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North-South Lake Campground

North-South Lake in New York is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary scenic beauty and historical sites. The campground is located about two thirds of the way from New York City to Albany, and is available by reservation via the ReserveAmerica website (https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/). The Amateur Astronomers Association…read more »

North-South Lake in New York is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary scenic beauty and historical sites. The campground is located about two thirds of the way from New York City to Albany, and is available by reservation via the ReserveAmerica website (https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/). The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York (AAA, https://www.aaa.org/) holds regular dark-sky sessions for its members near each new moon, usually Saturday, from April through October. AAA members bring telescopes and share their expertise. A friend of EarthSky provided the following comments: “Dark sky! Level ground for setup. Clear Milky Way, many meteors, occasional fireballs, comsats and the International Space Station (ISS). Lodging in local towns, or park camping, if you plan to say over.”

Deborah Byrd