Travel Directions & Area Attractions
Getting to Russell Brook Campsites
Traveling 17 West: Take Exit 93 (Cooks Falls)
Make Left Off Exit
At Stop Sign Make Right (Russell Brook Road)
We are 3/4 mile on Left
(Look for "WELCOME TO RUSSELL BROOK CAMPSITES")
Traveling 17 East: Take Exit 92 (Horton/Cooks Falls)
Make Left Off Exit
At Stop Sign Make Left
Go Under Bridge
Drive 3/4 Mile (Russell Brook Road)
(Look for "WELCOME TO RUSSELL BROOK CAMPSITES")
Affectionately known as “Trout Town, USA”, Roscoe sits near the conjunction of two world famous fisheries: the Beaverkill River and Willowemoc Creek. With the Main Stem, West Branch, and East Branches of the Delaware River nearby. Come enjoy our mountains, fresh air and running streams in the heart of the catskills. Enjoy the natural beauty and surrounding attractions that this area has to offer. We hope you will love your stay with us and return again!
Vintage joint dishing up American staples, including breakfast, burgers & wraps, plus cocktails. It is considered to be one of the busiest and most well known restaurants along Route 17. The diner’s parking lot also features a Tesla electric car charging station, which is both a rarity in the area and a sign of the diner’s eye on the future.
The Rockland House was established in 1865 as a hotel for summer guests. Vacationers came from miles around with their steamer trunks for relaxing sojourn. This family-owned landmark boasts the largest salad bar in the area, complete with fresh produce and delicious homemade soups and breads. The Rockland House is famous for serving it’s mouth watering Prime Rib, steaks, seafood, including locally raised Beaverkill Brook Trout.
Established in 2011, Farmhouse Pasta is a family-owned and operated artisan pasta shop located in the legendary Catskill Mountains of NY. They craft various dried & fresh pasta, along with their signature ravioli, using NY organic flour, local cheese and produce from surrounding farms. They see their ravioli as a means of packaging what is grown on the farm and providing it right to you to enjoy!
Courtyard Bar and Grill is a cozy bar restaurant with ample seating and family friendly. They serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, with a variety of soups, homemade salads, burgers, pizza and more. We also have a dinner menu with steaks, seafood and more. We offer outside seating and bar overlooking a beautiful golf course.
For over 30 years, Raimondo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria has been a traditional, family-owned and operated restaurant located in Roscoe, NY. They understand that there are no shortcuts when it comes to offering the finest selection of authentic Italian food. Everything is prepared daily from scratch using classic family recipes.
Situated directly on the bank of the famous Beaverkill River on the western edge of the Catskill Mountains, Riverside Cafe has been serving delicious food to local community, weekenders, fishermen and tourists for over twenty years. Homemade American cuisine is served here in a wonderful atmosphere, with generous portions and specials that change seasonally.
The former firehouse turned brewery has been totally transformed into a sprawling 1,600 square foot tasting room, bar, brewery, gift shop and kitchen offering up small bites that is open to the public year-round! During the summer months you can relax in the beautiful new beer garden, featuring live music and games on the weekends. Roscoe Beer Co is the perfect stop for day trippers and family to enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that Roscoe has to offer.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Their unique center offers arts and culture programming that aims to inspire, educate, and empower individuals. Their goal is to provide innovative, program-driven experiences for all ages at their 800-acre campus in the Sullivan Catskills of Upstate New York.
The Roscoe O&W Railway Museum consists of a main museum building, caboose, trout car and shanties. The museum preserves historical artifacts of railway transportation, mainly from the New York Ontario & Western Railway, which ran from 1868 to 1957 and helped foster growth in this part of New York.
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preserving the fly fishing heritage, teaching the next generation of anglers and promoting the future of fly fishing. The Center operates a historical and contemporary museum, an education center, and is a gathering place for the entire fly fishing community to share their ideas and experiences.
The fun park features go-karts, bumper boats, bumper cars, rock wall, mini golf, fun slide, arcade, Choo Choo Charlie, mechanical bull, batting cages and kiddie land. Winter features downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.
Brian was a man of principals. He loved his family, his country, and lived with honor. You knew he had your back. He was a Navy SEAL who went on to serve our country in the State Department. He made the world a better place and made all of us who knew him better as a result. At the end of a long night of revelry, He raised a glass and toasted “Do Good.” I asked him to explain his toast. He looked at us and said “You do good every day. You always try to make a positive impact on the world around you. Knowing this allows me to do my job and that I am doing good.” Again, he toasted “DO GOOD.” Then he walked off into the night. Those words are now the core mission of Do Good Spirits Distillery.
Resorts World Catskills is New York’s newest casino-resort with the closest proximity to Manhattan. Nestled among the beauty of the Catskill Mountains, Resorts World Catskills offers an unmatched experience in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. And that’s just the beginning. Every time you visit, you will find another reason to come back to Resorts World Catskills.
The Shandelee Music Festival encourages and promotes the careers of young, exceptional classical musicians through an annual series of summer concerts in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Concert locations include SMF’s own Sunset Concert Pavilion, Bethel Center for the Performing Arts Event Gallery, and public enrichment appearances in local schools and special care facilities. Founded in 1993, SMF operates as a private, not-for-profit corporation.
Outdoors & Recreation
The annual Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY, is one of the largest agricultural fairs in New York State. A six-day fair with everything to see and do from cows to cotton candy and everything in-between. Bring your family, and friends and free parking! It's an event you won't want to miss!
One of six covered bridges standing in the Catskills, aka Methol Bridge and Campbell Covered Bridge. Original build date is in 1877, and it is 32' long. It was moved to this location in 1954 for the entry drive to Mr. Carl Campbell’s hunting area, was rehabbed and is privately owned now. Originally built with Town truss design, it has been modified and is now classified as a Stringer. Visitors are allowed to stop for pictures and view the bridge, although minimal parking is available.
The Livingston Manor Covered Bridge, originally known as Mott Flats Bridge and more recently called the Vantran Bridge was built by John Davidson in 1860. The bridge was restored to its original beauty in 1984 by the Division of Public Works. Laminated arches were added to increase the capacity of the structure. The bridge is 103 feet long and spans the famous Willowemoc Creek, where visitors are welcome to fish. Picnic areas, group picnic pavilion (fee), and portable toilet facilities are available.
They are an 80-acre organic farm that grows fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, chickens, turkeys, sheep and goats for wool, meat and eggs. The on-site Renewable Energy Education Center consists of a 120' tower and 10kw wind turbine, 12.5 kw of solar electric, 64 solar thermal tubes, air source heat pumps, a straw bale building, used vegetable oil truck and furnace, LED lighting and other energy savings measures, which provide nearly 100% of their energy needs.
Beaverkill Angler is a full service shop with top brands like Orvis, Patagonia, Winston, Sage, Ross, and more. Extensive collection of fly tying materials and largest fly selection in the region. Quality guided trips on the Upper Delaware River system, Beaverkill and Willowemoc with experienced professional guides.
Trout Pond and Mud Pond Loop is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Roscoe, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
For the Fisherman
Catskill Flies is a full service flyshop that started in Roscoe at it’s current location over 20 years ago. They carry fly fishing gear: rods, reels, waders, clothing and all the accessories one could aspire to own. They are well known for their flies since all flies for local hatches are tied on the premises and their pattern carefully replicates the actual flies. They carry some of the best known product lines for fly fishing.
Come and meet Phil and Dave Eggleton, a father-son guide team located in Roscoe, N.Y. Phil and Dave are both NYS certified guides. The guide services that they are certified in are boating/canoeing, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. The season is here, so call or e-mail to book your trip now. We are now offering drift boat trips as well as wading.
The Beaver Kill is divided into the upper and lower sections at the confluence with the Willowemoc Creek in Roscoe, NY. Both sections support wild brown trout. The upper section of the river supports a wild brook trout population that increases as you move upstream towards the headwaters. Rainbow trout are also scattered throughout the watershed as a result of both natural reproduction and non-DEC stockings in private sections of the river. The DEC annually stocks over 18,000 brown trout in the Beaver Kill and seasonal anadromous runs of American shad are reported in some years from the lower section.
Jeff “Portzie” Portz - With 47 years of fishing experience and 37 years of hunting experience, his guided trips give you the best chance for success with little planning to worry about. You will also get to see the beautiful wildlife and scenery that New York State has to offer! Some of the species you may encounter include: bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey, ducks, deer, and always keep your eyes peeled for bear!
Hike to a hidden lake. Get wet on a river trip. At Al’s, they offer a complete line of products for the outdoor enthusiast to make their outing a perfect one. They are a Canoe and Kayak Outfitter for the East Branch of the Delaware River and Pepacton Reservoir. The East Branch is mostly quiet water with a few more active sections that are easily navigated with basic paddling skills. They specialize in trophy trout fishing for the Pepacton Reservoir and all surrounding rivers and lakes in the Catskills. They are an authorized agent for issuance of NY State Hunting and Fishing licenses.
Fish Species: Alewife, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Smelt, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Eastern Silvery Minnow, Golden Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Fallfish, Longnose Sucker, White Sucker, White Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Margined Madtom, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch
Although New York sets the bar high for top-notch trout rivers, few boast such strong populations of wild brown and rainbow trout as the East Branch Delaware River. In addition to harboring these two species, the East Branch is renowned for heavy hatches. The combination of wild trout and great hatches make it an angler’s mecca.
The Catskill Mountains in New York have several good trout streams and Willowemoc Creek is one of the most popular ones. It is actually a tributary of the Beaver Kill but its a rather large stream over twenty-six miles long. One reason it is a popular destination is that is has more public access than the Beaver Kill. All in all, it is probably easier to catch trout in Willowemoc Creek than it is in the Beaver Kill.
Here in the Catskills, thick forests, hidden waterfalls and cold mountain streams turn on the charm for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. And anglers continue to test their fly fishing skills at Junction Pool. Formed by the waters of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc, Junction Pool is thought to possess strange and mystifying currents, causing migrating trout to linger for days while they try to decide which stream to follow.