North/South Lake: 
Haines Falls, NY

by | Nov 9, 2022 | 0 comments

We spent a really enjoyable day at North/South Lake. North/South Lake is popular for its campground. There are many hiking trails and two swimming beaches on site and many picnic areas. 

The North Lake has a swimming area and playground nearby. The South Lake also has a swimming area but it was closed when we visited this summer due to a shortage of lifeguards. 

We visited in the summer to rent boats at the South Lake Boat Rental. The boat rental information is not posted online. When we arrived we were advised that the boat rental price is for all day so it is best to come early. The tandem kayak we wanted was not available as they were all out already so we rented single kayaks. 

The lake is not very large but we enjoyed the views and pulled up to the rocks on the side to enjoy a picnic lunch we brought with. 

Once we returned the boats we drove to the Site of Catskill Mountain House Overlook Trail and we hiked the few minutes to the clearing. We were rewarded with magnificent views of the surrounding areas.

Posted: November  8, 2022

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


874 N Lake Road

Haines Falls, NY 12436

Phone Number:



Parking: $10

Boat Rental Price:

Kayak: $15 per day

Canoe/Tandem Kayak-$20 per day

Rowboat/paddleboard-$25 per day

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Lakewood: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Monsey: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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