About Fish Creek Pond Campground
Fish Creek Pond Campground is the ideal campground for social campers who love lakeside camping, canoeing and boating in a pristine wilderness setting, yet close to numerous activities and destinations.
This campground is considered by many, the finest and most attractive of all the Adirondack campgrounds.
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. 332 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.
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 seaking 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.
A single paved road follows the outer rim of the 3 ponds that make up Fish Creek providing access to all sites. The main entry is located at Site #1. An additional exit gate is also located at the last site, #305 which is open during summer months until 8pm each night. Campers can bicycle the complete loop around the pond which is approximately 6 miles (9 km).
The main shower facilities are located on the connecting road between Fish Creek Pond campground and Rollins Pond campground at site #135. The main shower has 30 showers for the men, 30 for the women. Showers are coin operated ($.25 for 5 minutes).
All washrooms provide flush toilets, a sink (cold water only) and mirror. Each building is located on average every 14 sites on the opposite side of the road.
Additional park areas are provided for extra vehicles and/or boat trailers.
Those looking for a quieter alternative may consider Rollins Pond campground which is accessible from Fish Creek Pond. Rollins offers 287 sites. Most have a buffer between them for privacy. 70% of sites at Rollins are lakeside. Rollins Pond has a 25 horsepower limit for motorboats. Canoeing and Kayaking is the best way to explore the pond and other waterways connected to it.
For more visit our Fish Creek Pond website for an extensive guide to Fish Creek include details and photos of all campsites within the campground!. Also visit the New York DEC site for Fish Creek Pond site or check out our extensive photo albums which include hundreds taken at Fish Creek.