Notes from the North Woods

DEC operates 52 campgrounds located on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondacks and Catskills. Fees range between $15 and $24 per night.

New York State's campgrounds are administered by ReserveAmerica, which operates the state's camping reservation system, and provides online and phone reservations for campsites throughout New York operated by OPRHP and DEC.

Reservations for campsites and cabins are accepted from one day to nine months in advance of the planned arrival date by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP or online at www.nysparks.com.

Campsites and cabins operated by the state serve to accommodate nearly a million campers every year, a figure that is further compounded when considering the number of primitive campsites on state land. Information on DEC campgrounds, including reservations, is available at www.dec-campgrounds.com.

Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

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