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people walking at Ulster County Fair in Ulster, NY

The Perfect End-of-Summer, Family-Friendly Event!

With summer quickly coming to a close, there is no better time to visit Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds than now! Every weekend, there is a new, fun and…  read more →

R/C Racetrack at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds in the Catskills

Feed Your Need for Speed

As our motto says, Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds is for families, for friends and for FUN! That's exactly why we offer several unique and exciting Fun…  read more →

flag flying for the fourth of July at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds in the catskills

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a Bang!

If you were looking to get away for the long Fourth of July holiday week, then come and join us in celebrating at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds! Everyone…  read more →

Member of Rip Van Winkle Campground holding his daughter in honor of Father's Day

Celebrate Father's Day Weekend at Rip!

All Dad really wants for Father's Day this year is to spend some quality time with his family. So what better way to spend some bonding time with Dad…  read more →

Group of people camping at Rip Van Winkle Campground in the Catskills

Camping in the Catskills

Take a step back from your hectic day-to-day schedule and take a step into Saugerties, NY - home to Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds. Saugerties, which has…  read more →

Girl petting dog at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds in the Catskills

Making Your Camping Trip Pet-Friendly

Here at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds, we believe that camping trips are the best types of vacations for people to bring their pets along, especially…  read more →

two girls swimming in the pool at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds located in the Catskills NY

Plan Ahead for Your Summer Camping Trip!

Spring is (finally) in the air and the warmer weather has started to creep its way in, which can only mean one thing: camping season is officially…  read more →

Kids playing on the playground at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds in the Catskills

Fun Zone Highlights

The primary focus is on fun here at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds. That's exactly why we offer several different Fun Zones to keep your stay with us…  read more →

grass and flowers signifying spring camping

Spring Camping Tips

After a long (and cold) wait, spring is finally here. And the beginning of spring can only mean one thing: the beginning of camping season. Warmer,…  read more →

group of campers gathered around the fire at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds in the Catskills NY

Campfire Season is Around the Corner

Grab your family, friends and loved ones because camping season and campfire season is right around the corner! For many, campfires are a favorite…  read more →

Pickles the Dinosaur in Saugerties NY is built to withstand wind speeds up to 75 mph.

Pickles, the Saugerties NY Dinosaur

Built in 1994, the giant metal dinosaur that looms over Blue Mountain Road quickly became a staple of the Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds. The dinosaur was…  read more →

Family gathered at campfire at Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds located in the Catskills NY

Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds Scores a Perfect 10 on Good Sam

(Saugerties, N.Y.) – Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds located in Saugerties, NY has recently scored a perfect 10 on Good Sam. Good Sam rates…  read more →