Having camped all over the country, I found the Kittatinny Campgrounds to be the most culturally diverse and the most party-friendly campground that I have ever encountered. I'm sure for those people who want to party (loudly) with friends and family while camping, this place might be great. The majority of sites had at least 5-9 tents on them, and groups of people throughout the campground booked several sites together and created "tent cities", with many more tents on them than that. I have to admit I've never seen anything like it in all of my years of camping. At 10 pm last night, we had Latino music blasting on two sides of us, and some weird electronic music blaring from somewhere behind us. The campers across the way from us played drinking games all day and most of the night, and didn't settle down until around 3 am. Walking around the campground, I could smell marijuana drifting from many campsites. Curse-words ran rampant. While people seemed overall friendly, it was definitely a party atmosphere; not one that I recommend for people who want to enjoy nature. It was simply the city moved to the woods.
While I didn't personally use the bathrooms, the friends that I was with did, and found them disgusting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kittatinny Campground has 350 campsites on 250 acres in both beautiful wooded and open grass settings. Located in Barryville, New York, it is the premier campground along the scenic upper Delaware River in the Catskill Mountains offering prime (Delaware River front and Beaver Brook) or wooded sites. A beautiful trout stream winding through an enchanted forest of hemlock and oak provides inviting brookside camping in addition to our open, grass-covered sites bordering the Delaware River. Join us around the warm glow of a campfire for an evening under the stars after a day of relaxed fishing or exciting whitewater rafting. Kittatinny Canoes offers daily trips for experienced and novice paddlers. Raft, canoe, kayak, tube, calmwater and whitewater we have something for everyone, regardless of your experience level! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barryville Base And Kittatinny Campgrounds Hotel Barryville