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Welcome to the NEW Fish Creek Pond map. This map is VERY accurate. Each campsite is in the exact location indicated. Click on top links to access specific areas of the campground. You can also use your mouse to scroll the map or zoom/in out, or simply use the the zoom/in buttons. Not sure what a symbol means? Simply click on Legend.
Map prepared by Dave McGrath, April 2009. Map based on detailed satellite imagery from May 1994.
Fish Creek Pond Campground Map prepared by Dave McGrath firstname.lastname@example.org, April 2009.
Featuring highly accurate mapping, road and site placements based on detailed satellite imagery from May 1994.
First Pond - The closest pond to the main entrance. The canoe route up Fish Creek is located here at the northeast corner of First Pond. The boat ramp is also located here, just past the bridge. First Pond is a bit quieter than its active big brother, Square Pond. First Pond is also protected a bit more than Square Pond on windy days.The first group of sites from 1W to about site 25 are somewhat smaller sites compared to other areas. As well, trees scattered about these sites make it more difficult for trailers to camp in this area. Sites 26-34 are much larger and trailer friendly. Sites 35-64 are much more spacious and provide excellent morning sun exposure. Sites centered around site 50 are in close proximity to the amphitheatre. Sites 51-64 are located on the peninsula with the advantage of much less traffic passing by the campsites.
Square Pond - The largest and most active of the 3 ponds. It provides the best shoreline views of any of the ponds. Mountain views are enjoyed from sites on the north shore, as well as some sites on the western shore. Even Whiteface Mountain can be seen from some sites on the western shore! Square Pond is the choice for active families who enjoy watersports. Those who enjoy a quieter experience or who have canoes and kayaks may prefer to be on one of the other ponds. Sites on the north and west enjoy great morning sun. Those on the eastern and south east shores will enjoy fine sunsets.
The Penninsula - This area is located on the land that separates First Pond from Square Pond. It includes sites 50-79 and well as the inland sites, A1-A22. This is a great area if you want to be away from the heavy thru traffic that passes through the park. Sites here are also close to the amphitheatre, basketball court and volleyball court which is great for those with kids.
The Narrows - Located between Square Pond and First Pond on the southern shore. Boats will be passing by your site somewhat slower since there is the 5mph limit through the narrows at the tip of the peninsula. Head straight up into First Pond to paddle up into Fish Creek or head to the south and under the bridge over Route 30 to access Floodwood Pond or Upper Saranac. Sites in this area are generally protected on windy days and enjoy the early morning sun.
South Pond - the last pond on the drive all the way around the campground. South Pond can be easily accessed via the back gate located at site 305 during summer months. This is the quietest of the 3 ponds and there is much less thru traffic past campsites in this area. Subjected to some noise however from traffic across the pond on Route 30. Sites at the north end of South Pond look across towards the park beach area while the sites a bit farther south look across towards the bridge over Route 30.
The main gate is located just off Route 30. During the spring and fall seasons this is often the only entrance in and out of the campground. During summer months the back gate is open between the periods of 8am-8pm. On busy weekends and peak periods during the summer, there can be long line ups at the main gate for new arrivals.
The back gate is a quick way to get in and out of the park if you are camping on the south shore of Square Pond, the Narrows or South Pond. The gate is open 8am-8pm, but only during summer months.
There is only one shower building serving all campers at Fish Creek. Not to worry however, there are 30 showers on the womens side and 30 more on the mens side. The shower building is rarely overly busy. Don't forget to bring a few quarters to feed the shower meters (25 cents for 5 minutes). if you are camping closer to the front entrance or the far exit you'll likely want to bike (or drive) to the showers due to the distance.
The boat launch is located across from site 34 on First Pond. It will accommodate pretty much any boat, even pontoon boats and has a decent ramp! There is no parking here, so you'll have to have someone drive your vehicle and trailer back to your campsite once you put your boat in. Motorboats are NOT allowed to go upstream into Fish Creek. Head out under the bridge to the left and out into First Pond. Note! The water is quit shallow until you get out aways into First Pond. Keep your trim up and speed down in this area! Also be aware of the many canoes and kayaks that may be travelling up into or out of Fish Creek. The boat launch area is a popular spot for kids to fish.
The Fish Creek activities staff put on many great shows all summer long for campers at the amphitheatre. The amphitheare is nestled amongst the tall pine trees at the north end of the peninsula. Those camping from about site 45 through site 86 as well as A1-A22 will be close to all the activities that happen here including some of the kids activity program, beach volleyball, night time musical events by local musicians, educational programs and much more. There is also a basketball net here for the teens.
The camp store (The Trading Post) is a completely stocked store and gas station. Owner 'Phil' can provide you with all the camping supplies you may need as well as groceries including fresh meats, pizza, ice, beer, wine coolers and firewood. There is also an ice cream booth outside the store. Gas must be prepaid here. There is also an ATM machine inside. The Trading Post is open from Memorial Day weekend through to the Columbus Day. The store is easily accessible by foot for those camping at either end of the campground. Otherwise there is the bike path that connect the front and back gates along the west side of Route 30 (or your can drive). You can access the camp store from water by bringing your canoe, kayak or boat up to the shore across the road on South Pond and then crossing the road over to the camp store. (there is no dock here, however this area has a shallow sandy bottom). Click HERE for more about The Trading Post.
The beach is the only 'official' area to swim at Fish Creek (although campers do wade out in the water by their site or float on watertoys) and is located on the north east shore of the South Pond. It is located to the left once you enter the park area. The water is fairly shallow here. There is a lifeguard on duty only during very busy periods. Water toys and floaties are not permitted at the beach. There is also a large day use area here with a play center and swings for the kids, picnic tables, barbeque stands and a covered picnic table area for groups. The beach area looks out across towards sites 255-270.
Marina needs are met by Hickocks Boat Livery located outside the park across the road on Route 30 on Fish Creek pond. It can be access by boat by navigating under the bridge from the South Pond. This is the waterway that connects Fish Creek to Floodwood Pond and Upper Saranac Lake. Hickock's offers canoe, kayak and motor boat rentals, a fully stocked store for maine and fish supplies, bait, ice, fishing license and gas pumps on the docks. Click HERE for more about Hickock's.
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