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.

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...

Dix Mountain
1196 NY Route 73, Keene Valley
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Dix is often climbed by itself, but 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,) Hough Peak, and Macomb Mountain. Dix is the big boy of the range...

Osgood River
51 N Brook Rd Drive, Paul Smiths
(518) 523-2445

The Osgood River has two primitive tent sites on the east bank (river right).

East Dix (Grace Peak)
1196 State Route 73, Keene Valley
(518) 523-2445

This Adirondack High Peak is number 42 on the list. East Dix was renamed Grace Peak in commemoration of Grace Hudowalski, who was the first woman to climb the 46 High Peaks. Grace became Forty-Sixer #9 August 22, 1937 on Esther. She worked for New...

Giant Mountain
Route 73, Keene Valley
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Note: The parking areas for Giant Mountain often fill quickly, especially in the summer. Consider choosing a less popular, and less crowded, trail. Giant Mountain is just that, a large land mass towering over Keene Valley. Giant is a shortened...

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...

Wilderness Van
5768 NY 86, Wilmington
(518) 802-7979

Welcome to Adventure! Wilderness Van rents fully restored vintage VW Westfalia camper vans and cozy R-Pod travel trailers. T he Volkswagen Westfalia is the perfect platform for traveling and exploring the Adirondack Park. The camper's sleeping...

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...

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...

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...

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

Hiking this Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 11 on the list. Mount Colden is one of the more popular mountains in the High Peaks, but this is mostly due to its more formidable approach, the Trap Dike. While the Trap Dike is an excellent approach and...

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...