Adirondack Camping

Adirondack Camping

Hamilton County campsites: islands, backcountry and glamping

Outdoor Vacations - Camping in the Adirondacks

In the Adirondack's unspoiled wilderness, experience camping as it was meant to be - and create your ideal outdoor vacation. Amazingly, you will find most of our campsites are located on the waterfront. Head into the mountains for an overnight of hiking in the Adirondacks, 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 wood smoke, toasted marshmallows or sunscreen is 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.

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.

Car Camping in the Adirondacks

Adirondack campgrounds redefine the notion of what a camping trip is. Many campsites in the Adirondacks are accessible by car, 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 the Adirondack's unique attractions, and relax as evening settles in with the hushed quiet of a spectacular sunset.

Experience the Adirondack Backcountry

Explore one of the only places in the Adirondack Park where you can hire a scenic float plane to fly into the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Charter a flight into the forest for backcountry exploration, or book a glamour camping (aka 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 our region and campsites can be found along 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 more detailed information about camping areas in specific towns and communities visit our getting here page.

Irondequoit Inn    Now Year round! Since 1892 the Irondequoit Inn has been the chosen retreat for generations of families. Nestled...
471 Old Piseco Rd
Piseco
12139
Peaceful, secluded, wooded campsites located on the water. Offering 197 campsites, a swimming beach and a boat launch, Lewey Lake...
Rte 30
Indian Lake
12842
Located on the south shore of beautiful Raquette Lake,  Golden Beach Campground offers 194 tent and trailer sites, a picnic area...
Rte 28
Raquette Lake
13436
John Dillon Park is a fully accessible campground with nature trails, campsites, and lean-to's, making it easier for anyone to...
Rte 30
Long Lake
12847
There are 24 designated primitive campsites along the shores of Lake Lila. There is a .3 mile portage from the parking lot down to...
63 campsites, located on picturesque Piseco Lake and offers activities such as hiking, swimming, sailing, boating and fishing....
Old Piseco Rd
Piseco
12139
Camping for tents and RV/trailers. Features a picnic area, fireplaces, flush toilets, recycling center, and trailer dump station....
Uncas Road
Raquette Lake near
Inlet
13360
Southern portion of the Adirondack Park. Area is basically flat with splendid scenery of the east and west branches of the...
Rte 30
Wells
12190
Boat access only. 55 sites with picnic tables, fireplace, and pit toilets. At entrance: firewood sales and pay telephone. Many...
Rte 30
Indian Lake
12842
Great family campground with tent and trailer sites, picnic tables, fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station...
Rte 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Excellent family campground with  135 tent and trailer sites.  Interpretative nature trail located along the northern boundary of...
Rte 30
Long Lake
12847
Limekiln Lake Campground is run by the DEC. You can fish from any of the lakefront sites as well as from the public boat launch....
Limekiln Lake Rd
Inlet
13360
80 campsites in a well forested wilderness setting. Forked Lake Campground is surrounded by the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest....
Rte 30
Long Lake
12847
Great quiet family campground with 78 large wooded well-spaced campsites, located on picturesque Piseco Lake. Numerous hiking...
Old Piseco Rd
Piseco
12139
A boat access only campground which provides great views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains. 15 lean-tos, 10 tent sites...
Located on picturesque Sacandaga Lake. Area is generally flat and well wooded with large white pines and hardwoods. Interpreter/...
Rte 8
Page Street
Speculator
12164
This is a New York State DEC campground. The fishing from the lake front sites in Eighth Lake Campground has always been good, and...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Little Tupper Lake has 23 primitive campsites on the lake, available on a first- come, first-served basis. Motor boats are not...
Long Lake
12847

Thornbush Acres RV Park

Big Brook Rd
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5843

Hoss's Country Campground

Lake St
Rte 28N & 30
Long Lake
12847
(800) 952-4677

Hideaway Campsite

North Point Rd
Long Lake
12847
(518) 624-3340

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