied by park models. These sites are messy and owners' cars tend to block the already narrow roads. Wi-Fi is almost nonexistent and the cell service is very poor. The pool and hot tub are beautiful but also across the main road outside the park. Ellenville is not a destination, but it does have adequate shopping. We will not return. - User3766
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Nice DEC sites. No hookups, strictly dry camping. Good space between sites. Quiet and privacy. Few lakeside are hard to book. Best to secure 9 months in advance. Many sites OK beach. Good boating fishing and several good hiking trails. Next town north is Tannersville has excellent Mexican restaurant and steak house too. - Poper
May 2016 - $25.00
I have stayed her many times over the years. My recommendation it to book early if you think you want to go here in the summer on the weekends.
The bathrooms are clean the sites are spacious I have no complaints.
You will not get cell service or WiFi which is fine by me! - suze1125
Sep 2012 - $27.00
Beautiful location, though the road up to the park is a bit steep & curvy. Sites seem to be mostly shaded with nice spacing between. Bathrooms are a bit old but clean. - liz&denis
Sep 2015 - $44.00
Only has five 50amp sites, and they are very nice indeed.
Mostly paved roads, gravel sites, lots of trees. Ideal for
families with kids, a zillion things to keep the kids busy.
Somewhat steep angle turning off Rt 52 in a 40' motorhome,
likely to scrape at the rear. Go another street down to Dairlyland rd,
then Lake House to Martinfeldt and come in the back way.
Very busy in summer, and on weekends. Overall, a very nice
campground and clearly the best in the area. It was perfect
for our 4 day visit to see friends in the area. - macandphyl
Jul 2011 - $62.00
Great family campground, the grounds are clean, staff is very friendly from the guy checking parking passes to the guy cleaning up sites. The splash pool is great for little ones. The sites are level but could use more gravel as it rained on us and we had a lot of mud. The playgrounds are great and the kids love the fire truck rides. Fishing is awsome, the lake is well stocked and all you need is some bread and small hooks (we used left over pancakes). There is always something to do, if you get bored its your own fault. The ranger station is at the bottom of a big hill which can be troublesome, but it is well stocked and priced fair. We have been here 2 times a year for 6 years. To show how dedicated the staff is to their "guest" (I say that b\c you feel like one, not like a customer) last year there was a power outage and they gave everybody a free night voucher. If you live in NYC or Long Island I would go to this one, or Gardiner. - ej1332
Jun 2011 - $66.00
We camp here several time a year. This is is still a family owned campground that is super well maintained. Everything is clean and spotless. The pool is spectacular!! We will keep coming back. - Eagle75
Oct 2015 - $50.00
Picked this place because it was the closest one from my place of origin. Internet good, but site was uneven, on grass, no clear lines of delineation. Never found the restrooms. Several run-down buildings. For the price, NOT worth it! - NFRS
Sep 2014 - $25.00
$25 is PPA rate. The campground was nice and getting better. Under new management and they are putting some money in it. The views were great, but not very close to the highway (10 miles). There are a few full timers, plenty of sites. Sites are not very level (pull-through). Would like to stay again for a few days. - bbnh2000
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Pricy for what's provided even with PA, but much cleaner than others nearby. Spent most of the time in nearby towns as there's a lot to see in the area. We were in a pull through and never had anyone next to us in four days. - Walt Bennett
Aug 2015 - $23.00
We have experienced NY state parks that are well set up and well run. This is not one of them. The sites are strewn all over a hill side with cross roads that are steep and barely wide enough for a vehicle. Each site is identified with a number, but there is no indication at each "road" what sites are along that "road." Once the office closes around 6:00 pm, according to the signs posted, there is no one on site overnight. Of course, there are no hookups whatsoever. The place was OK for two mid-week overnights of dry-camping while exploring the area, but there's not much to recommend the place. The trash barrel at my site was packed full for two nights. The $5 surcharge for non-residents plus the $2.50 "transaction fee" (for showing up?) is the frosting on a lousy cake. I don't think I'd stay there again. - Jay Rutherford
May 2015 - $20.00
The campground is only five miles north of Hyde Park, where the FDR and Vanderbilt National Historic Site is located on beautiful route 9. So we stayed two nights without hookups near the Hudson River. The sites are not level but you can find some that will take RVs under 30 feet. There are bathrooms with showers but we arrived on Memorial Day and they were dirty and stayed that way for our two day stay. The host site was not filled and I think maybe the hosts are responsible for the cleaning? Nice hiking trails high up along the Hudson River going to the Marina and north of the park. Cottages are available for rent. This is a big complex of over 1,000 acres. In the park there are picnic areas, trails, bridle paths, fishing, two 9 hole golf courses, cross country skiing, sledding hills, snowmobiling and the Mills Mansion. - gsnakehill