Fish Creek Pond Campground
Tupper Lake, NY

About Fish Creek Pond Campground (DEC)

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Fish Creek Pond is considered by many, the finest and most attractive of all the Adirondack campgrounds.

It is located in the northern Adirondacks of upstate New York, about 15 minutes north east of Tupper Lake, 45 minutes west of Lake Placid, 3.5 hours north of Syracuse and Albany.

Fish Creek offers 355 sites accommodating all equipment from tents to 40ft RV's with a natural sand shoreline and water access for most campsites. 319 sites are directly on the lakeshore. Most have excellent access to the water. Many of the sites offer a small sandy beach area as well. The sites are well treed with balsam fir, white pines, maple and birch trees dominating on sandy soil.

Fish Creek will typically be visited by over 100,000 campers each summer (107,264 in 2000). A vast majority of campers will treat Fish Creek as their main summer vacation destination.

As with all DEC campgrounds, there are no hookups at Fish Creek, although generators may be used in the mornings and evenings (restricted hours). There are lots of nearby water taps, a fill and dumping station as well.

Campers are provided with pristine rivers and ponds accessible to both motorized and non-motorized boats. Square Pond and Fish Creek Pond (the two bodies of water around which the campground is situated) are open to motor boat usage. Also, motorboat operator's can enjoy miles of open water on Upper Saranac Lake. A trailered boat launch with a small temporary parking area nearby receive steady usage throughout the camping seaon. Campers seeking non motorized boating opportunities are usually referred by the campground staff to the ponds in the Rollins Pond Campground area or the nearby St. Regis Canoe Area (approx. 3 miles north of the campground). The campground offers a variety of other recreational opportunities including: Interpreter Activity Program, canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

Fish Creek offer the longest season of any campground in the Adirondack with a season that stretches from mid April through late October.

  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 late October

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $22 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

04/08/16 thru 10/22/16

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