Mongaup Pond Campground Trail is a 6.3 mile out and back trail located near Livingston Manor, NY and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible from May until October.
Directions from Livingston Manor, NY: Take SR 81 east for about 1 mile. It will turn into SR 82; continue east several more miles. You will be paralleling Willowemoc Creek. Turn left onto Mongaup Road / Fish Hatchery Road which is near the confluence of Willowemoc and Mongaup Creeks in DeBruce. Head north about 2 miles. The road will fork. Bear right onto Mongaup Pond Road which carries you into the campground.
Great hike in the woods. Lots of ferns and moss and salamanders.
Hiked up to hodge pond from beech mtn rd. was pretty easy, the pond was beautiful, hiked around the pond then decided to go back via the snowmobile trail that leads to mongaup pond campground, walked through the grounds and back up to beech mtn rd parking area. Definitely a nice day!
A lot of trails & game trails off site. Easy walk. Pretty flat. Swampy in spots. Good fishing for kids with boat rentals available. Good stream fishing nearby. Some good, wooded & secluded campsites along pond. Great family campground without the suburban & urban surroundings. Ameneties.
This is a great family campground, with canoe rentals and a beach on the lake. Major downside was that our site (44, Loop B) was next to a leachfield and quite stinky. Nearby sites were not bad. Did not detract from our overall positive impression.