Adirondack Camping

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.

Two children roasting hotdogs at a campsite in the Adirondacks.
A man reads a book inside of a blue tent in a campground in the Adirondacks.
An orange tent is lit up from the inside under the star-filled spacious skies of the Adirondacks
A camper van parked at a state campground in Hamilton County, New York.
The view from the shore of a Long Lake campsite at night.

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.

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(518) 548-5500


471 Old Piseco Rd
Piseco, NY 12139
Since 1892 the Irondequoit Inn has been the chosen retreat for generations of families. Nestled at the shores of scenic Piseco Lake, this rustic inn offers everything you need for a relaxing Adirondack vacation.
278 Bisby Rd
Old Forge, NY 13420
Nicks Lake Campground
Rte 30
Long Lake, NY 12847
Forked Lake Campground is surrounded by the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest and is located on the east shore of 1248 acre Forked Lake.
A family sits in camp chairs around a campfire at Forked Lake Campground
Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Lake Durant State Campground is located on the east shore of 327-acre Lake Durant in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The remote, central Adirondack setting of this facility offers relaxing, quiet beauty, and breathtaking views of Blue Mountain.
A picture of Lake Durant from one of the campsites
Rte 30
Long Lake, NY 12847
Lake Eaton offers a number of secluded sites that will please any camper. Lakeside sites will have beautiful sunset views and woodland sites are filled with relaxing forest sights and sounds. Canoe, rowboat, and kayak rentals are available.
State Route 30
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Find your peaceful, secluded campsite located on the wooded shores of Lewey Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Offering 197 campsites, a swimming beach, and a boat launch, Lewey Lake Campground is a true Adirondack "get away from it all" campground.
Two people in a canoe paddle across Lewey Lake.
Limekiln Lake Rd
Inlet, NY 13360
Limekiln Lake Campground is run by the DEC. Getting there From downtown Inlet travel 0.75 mile northeast on Route 28 and turn right on Limekiln Lake Road. Drive 2 miles to the campsite entrance on the right.
Limekiln Lake is a local favorite for seeing foliage.
Old Piseco Rd
Piseco, NY 12139
Great quiet family campground with 78 large wooded well-spaced campsites, located on picturesque Piseco Lake.
Little Sand Point State Campground has great boating and paddling.
Route 30
Long Lake, NY 12847
A fully accessible wilderness area located near Long Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips, space for overnights, and room to enjoy the wilderness.
A boat access only campground which provides great views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains. This is a state DEC (Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Campground. There is a camping fee.
Route 28
Inlet, NY 13360
Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or take to the water with DEC canoe rentals. In winter, this is a snowmobile area.
Photo of the sun setting over Eighth Lake
Uncas Road Raquette Lake near
Inlet, NY 13360
Tucked away in seclusion a short way off the main tourist route, this "jewel" of a campground remains one of the best kept secrets in the Adirondacks.
Rte 8 Page Street
Speculator, NY 12164
Located on picturesque Sacandaga Lake, the area is generally flat and well wooded with large white pines and hardwoods. There is an interpreter/activity program on site that will provide entertainment for kids.
Rte 28
Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Located on the south shore of beautiful Raquette Lake, DEC's Golden Beach Campground offers 205 tent and trailer sites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired access
Route 30
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Camping on the Indian Lake Islands offers wild forest camping and some of the best recreational boating in the Adirondacks. The Indian Lake Islands Campground is located on the southern shore of 4,365 acre Indian Lake.
Two boats resting on the shore of Indian Lake Islands State Campground on a foggy morning
Rte 30
Wells, NY 12190
Located in the southern portion of the Adirondacks, The Sacandaga State Campground area has splendid scenery of both the east and west branches of the Sacandaga River meeting at this point.
1365 County Route 24
Piseco, NY 12139
With sandy beaches and incredible rolling hills all around, this is the place to be on Lake Piseco. Take it all in as you hike, swim, paddle, and fish. 
A sunset from Point Comfort
Hoss's Country Campground


(518) 624-2451


Lake St Rte 28N & 30
Long Lake, NY 12847