15 Parks near Rosendale, New York
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
Sep 2015 - $45.00
The park is very old and in the process of being refurbished. When it is complete, it will be a very nice park, but has a ways to go yet. Very nice play area for children with what looked like a nice pool. - living large
Jul 2015 - $46.00
This park was truly "in the wild!" Lots of trees and very unkempt grounds. They did have a small pool. Every time we went outside, we had to watch for snakes, which were plentiful. Most staff were not particularly helpful, but the owner was exceptionally welcoming and helpful. We truly felt like his main goal was for us to have a good experience in New York City. - Nibot
May 2015 - $45.00
We have returned for the summer this year to find even more improvements to SO-HI. We just love the rustic wilderness setting and the friendly atmosphere. The tranquil shaded sites give protection from the summer heat and make it possible to spend lots of time outside. Isn't that what camping is all about? The rates are very reasonable when compared to other campgrounds in the Catskills and the amenities are more than adequate.
I highly recommend this campground. It is family friendly and has plenty to do for those who want to be active and lots of laid back for those who want to be a camper potato!
I say try it, you'll like it! - Dealing Dennis
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 - $79.00
Stayed for 4 days. Very well kept and friendly staff. Will return again. Water park was excellent. - usmc616
May 2015 - $58.00
This was our first camping experience, close to home, people were great, they are doing a lot of upgrades and adding a new water park, not yet completed while we were there. We had a (premium river view site) that was great, with some tree cover. - big_country
Sep 2014 - $70.00
This was an overnight stop on our way to New England. The sites for 50 amp are in the back on a hill. The 50 amp sites are about 70% seasonal. It took a little maneuvering to get it but, was OK. Weak WiFi - Cable TV was good. Little pricy for what you get. Would probably not stay here again. - Larry Jenkins
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here with another couple 4th of July weekend 2016. Our sites were very nice and shaded but were bordering a swampy area and the mosquitoes were vicious! We ended up with welts on our legs even though we had a campfire going and bug spray on! They had an Elvis impersonator for entertainment, which was hilarious! (Mostly because of the swooning of the women in the audience and his interaction with them.) The staff is very nice and the pool is very clean, although we didn't make use of it.
They have a small "catch and release" pond for fishing, but the adjacent lake is not navigable because of the vegetation. If you are planning to kayak here, forget it!
The campground overall is very nice, but a bit pricey. If you consider this place, request an area away from the wetlands. - grumpah
May 2016 - $50.00
Campground is spotless, great staff. Very helpful. Breakfast on Mother's day morning was delicious. Great coffee! Lot spacing was spacious with a sunny/open exposure. Site surfaces were gravel and featured a fire ring and picnic table. Well kept grounds! - Cyclegirl00
Aug 2015 - $51.00
A nice park with friendly folks, level sites. Build on several levels, expect hills to and from any site. - ta96silver
Jul 2016 - $79.00
Stayed for 5 days over the holiday weekend and the park was filled to capacity. The pool was overcrowded and no one was here to enforce the rules, plenty of beer drinking in the pool. One night the campers behind me decided to set off firecrackers. - usmc616
Jul 2016 - $78.00
We stayed here over a weekend while visiting family in nearby Beacon NY. Didn't use too much of the amenities as family outings took precedence. However, the park seems to be very busy with a lot of activities. And, the staff was always nice and helpful. We will be back in the fall when the leaves are changing and will stay here again. - Our rv journey
Jul 2016 - $65.00
Office person, (older lady, onsite manager) was not very helpful. Had to ask about WiFi availability, over-the-air TV stations, site #. Was not escorted to site but should have been. Should have been advised to unhook towed as the roads/sites are not big rig friendly. Had to unhook car after we were halfway in and could not make a turn. Absolutely will not be back or recommend this place period. Worst KOA I've stayed at in a long time. - jc2
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
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Great county run park, much like a state park, very quiet at night as it mostly gets day use. Seriously unlevel sites but big. - Mcewena
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