Description

Forked Campground balances remoteness and accessibility. When you arrive at the grounds, you'll have easy parking and a handful of back-in sites available. To dig deeper into that one-with-nature vibe, you’ll have to hoof it by trail or boat in. This spot is designed for water lovers; bring your boat, canoe, rent it onsite (or build your own!). Hit the lake and fish for brook trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bullhead, yellow perch, and pan fish. Dinner is served. We can hear your stress dissipate!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
77 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forked Lake Campground.

Forest
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Shannon K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 21st, 2016

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!!

Hipcamper D
D G.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2018

My favorite. Most sites are boat in &/or walk in only. There's 3 sites on islands but really most sites here are great. There are private docks on many sites and all have water access. Compost toilet and outhouses only- theres drinkable water faucet near boat dock.. Some areas have cell phone service. Ranger staff was very helpful.
Afternoon winds kicked otherwise placid lake up a bit during our week there, so try to get gear loaded by noon if youre rowing to site.

Site 4 across river from boat launch and still a nice site if you want just a short hike inSite 4 walkway to water
Hipcamper Michael T.
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August 9th, 2018
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August 11th, 2017
Park
Adirondack State Park
State
New York
Country
United States
Phone Number
518-846-8016
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
43.905° N, 74.527° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 77 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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