Welcome - already have an account? Sign In
No account yet?Sign Up
FAQ/Help...
Firewood Alert: Don't Move Firewood Regulation in effect. Help Protect New York's Forests! See details
[x]
Find Campsites




 
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!: Protect New York's lakes by arriving with your boat cleaned, drained, and dry. Please take action before you leave home to reduce the transport of aquatic invasives. Visit the NYSDEC website for more information on inspecting and cleaning your boat and gear.

EIGHTH LAKE CAMPGROUND, NY

Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jul 21 2015   Later Dates
116 site(s) found
ALL (116)

Description

Eighth Lake Campground offers great fishing for lake trout, with special salmon ponds adjacent to the campground. The large, forested campsites offer peace and privacy. The campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

Geography:

Eighth Lake Campground is located between Seventh and Eighth Lake with campsites located near the shore lines of both.

Recreation:

Power boats, rowboats, and canoes are allowed. Boat and canoe rental available. The boat launch consists of a hard surface (trailer-launch capable) launching ramp with parking for 10 cars and is the only public access to the lake. Fishing for trout and smallmouth bass is popular, and state-maintained hiking trails are adjacent to the campground, with many other trails nearby. A picnic area is available, and a swimming area is at the south end of the lake.

Facilities:

The campground offers tent and trailer sites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, accessibility, a sand beach, a swimming area, canoe and boat rentals, and hiking trails.

Nearby Attractions:

Area attractions include the Old Forge region with amusements, restaurants, and golf courses, the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and golf courses at Inlet and Indian Lake.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Assistant Caretaker's Cabin
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Booth
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hot Showers
  • Lifeguard Cabin
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Powerboating
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Station
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
  • Hospital
  • Museum
  • Restaurant
Alerts and Important Information

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-Is allowed at campgrounds with supervised bathing areas during designated hours when a lifeguard is on duty. Please note that there may be times when lifeguards are unavailable, and for the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Not all campground locations offer swimming, to inquire please contact the campground directly
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):
43.76427, -74.70999
43°45'51"N, 74°42'36"W

From the New York State Thruway (I-90), take Exit 31 at Utica; go north on Route 12 to Alder Creek; follow Route 28 through Old Forge and Inlet; the park is 6 miles east of Inlet on left side of Route 28. From the Adirondack Northway (I-87), take Exit 23 at Warrensburg; take Route 9 North to Route 28 West, through Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and Raquette Lake; the park is 5 miles south of Raquette Lake on the right-hand side of Route 28.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

EIGHTH LAKE CAMPGROUND
State Route 28
INLET  NY  13360

Phone Number:

Project Office: (315)354-4120