New York’s popular Devil’s Tombstone Campground and Day Use Area in the Catskills will be closed for 2019 due to construction.

Officials with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation made the announcement today, saying the temporary closure is to allow for upgrades to the facility.

“As one of the oldest and most popular campgrounds in the Catskill Forest Preserve, Devil’s Tombstone provides a variety of Catskill visitors with overnight accommodations each year,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “To make necessary infrastructure and facility improvements, we are closing the campground this summer. We are excited to get this work done so that visitors can return next year and enjoy the many unique natural resources this site has to offer.”

Construction will be ongoing throughout the 2019 season, and signage will be posted throughout the facility to alert visitors about the closure. DEC will announce the campground’s re-opening once construction is completed.

DEC is contacting all current reservation holders. For any further questions or additional information about camping with DEC, contact the DEC information line at (518) 457-2500. Several nearby DEC campgrounds that may interest visitors include:

  • Kenneth L. Wilson in Ulster County – 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457;
  • North South Lake in Greene County – County Route 18, Haines Falls, NY 12436; and
  • Woodland Valley in Ulster County – 1319 Woodland Valley Road, Phoenicia, NY 12164.