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Upstate New York
(16 campgrounds)

    Ausable Point Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just east of Peru New York, and 20 minutes south of Plattsburg on the shores of Lake Champlain
  2. 123 campsites, 40 are directly on the water (approx half are directly on Lake Champlain, the other half is along the Ausable River)
  3. all site are non-electric
  4. great for boating, windsurfing, paddling, fishing, swimming, and hiking

    Brown Tract Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just south of the town of Raquette Lake, and 20 minutes north of Inlet
  2. 90 campsites, 21 are on or close to waterfront
  3. all sites are non-electric, there are no shower facilities
  4. one of the more quiet DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks with many secluded sites, numerous with water access, and a small beach area
  5. great for paddling, fishing, swimming and hiking

    Buck Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just east of the town of Gabriel, north of Saranac Lake
  2. 114 campsites, 21 are on or close to waterfront on either Lake Kushaqua or Buck Pond
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the more quiet DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks with many secluded sites, numerous water access, and a large beach area
  5. great for paddlers and fishermen, an abandoned railroad bed offers convenient hiking

    Caroga Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located northeast of Amersterdam at the southeast tip of the Adirondack park
  2. 158 campsites, 4 are on or close to waterfront on East Caroga Lake
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. sites are somewhat more rustic than other State/DEC campgrounds in the Adirondacks
  5. the campground is bordered on both sides by privately owned camps
  6. great for swimming, boating, paddlers and fishermen

    Cranberry Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located west of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 172 sites, 34 are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the quieter DEC campgrounds, fairly private sites
  5. 15 miles of hiking trails, large lake for boating, paddling and swimming

    Delta Lake State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north of Rome, southwest of the Adirondack Park
  2. 101 campsites, 20 are directly on the water
  3. all sites are now electric
  4. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  5. great for fishing, boating, paddling, biking and hiking

    Eighth Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Old Forge between Seventh and Eighth Lake
  2. 121 campsites, 110 are reservable, 20 are directly on the water (either Seventh or Eighth Lake)
  3. offers a peaceful and fairly private camping experience compared to other campgrounds
  4. great for fishing, paddling and swimming, boating and hiking
  5. area attractions include the Old Forge region with its amusement park, restaraunts and shops
  6. fairly close to the popular Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake as well as Old Forge

    Fish Creek Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 355 sites, 322 are reservable, 323 (over 90%) are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the busiest of the DEC campgrounds, few private sites
  5. offers an extensive network of interconnected ponds for paddling as well as options for boating and watersports on the 3 main ponds as well as Upper Saranac Lake
  6. offers the longest camping season of any New York DEC or State campground. Open mid April through early November


    Golden Beach Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located just north of the town of Raquette Lake on Route 28 and just 10 minutes southwest of Blue Mountain Lake
  2. 207 campsites, 26 are on or close to waterfront on Raquette Lake
  3. 23 private to semi private sites are available with access directly off Route 28 (outhouses only)
  4. all sites are non-electric
  5. a fairly quiet DEC campground in the Adirondacks with many semi private site, and a large beach area
  6. great for paddling, fishing, boating, and hiking

    Higley Flow State Park

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located south of Colton and Potsdam north west of the Adirondack Park
  2. 128 campsites, about 10 are directly on the water
  3. offers a fairly peaceful camping experience compared to busier campgrounds to the south
  4. great for fishing, paddling, swimming and boating

    Lake Durant Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located south of Long Lake and just east of Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28
  2. 56 sites, 31 are directly (or set back) from the water
  3. one of the smallest, quietest and most remote DEC campgrounds
  4. great for fishing, canoeing and hiking
  5. close to the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb

    Lake Eaton

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north of Long Lake on Route 30
  2. 133 campsites, 127 sites are reservable, 49 sites are directly on (or set back from) the water
  3. one of the quieter campgrounds yet still close to activities in Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake
  4. great for fishing, canoeing and hiking
  5. close to the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb

    Lake Harris Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just outside Newcomb, east of Long Lake in the center of the Adirondack Park
  2. on one of the more quiet, secluded campgrounds in the Adirondack Park
  3. 88 campsites, 85 are reservable, 50 are directly on the water
  4. great for boats, paddling, fishing, hiking and biking

    Lewey Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located in the central area of the Adirondack Park on a 90 acre lake
  2. 197 campsites, 197 are reservable, 59 are directly on the water, some are quite private
  3. a great destination for those looking for a more southerly lakeside destination in the Adirondacks
  4. ideal for paddling and/or fishing on Lewey or Indian Lake, and hiking

    Limekiln Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just north of Old Forge in the central Adirondacks
  2. 271 campsites, approx 45 are directly on the water at Limekiln Lake
  3. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  4. visit the nearby water park in Old Forge, visit various shops in Old Forge or tour the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake
  5. great for fishing, paddling and hiking

    Meacham Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located south of Malone near the upper border of the Adirondack Park
  2. 224 sites, approx 46 are directly on the waterfont of Meacham Lake, many are primitive and walk-in sites only
  3. A popular campground for fishermen, paddlers and hikers
  4. Area attractions include the Paul Smiths Visitor Center and hiking at Debar Mountain and St Regis Mountain

    Moffitt Beach Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on Sacandaga Lake, just outside Speculator in the Southern Adirondacks.
  2. 261 sites, 53 are directly on the water
  3. a popular family campground with mostly level sites and tall pine forest with a bit of a rustic camping ambience
  4. features hiking, fishing, larger lake for boating, and swimming at a large sandy beach

    Nicks Lake Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just outside Old Forge in the central Adirondacks
  2. 108 campsites, 17 are directly on the water
  3. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  4. visit the nearby water park in Old Forge, visit various shops in Old Forge or visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake
  5. great for fishing, paddling and hiking

    Northampton Beach Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Amsterdam, NY just outside the south east region of the Adirondack Park
  2. 224 campsite, 58 are located directly on the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake

    Point Comfort Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 25 minutes south west of Speculator, NY in the south central region of the Adirondacks Park
  2. 63 campsite, 8 are located directly on the shore of Lake Piseco
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, swimming and fishing
  5. most sites offer limited privacy

    Rollins Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located north of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 287 sites, 268 sites are reservable, 226 (nearly 80% ) are directly on the water
  3. one of the busiest of the DEC campgrounds, some fairly private sites
  4. offers an extensive network of interconnected ponds for paddling on various ponds that are mainly for non motorized craft only

    Taylor Pond Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 9 miles northwest of Ausable Forks, NY
  2. 29 campsites, 1 drive-in site is on the water, 2 additional drive-in sites are close to the water
  3. 5 interior sites are on the water but are boat accessable only (3 are lean-to sites, 2 are tent sites)
  4. offers a rustic, quiet experience
  5. this is a primitive campsite with no flush toilets or showers
  6. there is no swimming area
  7. ideal for fisherman
  8. a 12 mile hiking trail is accessible from the campground
  9. fairly close to the Ausable River
  10. Taylor Pond can be dangerous due to wind/waves
  11. rowboat and canoe rentals available

    Wilmington Notch Campground

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located a few minutes southwest of Wilmington, NY
  2. offers 49 campsite
  3. close to almost limitless fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as gondola rides up Whiteface Mountain
  4. close to the popular Santas Workshop in Wilmington and about 35 minutes from the resort town of Lake Placid

    Cedar Point Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 10 minutes west of Clayton, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 175 campsites, 13 are close to the water, many others offer water views
  3. offers a more manicured camping experience with many larger more open campsites
  4. views of the St Lawrence from some areas in the campground
  5. great for boating and fishing
  6. state park marina located inside the campground
  7. open from early May until Columbus Day

    Coles Creek Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just east of Waddington, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 230 campsites, approx 44 are directly on the water
  3. offers a more manicured camping experience with larger more open campsites
  4. views of the St Lawrence from most areas in the campground
  5. great for boating and fishing
  6. state park marina located just outside the campground
  7. open from early May until mid September

    Fair Haven Beach Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on the Lake Ontario shoreline near Oswego, NY
  2. 179 sites, 46 with electric along with 32 cabins and 3 full service cottages
  3. one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate NY with high bluffs above sandy beaches and hilly woodlands
  4. 1500 feet of sandy beach including 600 feet of guarded swimming area
  5. inland centrally located ponds offer excellent paddling, fishing and boating opportunities

    Hamlin Beach Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 30 minutes northwest of Rochester, NY along the south shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 264 campsites, all have electric, 11 are non-reservable
  3. open from early May thru Labour Day weekend

    Jacques Cartier Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located just west of Morristown, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 92 campsites, 16 are directly on the water, 88 sites are reservable
  3. offers a well maintained camping experience with small to large sized sites on a well kept grassy base with lots of water vistas
  4. most sites except a few on the water have a very flat grade
  5. views of the St Lawrence as well from most areas in the campground
  6. great for boating and fishing
  7. open from early May until mid October

    Kring Point Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located east of Alexandria Bay, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 100 campsites, 40 are directly on the water
  3. 8 cabins are also available to rent
  4. offers a well maintained camping experience with small to medium sized sites on a rocky point with lots of water vistas
  5. views of the St Lawrence as well as the more protected Goose Bay from most areas in the campground
  6. great for boating and fishing
  7. open from early May until mid October

    Robert Moses Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located use east of Massena, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 201 campsites, 13 are directly on the water
  3. offers both wooded, and manicured camping experience with some larger more open campsites
  4. some areas offer views of the St Lawrence or the locks
  5. great for boating, fishing, swimming and hiking
  6. start park marina offers boat slips
  7. open from mid May thru Columbus Day weekend

    Selkirk Shores Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located about 25 minutes north of Oswego on the east shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 147 campsites, none are directly on the water, but many have a view overlooking Lake Ontario
  3. great for boating, fishing, hiking and biking
  4. offers a large beach area

    Southwick Beach Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located outside Henderson, 35 min southwest of Watertown, NY
  2. 110 campsites, 29 sites are lakeside, 99 sites are reservable
  3. 41 electric sites
  4. offers one of the best beachside camping experience on Lake Ontario
  5. over 5 miles of beach

    Wellesley Island Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on Wellesley Island, on the St. Lawrence River, close to the town of Orleans, in Jefferson Country
  2. 432 sites, 69 sites are on the water, 172 have electric
  3. the largest camping complex in the Thousand Islands region
  4. to accommodate boaters, the park has a full service marina and four boat launches
  5. offers a sandy beach, a 9 hole golf course nearby, 3 miles of shoreline and open granite outcrops, and miles of trails for hiking

    Westcott Beach Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. located 20 minutes southwest of Watertown, NY on the east shore of Lake Ontario
  2. 154 sites, 13 sites are directly on the water, another 9 sites are just across the road from the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. a great destination for beach enthusiasts, boaters and fishermen

    Keuka Lake Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located 12 minutes southwest of Penn Yan, on the West Branch of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region
  2. 150 sites, 145 are reservable, no sites are on or near the water
  3. 53 sites are electric
  4. mostly open, partially shady sites with some tree buffer
  5. open early May through the end of October

    Letchworth Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located in the Genesee River gorge, 35 miles south of Rochester
  2. 268 campsites, all are electric
  3. renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge, over three major waterfalls, between cliffs as high as 600 feet in some places. The river's cliffs are surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, and biking
  4. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks and tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hot air ballooning, and two pools for swimming

    Verona Beach Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake just northeast of Syracuse
  2. 44 campsites, 11 are along the shoreline, 7 sites are electric (new for 2014)
  3. close to the city and its attractions
  4. within walking distance of the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park
  5. great for swimming at the beach, boating, biking, and enjoying local attractions

    Watkins Glen Campground (DEC)

    Lake Side Rating

  1. Located in the village of Watkins Glen at the south end of Seneca Lake.
  2. 305 campsites, 53 offer electric hookup
  3. Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with its two miles of the glen's stream which descends 400 feet past 200 foot cliffs with 19 waterfalls along its course.
  4. Visitors will enjoy near by fishing, picnicking, a playground, hiking, hunting and swimming in an Olympic sized and kiddie pool
  5. There are 19 waterfalls to enjoy along the Gorge Trail

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