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Status: Open through Sat Oct 24 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 08 2016   Later Dates
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We regret to inform you that due to fiscal issues the camping season at Fish Creek Pond will be shortened this year. The campground will still open on April 11th, however it will now close on October 26th with the last night to camp being October 25th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Considered the finest and most attractive of all the Adirondack campgrounds, Fish Creek Pond Campground offers a natural sand shoreline and water access for most campsites. Pristine rivers and ponds are accessible to both motorized and non-motorized boats. In addition to exceptional boating, the campground offers a variety of other recreational opportunities, including the well-regarded Interpreter Activity Program, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.


Fish Creek Pond Campground is located in Adirondack Park.


From the end of June to Labor Day, an organized recreation activity program is offered daily at the Amphitheater, and includes nature hikes, crafts, games, and live entertainment. Various canoe routes and boating opportunities exist; the waters are popular parts of the Adirondack canoe routes. Major species in Fish Creek, Square, and Rollins Ponds are black bass, northern pike, and pan fish. Upper Saranac Lake offers these species, plus lake trout and landlocked salmon. Black and Whey Ponds have brook and rainbow trout. Many miles of trails begin right from the campground, with an abundance of other hiking possibilities nearby. Two of the most popular are the Otter Hollow Loop and Floodwood Loop.


The campground has campsites, a picnic area, a beach, a playground, restrooms, a shower building, a trailer dumping station, a boat launch, hiking trails, summer recreation activities, and volleyball and basketball areas.

Nearby Attractions:

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths is 18 miles north on NYS Route 30. Lake Placid and the Olympic venues are located 25 miles to the southeast. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is 50 miles south.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recycling Station
  • Showers
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rental
  • Convenience Store
  • Cultural Activities
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Museum
  • Restaurant
Alerts and Important Information
  • Water sites are located on the shoreline of Fish Creek Pond or Square Pond. Off water sites are C sites which are on a stream, and A sites which are inland
  • Your garbage must be taken to a central recycling area at designated times for processing. Clear plastic bags are required. Instructions will be provided
    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):
    44.29972, -74.36933
    44°17'59"N, 74°22'10"W

    From the Northway (I-87) northbound: Take Exit 30, Route 9 North, to Rte. 73; go north to Lake Placid. Take Route 86 North through Saranac Lake to Rte. 186 West; then take Rte. 30 South 9 miles to Fish Creek Pond. From the Northway (I-87) southbound: Take Exit 38, Rte. 374 West, to Rte. 3 West, to Saranac Lake. From Saranac Lake, take Rte. 186 West; then take Rte. 30 South 9 miles to Fish Creek Pond. From I-81: Take Exit 48, Rte. 342 East, to Rte. 3 & 30; take Rte. 30 North to Fish Creek Pond.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    4523 State Route 30
    SARANAC LAKE  NY  12983

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (518)891-4560