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Kingswood Campsite

9.8

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General

  • Family-oriented Catskills campground 15 minutes' drive from Hancock
  • On the banks of Hathaway Pond for swimming, fishing and hikes
  • Free use of rowing boats and kayaks, and nature or craft activities

To the Catskills, and a chilled-out place to contemplate life, the universe and everything – Kingswood Campsite is a rural retreat on the banks of Hathaway Pond, 15 minutes’ drive from Hancock, New York, with stunning views over the surrounding hills, forests and fields.

Fill your days with active pursuits if you wish: around the whopping 766-acre natural site are lakeside trails, forest walks, a sports area, a playground, a supervised lake swimming area and kayaks or rowing boats to borrow. A crafts area caters for folk taken with creative spirit, and there’s an activity programme through the summer, which may include such antics as campfire cookouts and nature trails.

Alternatively you may wish to take the opportunity to shun such busy days, choosing instead to walk among the wildflowers, borrow a book or game from the library, or join a prayer group at the open-air chapel. Lounge areas and a communal campfire are on hand for those who’d like to gather together, and there’s plenty of space on each of the spacious sites for folk who need a bit of quiet time.

Don’t feel you need to drag all your own kit up here if you’d like to travel light: outdoor cooking areas are provided, and there’s all sorts of gear to hire, including Dutch ovens and pie irons. Firewood, ice and ice creams can be picked up at the shop, so you’ll just need to bring along the food and drinks (but please note no alcohol is allowed at this family-friendly campground).


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9.8

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Anonymous user

Great site close to oasis bathhouse nice and shady.08/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site and staff

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This place is heaven. Easy to find, signs brought you …08/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    This place is heaven. Easy to find, signs brought you in and well-marked once in camp. GPS, worked right up to the front gate. There is WiFi in the main barn, phone service basically weak. But that's what you get away for right?
    Staff was pleasant & available enough yet unobtrusive, all the current social distancing and sanitation in place. Latrines place strategically, common pavillions if you needed them. A gorgeous bathhouse above and more showers & real restroom in the main barn.
    Just enough " roughing it" but still amenities. Many there have been visiting for decades, this is an amazing place.
    The camp was basically quiet now, as towards the end of Aug people are concerned with their children and school. So that was especially nice. Dog friendly. Felt very safe traveling solo.
    The scenery is breathtaking in the special spot, nestled between the PA Deleware Valley and the NY Catskills. Will return.

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Great place to camp for a night or longer stay08/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesIsaac B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Great little camp area with friendly people.

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Perfect place to get away, great for family reunions!07/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesKaren O.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (back-in)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It has been thirty years since I last stayed at Kingswood. It was awesome to see the changes made throughout the camp! The sites are well-equipped and spread out. Even in the midst of COVID-19 (the camp has taken excellent precautions) there was lots to do: free boating, swimming, plenty of board games, hay rides, even a chance to help build a stone church! The staff was very hospitable and welcoming.

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    Wish there had been longer swimming hours.

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It’s calm here, no cell phone or internet, unless you …07/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesPete H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It’s calm here, no cell phone or internet, unless you need it, being a constant distraction. Instead it’s acres of woods to hike through, or places to sit and let the cares of this world waft away on the breeze.

    Disliked: 

    Can’t stay here all year

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Excellent site with clean facilities07/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    The people were so very friendly here. The sites were all well kept. There was plenty of activities for the kids and many things to borrow from the barn. I also saw their equipped sites, which I have never saw before. Love them and would definitely head back in the fall when I dont have to swim in the pond :D

    Disliked: 

    I wasnt a huge fan of pond swimming, although it was well kept. Also, this was a dry camp and it would have been nice to have a glass of wine or something. I wasnt really aware of that, but my fault for not reading properly.

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Anonymous user

Good site, great camp, amazing staff.07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (back-in)
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    The site was wide open, allowing us to come in after dark and still manage to back the camper into place.

    Disliked: 

    The site we chose was so unlevel that when we parked it was 5 degrees higher in the front and after doing all I could, I could only get it to go down to 3 degrees.

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Nicely kept grounds friendly staff great optional programs.07/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesAmanda S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nicely kept grounds friendly staff great optional programs.

    Disliked: 

    It rained but there was a pavilion that you could use that we did use. No signal at tents but camping is to get away.

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Super friendly staff, wooded sites, very clean bathhouse, cool barn09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesKathy W.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (back-in)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everyone was so friendly. We were just there for one night but we were invited to an ice cream social held for the whole campground where we cranked ice cream makers to make homemade ice cream. Had wonderful conversations with the church volunteers who manage the campground. And the site was wonderfully private with lots of woods and a little outhouse in the woods as well as a nearby full bathhouse. Great fire pit, platform for the tent, picnic table - fantastic. There was also a beach but we got there too late to swim and it rained the next morning so we left. Big community barn with puzzles and books if we had decided to stay.

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    Not great for views, although other sites might have had them.

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quite nature09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (back-in)
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    quite nature

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • 1500 Hathaway Pond Road, Hancock, New York, USA, 13783
  • Timezone America/New_York Eastern Standard Time (GMT-05:00)   GPS 42.0640°N 75.2847°W

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Local attractions

For more outdoorsy activity, guests can canter off into the Catskills from a horse riding centre 40 minutes away or play a round at the 18-hole course 25 minutes away. Hancock’s also on the Upper Delaware river, with plenty of public access points for fishing, and kayaking, canoeing or tubing trips available just outside town.

There are heaps of hiking trails around Hancock too, including short, accessible walks for less mobile guests and lengthier treks for intrepid types. More leisurely views of the scenery can be had on a hot air balloon flight from Preston Park, half an hour away by car.

Should you wish to reacquaint yourselves with urban life, it’ll take you around an hour to drive to Binghamton for visits to Ross Park Zoo, Roberson Museum and Science Center or Kopernik Observatory and Science Center. It’s also worth taking a wander around the town to spot the six antique carousels (still in working order, to the delight of the small sorts).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  1 p.m.

Kingswood Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations more than 29 days before arrival date are subject to a $25 administration fee.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Kingswood Campsite will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Kingswood Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Kingswood Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Kingswood Campsite? For more outdoorsy activity, guests can canter off into the Catskills from a horse riding centre 40 minutes away or play a round at the 18-hole course 25 minutes away. Hancock’s also … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Kingswood Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

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General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
Firecrackers and alcohol are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 22/06 and 02/09.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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