Tent, cabin, RV, lean-to: camping abounds in the Adirondacks!

There is nothing like camping in the Adirondacks. Mist rising off the surface of a lake is the perfect complement to a cup of coffee, while loon calls are the perfect lullaby for a peaceful evening under the stars. Set off on foot for tent camping in the backcountry or reserve a spot at a campground with lots of amenities — either way, nature won't be far.

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Weston, Lost Pond, Nun-da-ga-o
Route 9N, Keene
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Get a lot of varied terrain with Weston Mountain, Lost Pond, and Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge. Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge is a classic hike over a ridge with continual overlooks and one not to be missed. While the trail is a bit obscure in areas, this offers some...

Rollins Pond State Campground
4523 State Route 30, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-3239

Located 30 miles west of Lake Placid, Rollins Pond is an incredible camping and recreation complex, for all who love boating, paddling, biking and hiking, yet would appreciate hot showers and indoor plumbing. There's a volleyball court, boat and canoe...

Macomb Mountain
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson
(518) 523-2445

Macomb is one of the most exciting climbs in the Dix Range and is often climbed by itself, but it can also be combined with other parts of the range for a longer outing. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak), Hough Peak, and Grace Peak...

ADK Wilderness Campground
1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3441

The Adirondack Mountain Club's Wilderness Campground offers a variety of camping opportunities including tent sites, lean-tos, and canvas cabins. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit, a few lean-to sites are located adjacent to Heart Lake, and...

Hough Peak
1196 State Route 73, Keene Valley
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Hough can be climbed by itself but rarely is, in many cases is combined with the rest or parts of the Dix Range. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak), East Dix (Grace Peak) Dix Mountain, and Macomb Mountain. Hough isn't the big...

Buck Pond State Campground
1339 County Route 60, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-3449

Buck Pond has seclusion, water, and a lifeguarded swimming beach with bathhouse. Enjoy the 130-acre Buck Pond, along with Lake Kushaqua and the Kushaqua Narrows. There's a miles-long walking path along an abandoned railroad bed, and then there's the...

Ausable Chasm Camping
634 Route 373, Keeseville
(518) 834-9990
Scott and Wallface ponds
1002 Adirondack Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Route Description From the large parking area, walk back to the booth and cross the road to access the trail to Indian Pass. The well-used trail crosses several boardwalks and climbs moderately over rolling hills. With the High Peaks on both...

Mount Colden
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

The lowdown: Mount Colden is one of the more popular mountains in the High Peaks, and with good reason: the hike is challenging and beautiful. Colden has two main approaches, both of which begin at the High Peaks Information Center. The trails can be...

Cooper Kiln Pond
Route 431, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445

Cooper Kiln Pond lies in the valley between Morgan Mountain and Wilmington Peak. The pond sits nestled in the mountains with a somewhat heavily treed shoreline. There are a few rocky outcroppings opening up views out over the placid body of water. A...

Whiteface Landing
Off Route 86, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Hiking It's a 2.5 mile hike one way to Whiteface Landing. The trail starts at the left side of the trailhead parking area and soon climbs moderately away from the pond and the private camps on the pond before descending to the shore of the pond at 0.4...