Round Pond Recreation Area

Hours of Operation

April 1 to Labor Day

Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


1348 Round Pond Road
West Point, NY 10996 1 mile west on Route 293 from Route 9W
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+1 (845)938-2503

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The Round Pond Recreation area is located in a rocky, wooded area, just 3 miles from the United States Military Academy, and 50 miles from New York City.

Recreation Area Overview

Call in sick and turn off your phone …GO CAMPING! Round Pond Recreation Area offers 28 RV camping spaces, 20 Tent sites, 4 Pop-Up sites, 8 Mini Log Cabins, 2 ADA Mini Log Cabins, 1 Rental Cottage, and 5 Party Pavilions. Round Pond Map. Trout stocked mountain lake, one ADA fishing pier, swimming beach, and hiking trails are all within walking distance from your site. Our main office offers services to include: Equipment Rental Center, firewood, bait, ice, ice cream, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, mountain bikes, West Point Fishing and Hunting passes and much more. The office also serves as the fishing boat control point.

• Propane gas refills/purge $3.50 per gallon
• Honey Wagon service $8 (Pumps Mondays & Fridays)
• Sewage dump station
• Bath house with free hot showers
• Playground
• Volleyball courts
• Basketball court
• Laundromat (coin operated)

Reservations and Services

Reserve Today! +1 (845)938-2503, 10am-2pm, Monday - Friday.
Round Pond Season April – mid November. Cancellation Policy
Reservations begin The Tuesday after Martin Luther King Day for Active Duty Members Only. All other eligible begin the Tuesday after Presidents Day.
All reservations require payment in full.
Limit two week maximum stay.

Check-in is at the Round Pond Main Office. ID to verify eligibility is required. Authorized ID card holder must be present throughout the stay. RV and Tent Site check-in: 1-5pm daily. Cabin and Cottage check-in: 2-5pm daily. After hours check-in may be coordinated with the main office by calling 845-938-2503 before 5pm on your check-in day.

Check-out is at the Round Pond Main Office and must be completed by 11am on the last day of the reservation.



RV Campsites
$27 per night / $35 per night Army home football and holiday weekends

  • 28 RV campsites available with water and 30/50 AMP electric hookups
  • Back-in sites only
  • All sites include a fire ring for campfires, small charcoal picnic grill, and a picnic table
  • Reservations will not be accepted for specific sites; Sites are assigned by size of camper.
  • Cell phone service and satellite connection is not guaranteed

Pop-Up Sites
$20 per night w/ water and 30amp electric $15 per night no utilities

  • 2 Popup sites w/ water and electric; 2 without
  • All sites include a fire ring for campfires, small charcoal picnic grill, and a picnic table
  • Reservations will not be accepted for specific sites
  • Cell phone service and satellite connection is not guaranteed

Tent sites
$10 per night Monday through Thursday, $15 per night Friday through Sunday

  • 20 tent sites available; no utilities
  • All sites include a fire ring for campfires, small charcoal picnic grill, and a picnic table
  • Reservations will not be accepted for specific sites
  • Cell phone service is not guaranteed




Mini Log Cabins
$60 per night / $75 per night Army Home Football and Holiday Weekends

  • $25 Security fee required at time of check-in (Refundable)
  • 8 Mini Cabins and 2 ADA Mini Cabins are available
  • Football and holiday weekends are a minimum 2 night stay
  • All sites include electricity, mini fridge, and table with 4 chairs. Porch with 2 chairs, fire ring for campfires, picnic table, and a small picnic grill.
  • No plumbing, must use community bathhouse.
  • Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests on a full sized bed and a bunkbeds (Bring own linens)

Rental Cottage
$150/per night (2 night minimum stay) $125/per night (5 consecutive nights; excludes Football and Holiday weekends) $175/per night (2 night minimum stay/Football and Holiday Weekends)

  • $25 Security fee required at time of check-in (Refundable)
  • Sleeps 6 on queen bed and 2 futons (Bring own linens)
  • Full bathroom with standup shower. Kitchen with 2 burner stove, small fridge, pots & pans, coffee pot, plates, cups, and utensils. Porch with 2 rocking chairs, fire ring, picnic table, and picnic grill.

No Pets and No smoking permitted.

Pavilion Rentals

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Bonneville Cabin

  • Accommodates 100 Guests for $175 + $25 Security fee at time of check-in (Refundable) Reserved from 10am to 9pm
  • Enclosed facility on the lake with a Range top stove, commercial sink and refrigerator, 10 8 ft. tables 100 chairs, Outdoor seating and restroom.
  • Private grass volleyball court and Horseshoe pit.

Recreation Pavilion

  • Accommodates 100 Guests for $150 Reserved from 8am to Dusk
  • Open Pavilion with view of the lake includes 8 picnic tables, and small picnic charcoal grill
  • Private sand volleyball court, Horseshoe pit and basketball court

Wood-E-Lo-Hi Pavilion

  • Accommodates 60 Guests for $100 Reserved from 8am to Dusk
  • Open Pavilion with view of the lake includes 8 picnic tables, small picnic charcoal grill and fire ring for campfires

 Happy Mountain Pavilion

  • Accommodates 60 Guests for $100 Reserved from 8am to Dusk
  • Open Pavilion on the lake includes 8 picnic tables, small picnic charcoal grill

 Mini Pavilion

  • Accommodates 12 Guests for $30 Reserved from 8am to Dusk
  • Open Pavilion with view of the lake includes 2 picnic tables, small picnic charcoal grill and fire ring for campfires

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Equipment Rental

For additional items be sure to visit our sister location Outdoor Recreation Equipment Rental Center located at 648 Swift Rd. Bldg. 648 or call +1 (845)938-0123.

Recreation Equipment
• Horseshoe set: $2/day
• Volleyball set: $5/day
• Tug-o-war rope: $3/day
• Football/badminton/Frisbee/volleyball/softball, bat and ball: $1/day
• Paddle boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Rowboats $6 Hour

Round Pond Swim Area

Round Pond beach is available to Active Duty Military and immediate family members, DoD Civilians and immediate family members, Retired Military and DoD Civilians with proper ID and patrons who are staying at the Recreation Area (Camping, Pavilion Rental; and their guests).

Beach Hours: 11:00am to 6:00pm, May 27 and 28, June 3 and 4, June 10 through September 4

  • All patrons must pay admission to access the swim area. The following options are available for beach access:
  • Daily Rate: $4 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 3-13, E1-E6 and Cadets, Free for Children 2 and under
  • Punch Cards: $34 for 12 punches ages 14 and up, $24 for 12 punches for ages 3-13, E1-E6 and Cadets
  • Season Family Splash Pass: $60 for up to 8 family members on one card

For your convenience, punch cards and daily passes can be purchased at the Round Pond Swim Area office next to the beach or the from the Round Pond Campground main office. Family Splash Passes can only be purchased at the Round Pond Swim Area office. For people camping at Round Pond, swimming is included in their reservation fee, but all campers wishing to swim must receive a wrist band from the campground main office. Children under age 14 must pass an administered swim test to be allowed in the deep area. Children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.



Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Reservists, DOD Civilians, Installation Contractors, Cadet Parents and Grandparents and those listed in AR 215-1, paragraph 7-1 are eligible to camp at the Round Pond Recreation Area.

Authorized User Verification: A valid ID card must be presented at check-in indicating proof of meeting the eligibility requirement.

Round Pond Rules and Policies

In order for all or our patrons to enjoy their stay at Round Pond, we ask that you follow our few sensible rules.

1)      The speed limit throughout the campground is 10mph.

2)      Management reserves the right to relocate or change reserved sites at any time.

3)      Mini Cabins, RV sites, and tent sites are strictly for recreational residency and are not party facilities. Parties may be booked at the Pavilions.

4)      The sponsor booking a site is 100% responsible for their guests and must remain with them at all times. Children under the age of 14 must be supervised at all times.

5)      Camping and picnic areas must be kept clean and orderly. Campsites are not to be altered, expanded, or amenities shared/ taken from other campsites. Picnic tables and fire rings are not to be moved. The Sponsor will be responsible for all damages and vandalism to the facility, picnic table and surrounding grounds. Upon departure campers are responsible for policing the area in the immediate vicinity of the area they have rented. A security deposit will be collected at the time of Check-in for the cottage, mini cabins and the Bonneville cabin.

6)      Fire in grills provided must be made with charcoal only. Fires in ground pits or fire rings may be made with wood. Open ground fires (no containment system) are not permitted at any time. All fires must be extinguished before you leave your site. Wood or logs for campfires cannot exceed the diameter of the fire ring. Round Pond Staff has the right to extinguish any fire too large or a safety risk; Example: wind or dry conditions

7)      Help us preserve our woods. Please do not cut trees or trim branches for firewood or dig up saplings. Only firewood that was purchased within a 50 mile radius can be brought into the recreation area.

8)      Dumping of any portable camping toilet water is prohibited. Dumping of any camper waste water, including grey water, other than at the dump station behind the bath house is prohibited. No washing of dishes in the Bathhouse. Washing of vehicles at the campground is prohibited.

9)      Firearms, bows and arrows, ATV’s, golf carts, gas motored boats, motorized scooters, and fireworks of any kind are not permitted at the campground.

10)   Pets are not permitted on the beach, picnic areas, and cabins or in the water at Round Pond. Pets should be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Management reserves the right to ask patrons with loud, unruly pets to remove them from the recreational area. All pet owners are required to present paperwork to the office for proof of up to date Rabies vaccine. A boarding kennel is available at Morgan Farm +1 (845)938-3926.

11)  Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in moderation IAW laws established by the state of New York.  Intoxicated campers will be asked to check out. MP’s will be called for failure to comply.

12)  Quiet time is from 10pm-8am. At this time please keep noise to a minimum and do not have bright lights shining. Campers are asked to respect other campers by not using vulgar language or trespassing in other sites. All daytime guests must leave Round Pond by 10pm. Management has the right to ask unruly campers to leave the premises.

13)  Swimming is permitted in the designated area within the floating buoy lines only and is prohibited after dark. There is no swimming or wading in the shores other than the designated swim area.

14)  Persons age 16 and older must have a current NYS fishing license as well as a West Point permit in order to fish at any of the installation ponds, lakes, or streams. Those patrons fishing should always dispose of their trash and not leave fishing line, bait containers or garbage on the shoreline.

15)  There must be a person over 16 years of age on all boats and everyone must wear life vests. Swimming or diving off boats, alcoholic beverages and horseplay are prohibited.

16)  Outdoor Recreation, the campground, DFMWR, and Army assume no responsibility for damaged, lost, or stolen property during campers stay.