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Status: Open through Sun Oct 11 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 28 2016   Later Dates
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We regret to inform you that due to fiscal issues the camping season at Cranberry Lake will be shortened this year. The campground will still open on May 16th, however it will now close on October 13th with the last night to camp being October 12th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Cranberry Lake area is one of the largest remote areas remaining in the state. There has been only a minimum of civilized encroachment on the lake itself, and just to the south lie thousands of acres of unbroken forest. Originally, the lake was about half its present size, but in 1867, a log crib dam was completed at Cranberry Lake Village to control the flow of the river and improve navigation. The present concrete dam was built in 1916. The park is adjacent to 150,000 acres of forest preserve. There are many miles of marked trails and ponds.


Cranberry Lake State Park is located in the Adirondack Mountains, within Adirondack State Park.


Hiking, swimming, camping, and picnicking are the best ways to relax outside here at Cranberry Lake State Park.


Most of the park's campsites have trees between them, offering privacy from adjacent sites. Each site has a fireplace and picnic table, with water spigots located nearby.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Booth
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Recycling Station
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Canoe Rental
  • Convenience Store
  • Hospital
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
  • All sites are back in only and require maneuvering with the longer trailers. Sites 16, 18, 20, 24, 61 and 88 are less desirable waterfront sites due to distance or steepness to the water.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE-You must sign for your own site. Have your equipment with you and be ready to camp when you register. Names of all campers on a site must be listed on the permit at time of registration
CHECK-IN TIME-From 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. Campers must register for their campsite by 9:00 p.m. on the first night of their reservation or the campsite will be subject to re-rental and all fees will be forfeited
CHECK-OUT TIME-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
OCCUPANCY-Limited to 6 individuals per campsite and 2 tents or 1 unit of hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply)
AGE REGULATIONS-Campsites must be registered and occupied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older
LENGTH OF STAY-Your camping permit can be issued for a maximum of 14 nights. From July 1 through Labor Day only 14 cumulative nights will be permitted at any campground.
QUIET HOURS-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
GENERATORS-The use of generators may be limited to no more than 5 hours per day and fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If the use of a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by the facility staff then individual use of a generator may be prohibited/limited
FIRES-Must be built in fireplaces provided. Only dead and down wood may be used for fuel. No chainsaws are allowed in campgrounds, and cutting down trees, alive or dead is prohibited.
FIREARMS-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
ACCESSIBLE SITES-At least one member of the camping party staying on the site must be mobility impaired (i.e. in a wheelchair or uses a walker) or the camping party may be turned away at the campground
SWIMMING- Please take note the swimming facilities at this location are not supervised by a lifeguard or other responsible person. In place of on-site supervision, this facility has established a series of safeguards to be followed by all guests, the details of which are outlined in a brochure presented to customers upon arrival at the facility.
PETS-Are allowed with proof of a currently valid rabies vaccination in the form of a current year 's tag or a certificate issued by the veterinarian. Campers can walk dogs on a leash no longer than six feet as long as the animal is under control. Dogs cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in facility structures, on the beach or in day use areas

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.19581, -74.82649
44°11'45"N, 74°49'35"W

From the West: From I-81, take Exit 45 (Route 3) at Watertown. Take Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn right on Lone Pine Road; campground is 1 mile south. From the North: Take Route 56 south from Potsdam. At the intersection with Route 3, turn right (west), and follow Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn right on Lone Pine Road; campground is 1 mile south. From the South: From I-90 (NYS Thruway) west, take Exit 27 at Amsterdam to Route 30 North. Take Route 30 North to Tupper Lake Village; turn left onto Route 3 West. Take Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village, turn left on Lone Pine Road; campground is 1 mile south.

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Information:  (315)848-2315