Outdoor living - camping in the Adirondacks
In the unspoiled wilderness of the Adirondacks, camping is one of the best, purest ways to experience this amazing region. Rest your head under a canopy of stars in the peaceful forests of Hamilton County. Here, we have backcountry camping areas in the woods where the stars are bright and the scenery is sublime. Instead of the usual five star lodging you find everywhere else, in the Adirondacks you'll find comfort at your own billion-star hotel! Find great deals on camping at state-maintained campgrounds around the region. Camping here, no matter how it's done, is a wonderful way to simply enjoy an outdoor Adirondack adventure, s'mores included.
All the ways to camp
A camping trip makes for the perfect family summer vacation. Family-friendly Adirondack campgrounds, such as Lake Eaton in Long Lake, are full of amenities including showers, bathhouses, and canoe and boat rentals, as well as easy lake access for unparalleled boating and swimming. Roast some hot dogs, go for a hike, tell ghost stories, and be a kid — with your kids! If you're looking for island living, the campsites on the Indian Lake Islands are boat-access only, with rustic amenities such as pit privies, picnic tables, and fireplaces for a more rustic, but unforgettable camping experience in the big outdoors.
Many campsites in the Adirondacks are easily accessible by car, so visitors can stay on the water without sacrificing comfort or amenities. Wake up to the gentle sound of waves lapping against the shore, spend days exploring the Adirondacks' unique attractions, and relax as evening settles in, all from the convenience of your car!
Backcountry camping in the Adirondacks
Explore one of the only places in the Adirondacks 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 guided canoe trip. From rugged to refined, professional guides offer a wide range of outings. This is where you go to perfect casting on a deep mountain lake, enjoy freshly-caught fish next to a sparkling river, and sleep under the stars on a guided trip lasting one day or several. Primitive camping is permitted throughout much of the southern Adirondacks, but be certain to familiarize yourself with the Department of Environmental Conservation's rules and guidelines.