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The best camping near Thousand Islands National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Thousand Islands National Park adventure.

Camp on an island in the St. Lawrence River in Canada鈥檚 first national park east of the Rockies.

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Bay Drive-In

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Redwood, NY
The Bay Drive-in Theatre is constructed on 11 acres of land that can be found on 45148 Bailey Settlement road, a half of a mile from the village of Alexandrea Bay. The capacity of the 2 screen theatre can accommodate 500 cars all together. The land that the owner is making available to travelers is in the back row of the theatre parking and surrounding wooded land for people that enjoy a more private setting.
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$45
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Titans Layback Spot

1 site 路 Lodging6 acres 路 Hammond, NY
Private road makes for quiet and private stay.. the elongated 6acres allows for enjoyable mini-hikes while still keeping the view of a beautiful lake surrounded by trees.. 3-4 miles away you have great hunting state land. Approx 25 miles away from Thousand Island and less than 10mil from other lakes.
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$175
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Hidden Vista of the Lake

1 site 路 Tent1 acre 路 Redwood, NY
This is a special, private remote lake campsite. You can only gain access by boat. The public launch is about a 10 minute canoe/kayak ride. By motor boat 5. Once there, secure your watercraft and you climb a trail to a beautiful flat area over looking the lake. Butterfield Lake is a Class B lake which means that the best intended use for the lake is for contact recreation - swimming and bathing; non- contact recreation - boating and fishing, aquatic life; and aesthetics. The lake is used by lake residents and the public for a variety of recreational purposes and can be accessed via a DEC boat launch site. Butterfield Lake has been regularly stocked with walleye, up to 4.6 million 0.4 to 4.8 inch fish annually (larger fish are generally stocked in quantities ranging from 5,500 to 20,000). Fish species identified at the lake include black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye and yellow perch.
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$70
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Better Farm

14 sites 路 Lodging, Tents62 acres 路 Redwood, NY
Better Farm is a 65-acre organic farm, animal sanctuary, artist colony, and retreat space. The property features forests, rolling hills, open fields, a pond, sauna, various paddocks for the rescued farm animals, organic gardens, a two-story Art Barn with local FM radio station, gallery, studio and recording space, and a second barn used for events. This second-generation property began as a 1970s commune that since 2009 has been revived and renovated to provide overnight lodging, event space, residencies, and educational opportunities for the curious and creative. The farm is 10 short miles from the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands of Northern New York. The area is a naturalist's paradise, with countless outdoor opportunities to enjoy from boating and swimming to snowshoeing and hiking. There are more than a dozen lakes within 10 minutes of the property, with cute towns to explore including Sackets Harbor, Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Wellesley Island.
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$40
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Kieren E.鈥檚 Land

8 sites 路 Tents7 acres 路 Thousand Island Park, NY
Learn more about this land:Looking for a view across the Saint Lawrence river. You can catch the morning sunrise or the evening moon rises. Sleep on top of one the highest islands in the area. On the clear evenings you鈥檒l get to witness some amazing stars. Even some shooting stars. The island is very much untouched and plan to keep its natural beauty
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$70
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Booked 1 time

SKY VIEWS CAMPING

2 sites 路 Tents123 acres 路 Morristown, NY
Learn more about this land:I have beautiful hill top Views Fruit lands. Located, between SEVERAL exotic waterways. The Great St. Lawrence River, world class Fishing t. We have gorgeous green scenery with amazing sunrises and sunsets. We are located perfectly between the Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks oswegatchie River flows into the st. Lawrence Seaway Valley basin. We Do seasonal activities such as spring planting gardening with activities for families children possibly have the opportunity to be their own Johnny or maybe plant a pumpkin seed in the spring and come back and pick it in the fall. We have a local Winery we are located near several harbors state land and a state park within walking or biking distance. We have several areas where you can access the water boat launches.
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$20
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Anthony F.鈥檚 Land

3 sites 路 Tents25 acres 路 Redwood, NY
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$35
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Cozy country camping

1 site 路 Lodging155 acres 路 Hammond, NY
LOCATION: We are located 30 miles from Ogdensburg, NY, on Black Lake. 40 miles from Fort Drum, a good commute if you work on Drum. Hubby and I do it everyday and it isn't so bad and 2 hrs from Syracuse. Echo's gas station is located 10 minutes from us and has gas, kerosene and propane. Great pizza and wings and odds and ends. Ogdensburg has Lowe's, Aldi's and Walmart. Thousand Islands is 20 minutes from us. Mini Golf on rte 6 10-15min. Langbrook Meadows Golf is 20 minutes. State Launch Ramp is 15 minutes away. Jacques State park has a beach. AMENITIES: THE CAMPER IS ON OUR PROPERTY 100YDS FROM BLACK LAKE. You'll have full access to the Lake. So feel free to bring your kayaks, paddle boards and canoes, boats and fishing poles (great fishing). We have some kayaks you can use too with lifejackets
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$124
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Bridge2Liberty Land on Wellesley

4 sites 路 Tents8 acres 路 Thousand Island Park, NY
This 8 acres of land on Wellesley Island is welcoming 鈥榦ff the grid鈥 campsite lovers. Nature walk-about will lead to a pond, woodsy area and natural stone structures on the property. If you venture to walk 5 minutes down the street you can stop by the ice cream shop before walking across the beautiful Wellesley Island Bridge where you will get a spectacular view of ships passing underneath and the landscape of land, water and sky. It is conveniently located 1.3 miles from the State Park where you can rent a boat, hike, bike and visit a playground and beach. Within 2 minutes from 2 golf course. 5 minutes from TI Park, tiparkcorp.com, you can rent a bike, go to the playground, hiking, restraints and jump off the dock at the pavilion. 3 miles from the Canadian boarder. We look forward to hosting you on the Island!
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$50
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Dandelion Homestead

4 sites 路 Tents52 acres 路 Natural Bridge, NY
Dandelion Homestead is a beautiful wooded farm in the Adirondack foothills. We consider ourselves stewards of our land, and thus draw from permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and other natural farming methods to rebuild soil and ecosystem health, raise delicious food and happy animals. We have a rabbit colony, a couple horses, and a family of miniature donkeys too! We're happy to give you a tour and introduction to them. You'll love seeing our historic bank barn, and Momma Donk is guaranteed to win you over with her love of ear scratches. We offer primitive tent campsites. No electric or toilets are available at this time. However, we can offer a number of services and rentals, including all of the camping gear you could need. Want the fun of camping without the half day spent setting up? Let us know, we'll have a tent ready and waiting with cots, camp kitchen and supplies ready to go! Most of the property is woods (pine plantation and natural hard wood forest) crisscrossed by park like trails. You can count on finding some peace and solitude if that is what you desire. Also, there are many state parks, preserves, lakes, rivers and other enjoyable attractions nearby. Our hilltop campsite is a dark site, and you can get a wonderful, clear view of the stars! Nearby Attractions include: - Baker Woods Preserve - Turning Point Park - New York Zoo - Numerous Adirondacks parks, hikes and peaks - within day trip distance of the Thousand Islands and the Wild Center! Note that this property is near Fort Drum, so sometimes you can hear their munitions practice in the distance.
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Lake Bonaparte Marina & Campground

1 site 路 RV5 acres 路 Harrisville, NY
Lake Bonaparte Marina & Campground is full-service and full-hookup campground for RVs only. Waterfront property with on-site restaurant. We have boat slips available for rent for additional fees. Located just miles from the Adirondak Park, we have a beautiful seasonal property that is great for relaxation, on-the-water fun, and even access to hundreds of miles of off-road trails.
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Della Terra Retreat

4 sites 路 TentsCastorland, NY
Rustic remnants of aged farm equipment mark the history of this property. A small, stone-formed wall segments parts of the woodland, creating imagery of how the landscape was used in the past. Now the land is used for a small organic farm endeavor. Our vision is to incubate and foster the innate connection that humanity has with nature, providing an environment that detaches individuals from the fast paced humdrum of a world filled with distractions. Learn more about this land:My wife and I聽moved to North Country New York, after living in NYC. We started a small-scale, bio-intensive farm in 2017. Depending on the season of your trip, you will be able to experience our farm operations, and reap the benefits of the harvest. We have 5.25 acres of land, which is 3 acres woodland, and about 2.25 acres of open meadow.聽There are multiple sites to pitch a tent in the woods. There are areas that I am designating for small cabin structures, which will聽be built this year. We could accommodate a small RV, or pop-up camper.聽聽We also have a 12'x24' cabin. There is a small oven and a propane grill for cooking. There is solar power, which provides electricity needs. We use Luci Lamps for lighting. They are inflatable, solar-powered lights, made by Mpowerd. Overall, our property is nestled in a very rustic/rural enclave. The property is on a road that is 5 miles long, which only has about 18 houses on it. I聽find the environment to be extremely serene and rejuvenating.
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$25
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The best camping near Thousand Islands National Park guide

Overview

About

Along the St. Lawrence River, straddling the border between Canada and the United States, Thousand Islands National Park doesn鈥檛 include thousands of islands, but it does protect roughly 20 of the region鈥檚 many isles. Popular for kayaking, picnicking, and convenient camping getaways, the park is about 175 kilometres north of Syracuse, New York. The Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre, with a small oTENTik (platform tent) camping area, is along the 1000 Islands Parkway between the eastern Ontario towns of Gananoque and Brockville. You can also camp on a dozen of the park islands that you can reach by canoe, kayak, or water taxi.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for convenient glamping: Mallorytown Landing
  • Best for kayak camping: McDonald Island
  • Best for a quiet island getaway: Mulcaster Island

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve 27 of the park鈥檚 campsites, as well as oTENTiks located on the mainland and on MacDonald and Gordon islands, via the Parks Canada online reservations system.
  2. Reservations open for the season in mid-January. The park also has 34 island campsites that are first-come, first-served.
  3. If you don鈥檛 have your own boat, remember to book a spot on one of the water taxis that take campers to the islands, or reserve a kayak, canoe, or other boat rental.

When to go

Thousand Islands National Park is open from mid-May through mid-October. Weekdays throughout the season are less crowded than weekends. While the park is busiest in July and August and during Canadian and U.S. long weekends, the best time to visit is in the fall, when the weather is usually comfortable and the trees take on their autumn colors. Another good time to come is the first half of June, which is typically less crowded than mid-summer.

Know before you go

  • Though located in Ontario, Thousand Islands is closer to Montreal (225 kilometres) than to Toronto (320 kilometres).
  • Both Ganaoque and Brockville have supermarkets and other stores stocking supplies for campers. Kingston, the region鈥檚 largest town, is 30 minute鈥檚 drive west of Gananoque.
  • Check the park website for local boat companies that can shuttle you to the islands and for canoe, kayak, and other boat rentals.
  • None of the park islands have shops or services, other than boat launches and composting toilets, so pack everything in and out. Central Grenadier is the only island with drinking water.

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