Eighth Lake State Campground

Eighth Lake State Campground

Please Note

Due to construction of two comfort stations, this facility will close on Labor Day for the 2019 Camping season. However, the camping season has been extended to Columbus Day at Limekiln Lake. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause but appreciate your support as we continue to improve our facilities!


Location: From downtown Inlet travel 5 miles north on Route 28 to the Eighth Lake State Campground on the left. A day use or camping fee is required.

There are 126 tent and trailer campsites to choose from. Enjoy a picnic area with BBQ grills, restrooms and showers, and a swimming area with Red Cross certified lifeguards. Children will enjoy the DEC Junior Naturalist Program for ages 5-13.

Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or take to the water with DEC canoe rentals.


Many of the hiking and nature trails nearby connect with the extensive trails of the surrounding Moose River Plains Wild Forest.


Designated swimming areas will have a lifeguard on duty during posted beach hours. Even non-campers can use campground amenities with payment of a small day use fee.


This campground allows access to both Seventh and Eighth lakes. Loons and Mergansers are on both lakes with Gray Jays, Boreal Chickadees, Olive-Sided & Yellow Bellied Fly Catchers, Rusty Blackbird, Solitary Vireo, Parula, Yellow Rumped, Palm, Sawhet and Short-Eared Owls, Red Breasted Nuthatches, and White Throated, Swamp and Lincoln Sparrows,


Paddlers can access the entire Fulton Chain of Lakes from the campground boat launch.


Distances: 1.5 miles of paved road make for an easy stroll or bicycle trip. The loop takes about an hour to complete on foot. Many of the hiking trails are good mountain biking routes.


During the winter this trail is snowmobile access only and not recommended for ski or snowshoe travel. The campground entrance is a snowplow turn around, and parking is not recommended.


This campground has mobility impaired accessibility.

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