New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

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New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby CampADK » Sun May 24, 2020 8:17 pm

Today Governor Cuomo announced that State Campgrounds could open on memorial day May 25, 2020.

Of course this is new news and campgrounds aren't necessarily ready to go, or even have staff for that matter.

No details so far but first sign of bad news is that Bowman Lake is opening but for self contained units only.

As news comes I along with others are keeping the NY State Campsite Photos Facebook page updated. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/nystatecampsitephotos/

A current summary is also continually updated at https://www.campadk.com/campsitephotos/covid19
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby karen230 » Mon May 25, 2020 9:54 am

We are camping in a private campground this weekend. Their county orders say they were only able to have reservations for self-contained units. They were not able to open the bathrooms, game room, shower house or the wine hut (it was available for pick up only). So I hope everyone is able to get a reservation!!! We did not have plans to camp in FC this year so no rental unit on hold but this may warrant an email to Jim, lol.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby CampADK » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:48 am

As of yesterday the word coming from DEC is that campgrounds remain closed through June 18. That means Fish Creek will open at earliest June 19th now. It could be a few days late as they won’t have staff till next Thursday and they need two weeks to train staff and prep campsites.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:06 pm

I drove through Moreau Lake State Campground last evening. The bulk of the park was empty, but there were 4 or 5 sites with campers on them and one site had just arrived and they were setting up a tent and a screen house. The bathrooms, however, did not appear to be open except for the one at the beach/picnic area, nor did the water spigots around the grounds. There were a bunch of kayaks on the water and a few folks swimming at the beach. There was no DEC rep at the gate, just in the office. I didn't see any DEC folks driving around, but the NYS Park Police had a presence.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby CampADK » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:07 pm

Moreau Lake is a State Park not DEC that is why they are open.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby CampADK » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:48 pm

Finally! Fish Creek has officially announced that they will be opening this season on Wednesday July 1, 2020.

If you have a reservation that starts before July 1 and ends after July 1 I would suggest you call Reserve America to change your dates to start July 1st. By calling you will not be charged the reservation change fee.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:13 am

I bet all of you campers lucky enough to have July 1 reservations are deep in the planning and preparation stages! Good luck to all, have a safe trip to the campground and stay healthy up there! See you on July 11th!
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:23 am

Did the US/Canada border open on June 21st? I don't see any info on it except that the expiration was earlier this week. I sure hope our friends to the north can make it down.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby CampADK » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:03 am

Nope. Closed till July 21. Could be extended beyond that with numbers rising. Mind you low numbers on the Ontario side and NY has done the best of any state. It’s the nation wide numbers still increasing that is the big problem. I won’t be surprised if the border is closed into the fall.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:32 pm

Oh no, that's a nightmare. NY is in pretty good shape, even NYC/LI at this point. The southern and western states dropped the ball and are paying a heavy price right now, it's ugly in Florida, Arizona, Texas, California, Washington. They'll all be locked down again soon. NY/NJ/CT just mandated a 14 day quarantine for anyone coming from the 9 major hotspot states.
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:06 am

Safe travels to all of those campers lucky enough to be heading to the campground tomorrow! Let us know how things have shaped up. I hear there may be no vendors allowed, I hope they find a way in. I'd sure miss seeing Katie with the ice and ice cream as well as Jean with the wood (although we didn't see him last year either).

Good luck, good weather and good times to all of you!
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:12 am

OPENING DAY 2020!!!

I'm not even there but I feel much better knowing that someone is!
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:40 pm

Is it glorious?
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby CampADK » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:24 pm

Enjoy everyone! We are tossing in the towel on the 2020 season since the Canadian/US border looks to be closed indefinitely. New Yorks COVID numbers are doing awesome but with so many states out of control, it looks like we are doomed to no ADKs this summer until they get a handle on things so the border gets reopened.

OF MAJOR NOTE! DEC announced today that reservations will reopen Monday July 6th at 8am for reservations on/after July 10th. Good luck! Monday will be a busy busy day!
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Re: New York State Campgrounds to Reopen!

Postby d_s_144 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:53 am

Returned from FCP on Saturday, it was glorious! The weather sucked for the most part, but spirits were still very high. Hickoks and Donaldsons were a bit light on stock, but in operation nonetheless. Have a great time if you're making your way this summer!

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