Adirondack State Park

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About Adirondack State Park

Snaked with well-manicured hiking trails that are canvassed with secondary sunset oranges, soundtracked by the calls of the courting cardinals, West Point State Park is a living, breathing oasis amongst New York’s Appalachians Mountains. Sitting atop of Bear Mountain, you’re inundated by moating hardwoods from your hawk-eye’s perspective―and be sure to pack-up a basket of your favorite picnic foods and a quilted blanket. And, If the healthy populations of endemic fauna hasn’t quite satiated the National Geographic photographer within you, be sure to visit the not so well-off animals at the area’s adjacent wildlife rehabilitation center and zoo; it’s a much safer outlet to get up close and personal to Appalachia's black bears. Aside from the pristine landscapes that envelop the park, you can also cozy-up in one of Bear Mountain’s furnished cabins that would even make the hardest outdoorsman (or woman) green with appliance envy.

Campgrounds in Adirondack

Saranac Lake Islands Campground

1. Saranac Lake Islands Campground

Chill out, man, you're on island time. When you head out to The Lower Saranac Lake Islands, you'll get your pick of island sites, dinner just...

Mario
Mario: Stayed overnight at campsite #6 on Sable Island. From the further launch ramp on Lower Saranac Lake, our island was about 2...
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Forked Lake Campground

2. Forked Lake Campground

Forked Campground balances remoteness and accessibility. When you arrive at the grounds, you'll have easy parking and a handful of back-in sites...

Shannon
Shannon: I've done some extensive camping and this was one of the coolest camping experiences! All sites are available only by hiking...
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Fish Creek Pond Campground

3. Fish Creek Pond Campground

With a name like Fish Creek Pond Campground, you know the fishing’s good here. Cast a line in one of the nearby streams, lakes, or rivers to catch...

Kristin
Kristin: Fish creek was a great quiet campground! Our tent site was located on the edge of the lake; the sunsets were beautiful! If you...
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Ausable Point Campground

4. Ausable Point Campground

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; stay at one of the campsites at Ausable Point Campground and look across Lake Champlain—you might see...

Rebecca
Rebecca : This is a beautiful campground, with some sites on the water. Very family friendly. Close to Montreal Canada and Burlington Vt.
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Alger Island Campground

5. Alger Island Campground

On Alger Island you won’t be a cast away, but you might not want to come back to the mainland! Located on the Fourth Lake of the Fulton Chain of...

Hannah
Hannah: We were a group of 6 friends that camped on Alger Island for two nights in the end of August. The sites here are boat in sites...
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Luzerne Campground

6. Luzerne Campground

Luzerne Campground has a little somethin’ special for every animal of your family—your wildest child, outrageous buddy, puppy or horse. This place...

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Eighth Lake Campground

7. Eighth Lake Campground

Eighth Lake Campground is perfect for all ya'll waterbugs! Spending your daze on the lake? Dive into fishing, powerboating, canoeing, sailing and...

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Lake Harris Campground

8. Lake Harris Campground

Dust off your canoe and hiking boots! On the northern shore of 275 acre Lake Harris, lies a glorious campground swimming in activities and...

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Meacham Lake Campground

9. Meacham Lake Campground

Over 200 sites scattered about the north and west shores of Meacham Lake are the only signs of civilization you’ll see here. Aside from being a...

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Northampton Beach Campground

10. Northampton Beach Campground

Hey now, you rowdy campers and lovers of adventure, Northampton Beach Campground was created especially for you! This is the place where the...

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Hearthstone Point Campground

11. Hearthstone Point Campground

Camping with a. . . diverse group? No sweat, we've got you covered. Plan your next group getaway at Hearthstone Point Campground, and you'll keep...

Jerry
Jerry : Spent 3 nights over Memorial Day Weekend 2015. Had site down the hill just off the Lake. Site was okay, but the facilities were...
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Meadowbrook Campground

12. Meadowbrook Campground

Visiting the Village of Lake Placid or the popular Olympic training venues nearby? Then stay for a night or two at Meadowbrook Campground, since...

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Indian Lake Islands Campground

13. Indian Lake Islands Campground

It's time to get wild! Indian Lake Island is the most popular campground in the Adirondacks. And it ain’t hard to see why—each site is located...

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Glen Island Group Campground

14. Glen Island Group Campground

Hankering for a private-island getaway (and really, who isn’t?)? Then round up your best buds and head out to the group campground on Glen Island,...

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Lincoln Pond Campground

15. Lincoln Pond Campground

Plan your next secluded escape at Lincoln Pond Campground. Your tribe can choose from a “primitive site” (for a more true-to-nature-vibe) or a...

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Paradox Lake Campground

16. Paradox Lake Campground

The paradox of life for campers—how can you be conveniently close to home but feel as though you’re living that woodsy outdoor life? Paradox Lake...

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Rogers Rock Campground

17. Rogers Rock Campground

Roger Rock Campground is the prime place to rock out with the whole fam-bam! The grounds are situated on the northern end of Lake George, making...

Quinton
Quinton: Stayed here on memorial day weekend. The camp grounds are wonderfully well kept and clean. The DEC staff, rangers, police were...
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Wilmington Notch Campground

18. Wilmington Notch Campground

It smells a little fishy at Wilmington Notch Campground… because the fishing is just so darn good! The campsites here are nestled next to the...

Christine
Christine: Small campsite with sites being very close together. Not much privacy (or space) between them. Highway runs alongside the...
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Brown Tract Pont Campground

19. Brown Tract Pont Campground

Sssh. You heard it here first—Brown Tract Pond Campground is generally tourist-free and one of the best kept secrets in Upstate New York. Located...

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Lewey Lake Campground

20. Lewey Lake Campground

The Adirondack Mountains are wild, quirky, and oh-so-lovable. Don’t believe us? Head to the Lewey Lake Campground where you’ll find two awesome...

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Nicks Lake Campground

21. Nicks Lake Campground

Head to the woods and this quintessential mountain retreat for a refreshing and tranquil camping experience. Quiet reigns on Nicks Lake, so if...

Little Sand Point Campground

22. Little Sand Point Campground

Hikers take note--not only is Little Sand Point Campground nestled next to a tranquil mountain lake, but it’s also close to miles of challenging...

Point Comfort Campground

23. Point Comfort Campground

Point Comfort Campground is nestled in the hills surrounding Piseco Lake. A sandy beach, complete with a whistle-blowing lifeguard, will take you...

Scaroon Manor Campground

24. Scaroon Manor Campground

Scaroon Manor Campground is where you want to be for a weekend with the lavish side of Mother Nature. Scaroon Manor Campground used to be operated...

Tioga Point Campground

25. Tioga Point Campground

New York’s Adirondack State Park takes up one-third of the total land area of the entire state. Not that size is the most important thing when it...

Taylor Pond Campground

26. Taylor Pond Campground

All about that pond lyfe? Taylor Pond Campground is located on the northeast corner of 813-acre Taylor Pond. Fishermen and naturalists seek out...

Eagle Point Campground

27. Eagle Point Campground

Grillmasters, meet your rustic paradise. Eagle Point Campground, located on the west shore of 4,230-acre Schroon Lake, gets a gold star from...

Crown Point Campground

28. Crown Point Campground

Camp out at Crown Point Campground, and you'll be sleeping on a lil' piece of history. On the southwestern shore of Lake Champlain, the campground...

Poplar Point Campground

29. Poplar Point Campground

Families, head over to Poplar Point Campground where you’ll find the stuff it takes to make magical wilderness memories. We’re talking boating,...

Lake Durant Campground

30. Lake Durant Campground

You'll be singing sweet songs of mountain’s majesty at Lake Durant Campground, where epic views of Blue Mountain can be seen through the heavily...

Sacandaga Campground

31. Sacandaga Campground

The river runs wild through Sacandaga Campground, especially in the spring where you’ll find white water rapids, perfect for adventurous canoeing...

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C: The campground is huge. Important thing to keep in mind, the sites close to the main road (~30ish) are REALLY close to the...
Sharp Bridge Campground

32. Sharp Bridge Campground

Need a place to crash after climbing Adirondack High Peaks? Sharp Bridge Campground is famous for hosting hikers after a long journey through the...

Elena
Elena: Beautiful campground with full amenities (hot showers!). It is filled with Pine Trees so you can be assured of pine needles...
Limekiln Lake Campground

33. Limekiln Lake Campground

Anyone familiar with the Adirondacks knows that the defining feature here is the hundreds of lakes that are nestled among the mountain peaks. Every...

Buck Pond Campground

34. Buck Pond Campground

Buck Pond Campground certainly isn’t bucking the trend of breathtaking lakeside retreats in the Adirondacks; the 112 campsites here offer sweeping...

Cranberry Lake Campground

35. Cranberry Lake Campground

Get away from it all (for real) at Cranberry Lake Campground; this campground’s remote location in the pristine Adirondack wilderness is perfect...

Rollins Pond Campground

36. Rollins Pond Campground

Ahoy, mates! Grab your favorite boat of yesteryear (canoes, rowboats or kayaks), book a spot at Rollins Pond Campground and get ready to soak up...

Lake George Battleground Campground

37. Lake George Battleground Campground

History buffs, rejoice: Lake George Battleground Campground is a popular spot for those looking to get a taste of NY’s Colonial past. Check out the...

Long Island Group Campground

38. Long Island Group Campground

Hankering for a private-island getaway (and really, who isn’t?)? Then round up your best buds and head out to the group campground on Long Island,...

Narrow Island Group Campground

39. Narrow Island Group Campground

Hankering for a private-island getaway (and really, who isn’t?)? Then round up your best buds and head out to the group campground on Narrow...

Putnam Pond Campground

40. Putnam Pond Campground

Putnam Pond is the perfect place to fly your tribe’s flag in a secluded, heavily wooded and spacious area. Campsites surround a gorgeous pond....

Caroga Lake Campground

41. Caroga Lake Campground

Caroga Campground is the prime place to bring your tribe on a family holiday. Situated on East Caroga Lake, the waters offer campers everything...

Golden Beach Campground

42. Golden Beach Campground

Golden Beach Campground takes the gold when it comes to bringing the whole family or calming the whiniest of your crew. Swimmers—you have your own...

Lake Eaton Campground

43. Lake Eaton Campground

Lake Eaton Campground will swallow you up with a wonderful experience of boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and b-ballin’ it up on the basketball...

Moffitt Beach Campground

44. Moffitt Beach Campground

Sacandage Lake is a pretty little getaway for anyone who is longing for the quiet pace of a mountain summer. No obligations, no work, and probably...

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Hipcamper Hannah

We were a group of 6 friends that camped on Alger Island for two nights in the end of August. The sites here are boat in sites and we have two canoes for 3 people each – we were able to fit all of our camping gear along with us in one go. It was very secluded with great views of the lake from out lean-to. The ground was very big – two picnic tables with enough room for our 8-person tent, and an outhouse not too far away. Our campground was partially shaded so there was enough coverage for when it drizzled a little. During the day we canoed around the lake and in the evening the water was at a nice temperature for a night swim! So far my favorite campsite in NY.

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Hipcamper c

The campground is huge. Important thing to keep in mind, the sites close to the main road (~30ish) are REALLY close to the road. It is really loud, they are very tight, with almost no privacy and small sites.

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Hipcamper Mario

Stayed overnight at campsite #6 on Sable Island. From the further launch ramp on Lower Saranac Lake, our island was about 2 miles away. With no one occupying the other 2 campsites, we had the island to ourselves, and it was awesome. Very surreal, waking up on an island in the middle of a large lake.

Things to note:
- You must have a pdf on your boat. This was the first time using our inflatable kayak, and didn't know that, so we were had to go into town and rent some.
- DON'T OVERPACK!!!! Cannot stress this enough. We eneded up needing 2 trips to get our gear in, and after 5 hours of driving, 4 miles of paddling just to set up was definitely not fun.
-The area is beautiful, and would highly recommend

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Hipcamper Jerry

Did 3 nights solo on Eagle Island. Rented a solo canoe at Adirondack lakes and Trails Outfitters. Great company, great people. They transport your canoe or kayak to any of the DEC boat launches. You'll need lots of water or a filter on the islands. Very rustic camping; fire ring, picnic table and outhouse, and no running water. I brought a tarp, and was able to lower it over a picnic table covered with gear when it poured the second night. The campsites are very wooded, you'll have no problem finding trees to tie a tarp to. If you rent a canoe you can get a good amount of gear to your site. A double can carry two adults and hundreds of pounds. Basic needs: tent with good rain fly, bags, pads, cook set, grill and headlamps.

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Hipcamper ELENA

Beautiful campground with full amenities (hot showers!). It is filled with Pine Trees so you can be assured of pine needles underfoot and delicious smells in the air. Sites are spaced well apart so that neighbors aren't a bother. Most are under tree canopies but the spot by the picnic area is great for star gazing.

Perfect staging area for hiking the High Peaks (ADK Lodge is ~40min away) or for a more leisurely day a trip to Lake Champlain Bridge. Tracy Road (behind the campground), with its serpentine twists is every motorcyclist's dream.

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Hipcamper Christine

Small campsite with sites being very close together. Not much privacy (or space) between them. Highway runs alongside the campsite so the traffic noise in the morning is very loud. Bathrooms were clean and the staff was very nice and courteous. Few showers, so if it's a crowded day you may be waiting. Great place to stay as a pass through, but wouldn't really make it a destination. There is a nice waterfall a very short walk away.

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Hipcamper Jerry

Spent 3 nights over Memorial Day Weekend 2015. Had site down the hill just off the Lake. Site was okay, but the facilities were not well maintained. On the last day I was rushed before checkout and got to the showers without my sandals. Didn't want to walk back down the hill to get them and ended up with my first case of athlete's foot. Bathroom had clogged drains and standing water. Best part of trip was hiking up Prospect Mountain, which is just west of the heart of downtown Lake George. If hiking wear good footwear, bring bug spray, and carry water. Trekking poles, as in any hike involving elevation, make the descent much easier and quicker.

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Hipcamper Shannon

I've done some extensive camping and this was one of the coolest camping experiences!

All sites are available only by hiking or canoeing and have a unique view of Forked Lake. Pack light and compact or be prepared to make multiple trips! Campsites are primitive - looks like each has its own compost toilet and bear box, but no running water. Multiple spots to buy camp wood on the way into the site. The sites are very hidden from one another, but sound travels well across the lake.

The site is a quick drive to the short but difficult Blue Mountain hike, but if you choose to stay in the campgrounds during the day, there is plenty of canoeing. No clear signage about swimming but I saw a few people dip in.

Highly recommend this gem!!

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Hipcamper Damien

Phenomenal fishing. Weak, weak camping. Very close to the famed Ausable River with boundless excellent trout fishing. But the campground has always been below par. Little to no privacy between the sites as they are almost all scattered throughout a grassy field. The campground is small and reservations are a must, given the proximity to Lake Placid and all the hiking and cycling opportunities in the region. But the facilities are in dire need of an update and depending on the year can vary from old to utterly gross. I am no wilting flower and am used to backcountry camping, but this place has been going downhill for years. Heart Lake and the ADK Loj in the High Peaks are much better places to stay, but farther from the water.

Hipcamper Logan

pack light but be prepared for the weather

Hipcamper Rebecca

This is a beautiful campground, with some sites on the water. Very family friendly. Close to Montreal Canada and Burlington Vt.

Hipcamper Quinton

Stayed here on memorial day weekend. The camp grounds are wonderfully well kept and clean. The DEC staff, rangers, police were very polite in my experience - even on such a crowded and rowdy weekend. The site sizes are generally pretty small and they are all very close together. I would recommend registering for sites with vacancy on both sides if possible. I had a great experience camping here and would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Kristin

Fish creek was a great quiet campground! Our tent site was located on the edge of the lake; the sunsets were beautiful! If you can, I suggest a lake front site!