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Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground opens in Gardiner

Thursday, June 11, 2015

by Sharyn Flanagan, New Paltz Times

A ribbon-cutting grand opening ceremony — conducted using an appropriately all natural “ribbon” of plant materials — marked the official launch last Wednesday, June 3 of the new Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground on Route 299 in Gardiner. The first public campground built in the state in more than 30 years, it’s been a project nearly 20 years in the making. Driving past the site over the last year since construction began has been intriguing for drivers wondering just what was going on out of sight past the entrance driveway. Turns out, a well appointed campground  with every amenity a camper could wish for was created at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountains. Within walking distance of the Trapps and Near Trapps, where more than 50,000 rock climbers converge every year and even more visitors come to hike the carriage roads and trails, the new campground will provide a safe and affordable base camp. Read More...