Notice: some Adirondack campgrounds run by the state of New York are currently closed. This measure is in effect to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is working to open campgrounds as it is deemed safe. In addition, the state campgrounds are not currently taking new reservations or walk-in campers. This will be reviewed by the DEC and updates will be shared as soon as possible. If you have an existing reservation, please check the DEC website to ensure that your campground is open.

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.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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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...

Taylor Pond State Campground
1865 Silver Lake Road, Au Sable Forks
(518) 647-5250

Taylor Pond was created by a dam and the campground is on its remote shores. These are the only developments in this 8,000-acre wild area near Silver Lake Mountain. Camping This small campground is a delight for nature lovers, birders, anglers, and...

Fish Creek Pond State Campground
4523 State Route 30, Saranac Lake
(518) 523-2445

This is a popular campground, so book early! It is built around a natural sand shoreline that connects Square Pond and Fish Pond. It also connects with Rollins Pond and allows motorized and non-motorized boating, with a boat launch. The organized...

North Pole Campground and Lodge
5644 NYS Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 946-7733

The perfect destination to set up your base camp to explore the Adirondacks. Fantastic location at the base on Whiteface Mountain and directly on the Ausable River, North Pole Resorts offers a vast array of camping and lodging options, including some...

Saranac Lake Islands State Campground
4468 State Route 3, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-2841

If you've ever dreamed of your own island, we can make it come true. All you need is a tent, a boat, and a reservation. These 87 campsites are water access only. Some are islands, some along the shores of the Lower and Middle Saranac Lake, but all are...

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...

Meadowbrook State Campground
1174 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook
(518) 891-4351

Open May - Sept. 1. Meadowbrook is the best bargain in town for those visiting the Lake Placid Olympic training venues or the outdoor recreation activities in the Saranac Lake area. Only 4 miles away from either village, the campground offers...

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...

Bulwagga Bay RV Park & Campground
Route 22/9N, Port Henry
(518) 546-7500

RVer's, tenters, families, boaters, fishermen and cyclists welcome! Over 150 sites just off Route 22/9N, within walking distance of Port Henry's restaurants, shopping services, marina, Iron Center museum and Amtrak station. Offering sites with or...

Lincoln Pond Campground
4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown

This picturesque campground is only 32 miles from the village of Lake Placid, offering a great basecamp for exploring Lake Placid, the Whiteface Region, and the High Peaks! This 35-site DEC State Campground offers a variety of amenities, including...

Wilmington Notch State Campground
4953 NYS Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 946-7172

A unique campground beside the Ausable River. Wonderful for anglers ready to challenge the rapids. Whiteface, the Olympic Mountain, is on the other side of the river and other Lake Placid Olympic sites are only 8 miles from the campground. Stay in a...

Sharp Bridge State Campground
4390 US Route 9, North Hudson
(518) 532-7538

Located 32 miles from the village of Lake Placid, Sharp Bridge's location is ideal for day hiking trips. Wonderful boating opportunities on the west shore of the Schroon River. Equipment from tents to 25' RVs, picnic area, firewood sales, showers...