Camping in the Adirondacks - A Family Legacy
In the Adirondack Wild’s unspoiled wilderness, experience camping as it was meant to be. Here, campsites out-number hotel rooms four-to-one and nearly all of them are located on the waterfront. Head into the wilderness for an overnight of Adirondack fishing, or simply enjoy a weekend away with family and friends at one of the many state-owned and operated drive-to campgrounds.
Family Camping in the Adirondacks
The scents of woodsmoke, burned marshmallows or sunscreen are all it takes to bring back the memories of family camping vacations. Children remember camping as the time they had you all to themselves. Roast some hot dogs, go for a hike, tell ghost stories and be a kid with your kids.
Car Camping in the Adirondack Wild
The Adirondack Wild’s campgrounds redefine the notion of what a wilderness camping trip is. Many campsites in Hamilton County are car-accessible, so you can stay on the water without sacrificing comfort or amenities. Wake up to the gentle sound of waves lapping against the shore, spend your days exploring Hamilton County’s unique attractions, and relax as evening settles in with the hushed quiet of a spectacular sunset.
Find family-friendly campgrounds such as Golden Beach with full amenities including showers and bathhouses, as well as a wide sand beach and lake access for unparalleled boating and swimming. The campsites on the Indian Lake Islands are boat-access only, offering rustic amenities such as pit privies, picnic tables and fireplaces for a truly unique camping experience.
Reconnect with the delights of childhood – roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories and make memories that you and your kids will want to relive over and over again.
Experience the Adirondack Backcountry
Hamilton County is one of the only places in the Adirondack Park where you can hire a scenic float plane to fly into the heart of the wilderness. Charter a flight into the forest for backcountry exploration, or book a glamour camping or “glamping,” expedition. From rugged to refined, professional guides offer a wide range of outings. Perfect your casting on a deep mountain lake, enjoy an afternoon massage next to a sparkling river and dine on gourmet cuisine prepared to taste right at your campsite.
Adirondack backcountry camping is abundant throughout Hamilton County and campsites can be found along wilderness hiking trails and paddling routes. Places like the Moose River Plains and Perkins Clearing near the village of Speculator offer the best of both camping experiences – drive-to access in the Adirondack backcountry and free-of-charge camping. Sites are first-come, first-serve – so get there early to stake your tent.
For a true Adirondack experience – go camping in the Adirondack Wild.