The Adirondack mountains of Adirondack Park are the classic backdrop for Lake George Camping, named by Country Living Magazine as one of the 15 Clearest Bodies of Water in North America!. Adirondack Park is one of the largest parks in the lower 48 states, with over six million acres to explore, boat, hike, bike and camp on. If you love timeless, rustic, family oriented, good old fashioned camping, look for it in Adirondack Park, especially at the Lake George Campgrounds.
The Lake George Area is nestled in the southern foothills of the Adirondack Park, and is in prime camping country. Water borne adventurers pitch their tents on the islands of Lake George. Campers who prefer the comforts of home camp in RV parks and those who prefer to rent a cabin can do so too. No matter what your background or experience, camping is the original vacation, with nature experienced the way it was meant to be – among the woods, lakes, and rivers of the Adirondack Mountains.
Adirondack style actually has a unique history. It began around the time of the “Gilded Age,” in the early 20s. It was a time of rapid economic growth, and those who made money celebrated by spending it like they had never before. This was the era when Adirondack Park became one of the favorite playgrounds for the rich and famous. In the second half of the 19th century, or “Gilded Age,” the affluent population of New York City would “vacate” the hot and muggy city for the cooler weather at their luxurious camps in the Adirondacks and thus the “American Vacation” was born. Millions of people carry on the tradition of the Adirondacks “luxurious rusticness” — where cabins and camps look rough and rustic on the outside, but inside are luxuriously finished with a craftsman style architecture. The look is timeless, classy, and for most vacationers, personifies the true camping lifestyle.
Lake George Camping By Boat
Island camping on Lake George is all about quiet and seclusion. Both are easy to accomplish since Lake George has 387 shoreline campsites on 44 state-owned islands.
There are 170 sites and 42 cruiser sites in the Glen Island Group (The Narrows), and 90 of those sites are on Long Island. The 42 cruiser sites are for large boats with sleeping quarters. There are 25 sites in the Glen Island Group, and although they are located on the mainland they are only accessible by boat. Most sites are well forested and private.
Every island campsite has its own unique flare and provides a distinct experience from other waterfront camping locations in Lake George.
The Lake George Islands campsites are divided into three groups, Glen Island, Long Island, and Narrow Island. They are all located on Lake George, America’s “Queen” Lake. Lake George Islands campsites are accessible by boat only and are spread out over much of the lake. Each of the three camping islands has its own headquarters, to make site registration as convenient as possible. After campers choose the area in which they wish to camp, they continue to a private marina to park and launch. Fishing, hiking, bird watching, boating and sailing are included in the many activities campers enjoy on these wonderful islands. Most sites are well-forested and private. All sites have a dock for at least one boat, a fireplace, a picnic table, and a toilet facility. Picnic areas have charcoal grills, fireplaces, and tables, and picnic shelters that hold up to 15 people each.
Lake George is 32 miles long, 3 miles wide at its widest point, with a maximum depth of 195 feet; it offers some of the best recreational boating opportunities in the Northeast. All types of watercraft are allowed on the lake. The water in Lake George allows light to penetrate exceptionally deep, resulting in a two-story fishery, with landlocked salmon and lake trout found at 50-180 foot levels, while bass and pike tend to gather in weed beds. Over 50 miles of hiking trails lead to mountains overlooking the lake and to remote mountain ponds.
Glenn Island has 161 campsites, 25 cruiser sites (boats with sleeping quarters aboard) and 40 boat sites (Canoe, kayak etc). All campsites have a dock for at least one boat, a fireplace, a picnic table, and a toilet facility. Picnic areas have charcoal grills, fireplaces, and tables, and picnic shelters that hold up to 15 people each. Campground only accessible by boat.
Long Island has 84 campsites. All sites have a dock for at least one boat, a fireplace, a picnic table, and a toilet facility. Picnic areas have charcoal grills, fireplaces, and tables, and picnic shelters that hold up to 15 people each. Campground only accessible by boat.
Long Island has 80 campsites. All sites have a dock for at least one boat, a fireplace, a picnic table, and a toilet facility. Picnic areas have charcoal grills, fireplaces, and tables, and picnic shelters that hold up to 15 people each. Campground only accessible by boat.
Other Lake George Campgrounds
346 Schroon River Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone: (518) 240-8010
Adirondack Safari has 40 luxury tents available for nightly rental. These luxury canvas tents have either one, two or three queen beds sleeping 2, 4 or 6 people. Their two-person tents are 15 ft in diameter and their 4 and 6 person tents are 20 ft diameter and are furnished with zero gravity chairs, a picnic table with a canopy, charcoal grill, fire pit, decking, solar lighting, and more.
Throw a rock into the Schroon River from your tent—you’re that close! The Schroon River is a great place to go river tubing, kayaking, fishing, and more. Guests enjoy complimentary use of river tubes and kayaks are available for just $15 per kayak for a half day rental. There’s no tent or RV camping, just a chance to enjoy the Adirondack experience from the luxury of a glamping style canvas tent. No pets allowed.
The campground hosts provide your tent, and all of the bedding, linens, pillows, and decorative accents for your tent. There is also electricity at each site for interior lighting and charging phones. Electric heaters and keurig style coffee machines are not allowed. They will trip the fuse to multiple tents. Outside, there is a charcoal grill (you provide the charcoal), a firepit, zero gravity chairs to sit in around the fire, a picnic table with canopy, decking, and tiki torches.
They recommend that you bring a flashlight, towels, a cooler for your food/beverages (there is ice for sale on the property), and any utensils or cookware that you need. There is a camp store on the property for you to buy ice, wood, charcoal, and other basic needs. There are grocery stores and butcher shops just minutes from the property. Nights can get chilly. If you get cold easy it can’t hurt to bring an extra blanket or sleeping bag for your bed.
Stony Creek Family Campground
18 Grist Mill Rd
Stony Creek, NY 12878
Phone: (518) 696-5029
Located in Adirondack Park, this campground has both RV trailer and cabin rentals.
They have all the comforts of home, like heat/air conditioning, kitchenette, sink, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, microwave, full bathroom with shower and tub. They also supply all cooking ware and utensils, and oh yeah, the toilet paper.
There is a two-night minimum stay for all campers, three nights for holidays.
- In-ground pool
- Playground for all ages
- Rec building with Game Room
- Weekend activities
- Panning for gemstones
- Camp store
- Wood and ice
- Fishing in Stony Creek
- Clean bathrooms with showers
- Fire rings
- Picnic tables
- Tent sites
- RV sites
- Trailer rentals
- Dump station
- Dumping service available
- Laundry Facilities
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Counter
Lake George RiverView Campground
Lake George, NY
3652 U.S. 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 623-9444
Home to 125 rustic and individual campsites campers can camp on the river or off. This campground has rooms for big rigs with sliders down to trailers, tent and car campers.
Each site is equipped with a picnic table, fireplace or fire ring, electric, water and cable.
Full hookup sites are also available on or off of the Schroon River.
- Riverfront campsites
- Beautiful sandy beach
- Spacious relaxing pool
- Children’s Playground
- Free Miniature Golf
- Volleyball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Arcade Room
- Ping Pong
- Pool Table
Lake George Escape Camping Resort
175 East Schroon River Rd
Diamond Point, NY 12824
Phone: (800) 327-3188
You won’t be bored at Lake George Escape Camping Resort unless you want to be. Don’t take our word for it. Even the Travel Channel says so. TravelChannel.com named this place as one of the “10 Best Campgrounds for Families.” Read their full article here. Located on 178 beautifully wooded acres, this campground can accommodate large groups for day use and overnight stays with a variety of accommodations. They have more than 560 sites for RVs, pop ups and tents along with 63 rental units which include both RVs & cabins.The campground has both locations on and off the pond for tent sites and RV campsites, with or without sewer, as well as rental cabins for those who want to stay in a more structured setting.
- Wagon Rides
- Hot showers at no extra charge for campers
- 2 pools Adult and Kiddie Pool (Heated)
- Remote Control Park
- Bigger Dog Park
- Frisbee 9 Hole Golf Course
- Sip and Paint Classes (See Schedule)
- 19 Foot Water slide
- Fun Bounce House Inflatable
- Life-size Game Boards – Jenna, Connect 4 & Foosball
- In Season DJ Nightly & Live Entertainment
- Shuffleboard Courts
- Bingo/Card Playing
- Creative arts and crafts classes and projects
- Planned Activities – Daily & Weekly
- Mystery Dinner Theater
- Pedal Cart Rentals daily
- Daily Dodgeball
- Pickle Ball Court
- Summer Boating on the river
- Tubing Down the River
- Private Beach
- Restaurant with Free Delivery and Bar Onsite
- Walking Trails
- Free Shuttle to Lake George
- Mini Golf
- Ping Pong
- Fishing on the Schroon River (Valid Fishing License required 16 yrs & up)
- Bonfire & S’mores
- Swimming at our Beach
- Men/Women Exercise Classes
Luzerne State Campground
892 Lake Ave
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Phone: (518) 696-2031
Families, couples and solo campers alike will enjoy camping at Luzerne State Campground. With 174 tent and trailer sites; hot showers; flush toilets; trailer dump station; recycling center; mobility impaired accessibility; picnic area with tables, fireplaces, and charcoal grills; picnic pavilion rental; a swimming area; 22 horse paddocks; two covered standing stalls; row boats; canoes; kayaks there’s more than enough to keep any camper happy and occupied. No motor boats are allowed, however rowboats and canoes, kayaks, sailboats and non-motorized boats are allowed. There are also rowboat, canoe, and kayak rentals available.
Campers with horses will appreciate being able to bring their horses with them. However, please note that for campers and visitors at Luzerne proof of current negative coggins certificate is required for all horses entering the campground—even those just visiting or there for the day. Out-of-state horse owners will also be required to produce a 30-day health certificate. Riders must carry each horses health papers with them at all times. Horse owners will be responsible for the cleaning of their stalls and paddocks during their stay and before their departure. In addition, only campers with horses will be permitted to camp in the horse area on holiday weekends. Campers without horses booking this area during these times may have their reservation canceled upon arrival to the facility.
Scaroon Manor State Campground
8728 U.S. 9
Pottersville, NY 12860
Phone: (518) 623-1200
Scaroon Manor Campground is located on the west shore of Schroon Lake on Taylor’s Point and with 1200 feet of shoreline. It’s a one-of-a-kind campground—completed in 2011 and designed from the ground up to provide accessibility to people of all abilities. The universal design of this facility enables everyone, including seniors and families with small children to access all amenities. All campsites, showers and restrooms are accessible. Campsites have accessible designed ring fireplaces and picnic tables and smooth, hardened surfaces to ease mobility for those with wheelchairs or walking aids. There are 60 sites, two with tent platforms. Reservations may be made through reserveamerica.com.
There is beach access to the water’s edge and the bath house includes a unisex room. Picnic tables are dispersed, located with views of the lake, in wooded areas and at the picnic pavilion. The boat docks and fishing pier are also accessible. One of the docks is reserved and an ample number of parking sites have been designated for people with disabilities only.
The campground is a great place to fish, motorboat, paddle, bicycle, picnic and swim. The campground, located in the Town of Chester in Warren County and bordering the Town of Schroon in Essex County, has storied history as a resort and is an important component of the local cultural heritage.
The facility was a destination resort for the wealthy. It offered a broad range of facilities and activities which included golf, swimming, canoeing, boating, sailing, water skiing, bowling, handball, baseball, basketball, tennis, hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and roller skating. The amphitheater hosted many famous entertainers during its heyday. In 1957 the movie Marjorie Morningstar starring Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood was filmed on the grounds of Scaroon Manor. There are still a lot of the same amenities available today.
For more information regarding the UMP for this facility please contact the Bureau of Recreation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233. Telephone (518) 457-2500, and email CampInfo@dec.ny.gov for campground information.
Warrensburg Travel Park
136 Schroon River Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone: (518) 623-9833
The Warrensburg Travel Park is a five-minute drive from Lake George. These Adirondack camp sites include swimming in a heated in ground pool, fishing on the beautiful Schroon River, swimming at the sandy beach area, mini-golf, basketball, volleyball, crafts for the kids, DJ and dancing for all on most Saturday nights and an Arcade.
Warrensburg Travel Park & Riverfront Campground has a mile of river frontage, including sandy beaches and easy entry for swimming and boating. The water depth makes it perfect for canoeing, rafting, fishing, kayaking, tubing, small boats and more. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. All RV sites contain 30 amp electric service at every site, newer Time Warner Cable TV at every site, newer high speed internet access, fire ring and picnic table at every site. Water and sewer hook-ups also included. Campground facilities include a mini-golf course, laundry room, free hot showers, clean restrooms, a safe playground, a volleyball court, a basketball hoop, horseshoes, arcade and offers a covered pavilion. There is a camp store on site that sells firewood, ice, basic camping supplies.
Rogers Rock State Campground
9894 Lake Shore Dr
Hague, NY 12836
Phone: (518) 585-6746
Rogers Rock is a very popular family campground for a lot of reasons—like swimming, bicycling, fishing, boating, and hiking (on state marked trails only) as well as camping. There are two group camping areas which are very popular for family and friends, church and youth groups, reunions etc. The campground is located just 6 miles south of Ticonderoga which has many historical sites of interest and educational opportunities, and is on the northern end of Lake George.
All types of watercraft allowed on lake. Boat launch and mooring buoys available. There are 332 campsites – including Waltonian; two group camping areas; a picnic area with tables, fireplaces, and picnic pavilion rentals; flush toilets; hot showers; trailer dump station; boat launch; mooring buoys; recycling center; boat pumpout station; sand beach; bathhouse; guarded swimming area; firewood sales; and pay telephones.
The campground has two areas for group camping known as Association Area and Ballfield. Each allows 35 minimum and 60 maximum for camping. Group camping reservations are only accepted on a prepaid first-come, first-serve basis through mail at the Warrensburg Office. Areas have a maximum stay of 14 days.
Rogers Rock Campground also has accessible day use facilities, 13 campsites, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, and restrooms.
Moose Hillock Campground
Fort Ann, NY 12827
Phone: (518) 792-4500
Moose Hillock campground features the largest heated swimming pool in the northeastern United States. Yeah. It’s big. And it’s unique. The pool features a Caribbean Beach Entry, Caves, Waterfalls, Waterslides, Fountains, LED Lights, Surround Sound, Free Wireless Internet and a Beach Side Cafe. The pool opens Memorial Day Weekend and closes the weekend after Labor Day.
Their campsites are full hook-up and come with water, sewer, cable TV, and 20-30-50 amp electrical services. The campsites are large enough to handle any size camper and feature a natural stone fireplace along with a family size 8 ft picnic table. Located less than 10 miles from Lake George, Full hookup sites “BIG RIG FRIENDLY” with 20, 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, sewer and cable TV. They also offer cabins and cabin suites for rent.
- Seasonal sites available, Park models welcome
- Picnic tables and natural stone fireplaces at each site
- Pet Friendly
- Sparkling clean, modern restrooms and Handicapped restroom facilities
- Playground (Basketball, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Play Structures)
- Free Wifi Hotspot
- Beach Side Cafe serving snacks, ice cream, and refreshments!
- Trading Post Store, w/ limited groceries, souvenirs, camping supplies
- Firewood, Ice and LP Gas
- Hiking and Biking
- Golf Cart Rentals
- Luxury Poolside Cabana Rentals
- 400 Seat pavilion
- Saturday evening chapel service (John 3:16)