Nicks Lake Campground


278 Bisby Rd
Old Forge, NY 13420

Nicks Lake Campground is a state DEC Campground. Over 100 campsites are available for reservation. In winter, it is open for snowmobiling.


Families can enjoy flushing toilets, showers, a playground, recycling areas, hiking trails, and more! The namesake lake has great bass fishing and loons are regularly seen here. Hiking and biking trails offer a great mix of intermediately difficult, family-oriented fun.


Distance: The one-way distance to Remsen Falls is 3.5 miles. 


Remsen Falls can be done in 3 hours or so on a mountain bike.


Nicks Lake is a 205-acre shallow lake closed to motor boats, and with the reputation for great fishing. Expect lunker bass or brown trout.


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.


Nicks Lake is open to canoes, kayak, and SUPs. No motorized craft is allowed. There is a launch located within the campground and non-campers can use this launch for a small fee. 


There's ADA Accessible restrooms and a playground for the little ones.


Winter access at the campground can be difficult as it is open to snowmobile traffic. The trails to Remsen Falls are also snowmobile access and not recommended for ski and snowshoe travel. 

There are snowmobile trails to Nelson Lake and Remsen Falls, with multiple trails located around Nicks Lake to create multiple loops.


ADA Compliant, Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, On Water, Online Reservations, Pets Allowed with Restrictions, Picnic Tables/BBQ, Pond/Lake, Wood Available


Tent Sites, Waterfront Sites, Wooded Sites, Trailers


Swim Beach, Boat Launch, Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Playground
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