Camping Grounds Poughkeepsie NY

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Yogi Bears Jellystone Park
(845) 255-5193
50 Bevier Rd
Gardiner, NY
Interlake Farm Campground
(845) 266-5387
45 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY
Hidden Valley Lake
(845) 338-4616
290 Whiteport Rd
Kingston, NY
So-hi Campground
(845) 687-7377
425 Woodland Rd
Accord, NY
Welcome Traveler Court
(315) 789-2102
672 Packwood Rd
Waterloo, NY
Creek View Camp Sites
(845) 658-3949
227 Creek Locks Rd
Rosendale, NY
Long Pond Lake Family Campground
(845) 266-5076
260 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY
Rondout Valley Camping Resort
(845) 626-3400
105 Mettacahonts Rd
Accord, NY
Russell Brook Campsite
(607) 498-5416
101 Russell Brook Rd
Roscoe, NY
Jones Pond Campground
(585) 567-8100
9835 Old State Rd
Angelica, NY

Campsite Courtesy

"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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