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 Ausable River, which is teeming with trout. Plus, you get a pretty fantastic view while you wait for a bite—the campground faces the breathtaking Olympic Whiteface Mountain. Take a gondola ride up to the top of the mountain for more ah-mazing views.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
49 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Wilmington Notch Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Christine
Christine X.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 21st, 2015

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.

Hipcamper Damien
Damien S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 25th, 2017

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 Peter
Peter F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 31st, 2017

My comments echo Christine's, exactly.

Hipcamper Scott B.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2019
Hipcamper Damien S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 24th, 2017
Adirondack State Park
New York
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44.349° N, 73.863° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 49 Sites
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