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Let Mom know how thankful you are for her! Bring her camping and let her relax for the weekend. We'll have coffee and danish in the store on Sunday. It's mom's day so her coffee and danish is on us! Note: Freshwater swimming is available in the Plattekill Creek.  The pool is not open at this time.


Relive the simple pleasures of days long gone.  Leave the electronics at home and bring a board game, a yo-yo, a hula hoop, and a deck of cards instead.  Take a long walk.  Have a long talk.  Spend your weekend living on Rip's time- not the world's.  You'll go home feeling refreshed, like you've had a 20 year nap! Note: Freshwater swimming is available in the Plattekill Creek.  The pool is not open at this time.    


Let's honor our fallen and enjoy what they fought so hard for - our family, our friends, and our freedom!


Join us for a scavenger hunt! There will be hunts for all ages!



Come celebrate the great outdoors at Rip Van Winkle Campground! Join us in the early evening for stories and roasted marshmallows by the fire!


This is Dad's time to kick back and relax! Fish, race on the RC track, or relax by the fire. Come in to the store Sunday morning for coffee and danish. Danish is free for dads, of course!


Now's the time to see what a good old-fashioned swimming hole formed by a cool mountain stream feels like. If the stream's too cool, try our heated pool! Or take a scenic drive into the mountains and see what tubing on the Esopus is like. There are lots of ways to cool off in the land of Rip Van Winkle!



Enjoy our trout fishing, Bass fishing, pedal boats, horseshoes, hayrides, bingo, RC track (bring your own cars), outdoor games, swimming, bingo, arcade, and movies. Saugerties hosts Independence Day parade, car show, events at Cantine Field, and Fireworks.


Cook up some western grub and enter the cook-off contest! Try it over the fire for a really amazing flavor! Categories of Judging: Best Meat, Chili, and Dessert. Cook-off participants sign up in the office before noon on Saturday for instructions. Judging at 5:00pm. Potluck dinner open to everyone, 5:30pm (Please bring a dish to share if you don't enter the cook-off contest.).


Pool games, music, snacks and so much fun you won't want to leave!


Christmas is magical, especially in the land of Rip Van Winkle! Bring your Holiday Spirit and decorations! Site decorating contest, kids coloring contest, and a visit by Santa tops it off!



Let's relive the simple pleasures of days long gone. Forget the electronics at home, say good-bye to your worries for the weekend and just enjoy each and every moment.


Summer goes by quickly, so enjoy it while you can. Take a hike on one of the many hiking trails in the area. Letterbox, GeoCache, swim, shop or go sightseeing! Ice Cream Social on Saturday ($).


Make this weekend whatever you want it to be. Take advantage of all Rip Van Winkle has to offer or go out and about. We're happy to offer suggestions – just ask! Whatever you choose, join us for games and marshmallows around the fire on Friday!


Where can you watch a calf be born, go to a concert, go on amusement park rides, all while drinking a fresh-from-the-cow milkshake? The Dutchess County Fair! The amazing things to see and do at the Fair don't end there! Visit the Dutchess County Fair for an experience of a lifetime!