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DEVILS TOMBSTONE CAMPGROUND, NY

Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Jan 23 2015   Later Dates
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Description

Description: We regret to inform you that due to fiscal issues the camping season at Devils Tombstone will be shortened this year. The campground will still open on May 16th, however it will now close on September 1st with the last night to camp being August 31st. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Devil's Tombstone is one of the oldest campgrounds in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Its location, deep in Stony Clove, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Catskills, makes it a haven for serious hikers. The campground's trails lead to Hunter Mountain, with the highest historic fire tower in New York State, Indian Head, and West Kill Range. This is a small, primitive campground, with wooded sites and a small, shallow lake, Notch Lake.

Geography:

Devil's Tombstone is located in a rugged mountain pass in the Catskill Mountains called Stony Clove. It is rumored that Stony Clove was a favorite haunt of the Devil during the early days of settlement in the Catskills. The Devil's Tombstone itself is a large boulder that was carried down the mountain many centuries ago, by a landslide or a glacier.

Recreation:

The hiking is amazing here, and campers will enjoy relaxing by Notch Lake after a long, fulfilling hike. Swimming and boating can be enjoyed at North-South Lake, nine miles away. Hunting is allowed outside campground boundaries. Children will enjoy the playground and participating in the Junior Naturalist Program.

Facilities:

The campground's wooded sites have picnic tables and fireplaces. Water spigots are available. Showers are available at North-South Lake, nine miles away. The park also has two picnic areas with tables and fireplaces or charcoal grills, a children's playground, a volleyball court, horseshoes, firewood for sale, and hiking trails.

Nearby Attractions:

The park is four miles from Hunter Mountain, which hosts ethnic festivals throughout the summer season, with the sky ride operating, for a fine view from the mountain. Nearby towns offer restaurants, shops, and a movie theater. Tubing, go-carts, miniature golf, and a number of golf courses and horseback riding facilities are located within easy driving distance.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Information Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Golfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Paintball Games
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Theme Park
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Wildlife Viewing
Alerts and Important Information
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
  • This campground is designated as a carry-in, carry-out facility. No recycling or refuse disposal facilities are available.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE-You must sign for your own site. Have your equipment with you and be ready to camp when you register. Names of all campers on a site must be listed on the permit at time of registration
CHECK-IN TIME-From 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. Campers must register for their campsite by 9:00 p.m. on the first night of their reservation or the campsite will be subject to re-rental and all fees will be forfeited
CHECK-OUT TIME-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
OCCUPANCY-Limited to 6 individuals per campsite and 2 tents or 1 unit of hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply)
AGE REGULATIONS-Campsites must be registered and occupied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older
LENGTH OF STAY-Your camping permit can be issued for a maximum of 14 nights. From July 1 through Labor Day only 14 cumulative nights will be permitted at any campground.
QUIET HOURS-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
GENERATORS-The use of generators may be limited to no more than 5 hours per day and fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If the use of a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by the facility staff then individual use of a generator may be prohibited/limited
FIRES-Must be built in fireplaces provided. Only dead and down wood may be used for fuel. No chainsaws are allowed in campgrounds, and cutting down trees, alive or dead is prohibited.
FIREARMS-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
ACCESSIBLE SITES-At least one member of the camping party staying on the site must be mobility impaired (i.e. in a wheelchair or uses a walker) or the camping party may be turned away at the campground
SWIMMING-Is allowed at campgrounds with supervised bathing areas during designated hours when a lifeguard is on duty. Please note that there may be times when lifeguards are unavailable, and for the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Not all campground locations offer swimming, to inquire please contact the campground directly
PETS-Are allowed with proof of a currently valid rabies vaccination in the form of a current year's tag or a certificate issued by the veterinarian. Campers can walk dogs on a leash no longer than six feet as long as the animal is under control. Dogs cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in facility structures, on the beach or in day use areas

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.15298, -74.20662
42°9'11"N, 74°12'24"W

From the South: Take the NYS Thruway (I-87); take Exit 19 at Kingston. Follow Route 28 West to Phoenicia. At Phoenicia, follow the signs for Route 214. The campground is located on Route 214, approximately 9 miles down, on the left. From the North: Take the NYS Thruway (I-87); take Exit 21 at Catskill. Go left on Route 23 East to Route 9W South. Follow Route 9W through Catskill to Route 23A West, through Tannersville. Turn left on Route 214, 2 miles past Tannersville. The campground is located on Route 214, approximately 3 miles down, on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DEVILS TOMBSTONE CAMPGROUND
NYS Route 214
HUNTER NY 12442

Phone Number:

Information: (845)688-7160