Phoenicia Black Bear Campground - Catskill Mountain New York Camping


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Along The Esopus Creek in the Catskills

Looking for a romantic night? A Party with friends? A family trip to the mountains? We have sites to fit everyone's need. Nestled right along the Esopus Creek in Up state NY, we have a lot to offer for exciting getaways.

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Phoenicia Black Bear Campground is a beautiful camp located directly on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia New York, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains and close to Hunter Mountain, Woodstock, Bellayre Mountain.

We offer group




    All RV sites on and off the creek are $65.00 per night w/water & electric. (includes 2 people) - $15.00 extra for each additional person. All RV sites are 2 night minimum on or off creek. Dump Station Available. Weekend holidays require 3 night minimum.

    NO REFUNDS on RV Reservations.


    Tent Sites for creek and off creek are $35 per night (Creek Sites 2 night minimum), includes two people. $15 extra for each additional person up to 4 people total. (excluding group sites)  All Creek Sites - 2 night minimum. Holidays require 3 night minimum.

    Tent Rental - $20.00 per night 2 person tent


    Available for All Occasions, Birthday party , Bachelor parties, Anniversary, Family & Class reunions, Fishing Clubs and more !! Large Fire Pit available for group events. Groups of 6 people or more will be charged the group rate.

    $30.00 per person total for 3 days 2 nights. Call 845-688-7405   Minimum 2 nights.
    Holidays require 3 night minimum. $45.00 per person total for 4 days 3 nights.

    Group Sites - $20.00 each person -1 night

    NO REFUNDS on Group Reservations.


    Call 845-688-7405 for availability and pricing.


    Available on our camp ground located on the banks of the Esopus Creek, great for larger groups or a family day out. Call for reservations.

    Firewood - $8.00 per bundle

    All Dogs $5.00 each per night,  6' leash law enforced - 24/7 !!

    1 Car per site, Extra Cars $5.00 per night per car

    Children under 2 free of charge

    No electric on tent site RV sites only !

    Check in anytime after 1:00 pm - check out 11:00 am
    late ck. Out $10.00 each

    Helmets for all bike riders on property! - enforced !!

    No outside firewood permitted on property


Whitewater Tubing

For over 40 years the Esopus Creek has provided whitewater for adrenaline seekers to come and experience the intensity of the rapids on the Esopus Creek.

Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls is a two-drop waterfall. The dual cascades total 260 feet, making it one of the Eastern United States' tallest waterfalls.

Zipline Adventures

New York Zipline Adventures offers incredible outdoor adventure tours ranging from 'mild' family-oriented outings to a 'wild' adventurous experiences and everything in between!

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  • Jonathan H.

    I recently went to this campground with a group of 12 friends and had a remarkable weekend. Our campsite was right along the beautiful river equipped with a fire pit, picnic table, and plenty of space for our cars and tents.

  • Amy M.

    I was introduced to this campground 4 years ago and it has become my "happy place". No other campground will ever compare. All of the stress exits your body the second you enter and you won't want to leave. Packing up the day you have to leave will leave you longing for your next trip back!

  • Jason G.

    We love this campground! It's in the banks of the Esopus creek which provides fishing, swimming for our dog and scenic place to sit by a campfire at night and watch the moon. The place itself and its proximity to the town of Phoenicia make it a perfect low key place to camp and relax.

  • Anthony T.

    Absolutely perfect camp ground for those looking to get in touch with nature. The creek is the highlight of every trip I take there, and it's sounds are amazing to fall asleep to. I've been going every year for 8 consecutive years.

  • Tamara D.

    The location is great - not too far in the wilderness, just close enough to the gorgeous creek, and a 5 minute walk to the town center. The setting is beautiful, and a property owner that actually cares - always makes a difference.

  • Amanda P.

    I really liked this place because of the proximity to the touristy areas which were all within walking distance including restaurants, shopping and tubing. I saw many more black bears that weekend but all from a safe distance.

  • Ernest L.

    I came here last year for a weekend of camping before Warrior Dash at Windham Mountain. There is a nice creek that wraps around the back of the property. Sites are average sized and we had 10 people.