Camping at Nickerson Park Campground in the Catskills

camping fire

Looking for a new camping spot? I checked out Nickerson Park Campground as a recommendation from my friend and love, love, loved it! I have been going to the same campground the past few years by the Delaware River gap, which is always so much fun, but Nickerson was something else. Here’s the quick to know details about this specific campground for a honking time:

Where: Nickerson Park Campground in the Catskills Mountains, 378 Strykeer Road, New York (upstate)

How to Get There: Exit 21 off I-87 and about a 45 minutes ride through the towns. About 3.5 hours from NYC.

Price:  $30 per person. 4 people for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) including water and electricity!! $20 per extra person

Amenities: Electricity socket, running water, huge spaces, free use of pool, basketball, arcade games, free access to river! Nice bathrooms and showers.

camping pool

Tips: 

1. Bring a surge protector so many cell phones and cameras can connect to charge. I and my friends got cell phone service the entire time we were there! The running water has a ledge so it was easy to brush our teeth, fill up multiple bottles of water, and wash off any dirt.

2. There are multiple benches and fire pits which you can move to wherever you want. The sites are off the road so you get privacy and you can bring an RV if you like. The area is beautiful and you’re on top of the Catskills – great mountains and star viewing.

3. River is great to enter but slippery! Wear boat shoes – we fell! We bought tubes but ran out of time to go tubing down the river. There are specific entrances or you can tube in the pool like we did floating around, close to towels and drinks on a table nearby.

camping bbq

By far, this was the nicest campground and you can’t even hear your neighbors that seem far and close at the same time. The sites are spread out, the showers and bathrooms have hot water, and you can openly drink. What more can you ask for? I’m gladly going back!

Where do you enjoy camping?