As the logo indicates, the Leatherman family has operated a campground here since 1962, when the camping boom was getting underway and two-lane Route 11 was the main East Coast north-south thoroughfare. Many Canadian campers stayed with us on their way to Florida in the fall and on their return journey in the spring. Rozelle and Dale Leatherman were always in the small store/office to greet campers and show them to a parking place "on the hill" or under the trees down by the stream.
These days, most travelers come off of Interstate 81, which is about a mile away. Rozelle and Dale's son Lynn manages the campsite with input from his sister, Dale Ann; daughters Lyndsey and Erin; and son Chip. The tiny store is now a 3,000-square-foot facility with just about anything a camper could need. There's a full-service propane station out behind the store. Most of the campsites are equipped with wi-fi, water, electric and sewer, and more are being upgraded in 2020. There's a self-service laundry on-site and a climate-controlled bath house for tent campers.
Though we do have campers who stay with us for extended periods, this has never been a destination campground. We don't have a pool, tennis courts, or activities for kids. However, we do still have good old-fashioned fun--playing in the stream and fishing in the pond. And there's all sorts of entertainment, historical attractions, shopping and restaurants nearby. Stop by the office and we'll tell you all about it.