Eighth Lake Boat Launch

Eighth Lake Boat Launch

Within the Eight Lake Public Campground and Day Use Area is the Eighth Lake boat launch. This hard surface launch provides the only public access to Eighth Lake.

Note: The Eight Lake Boat Launch is available through the first snowfall and requires a small day use fee.

How to get there

From Raquette Lake, travel west on Route 28 toward Inlet for approximately 4.8 miles. The campground entrance is on the right.

From Inlet, travel east on Route 28 toward Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake) forapproximately 6 miles. The campground is on the left.


  • picnic area
  • restrooms
  • potable water
  • showers
  • 126 tent and trailer campsites
  • parking for 10 cars with trailers
  • canoe rentals
  • hiking and biking trails
  • swimming area with Red Cross certified lifeguards
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program for ages 5-13

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species found in Raquette Lake include trout and smallmouth bass.

DEC Campground Map

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