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Status: Open through Sat Sep 12 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 01 2016   Later Dates
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Description: Located on picturesque Piseco Lake, Little Sand Point Campground offers seclusion and serenity. Campsites are nestled within the hardwood and conifer trees. Piseco Lake offers fishing, canoeing, sailing, and all types of water sports. Numerous hiking trails challenge the day hiker, while the 133-mile Northville-Lake Placid Trail is located just minutes away. A sandy beach offers a guarded swimming area from mid-June to Labor Day.


Little Sand Point Campground is located on Piseco Lake, in the central portion of the Adirondack Park. The park sits at an elevation of 1,660 feet, and the terrain is hilly, with well-wooded areas of conifers and hardwoods. The campground was opened to the public in 1953.


Motorized boating is welcome, and a boat launch is available. Fishing (for walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, perch, rock bass, and white fish) is popular. Swimming and hiking round out the activities.


Amenities include campsites, a sand beach, a boat launch, flush toilets, a pay telephone, a trailer dumping station, hot showers and a recycling center.

Nearby Attractions:

Shopping, restaurants, and a golf course are nearby.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Station
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Canoe Rental
  • Convenience Store
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Rentals
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Museum
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
  • There is no day use at this facility

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):
43.41424, -74.55506
43°24'51"N, 74°33'18"W

From NYS Thruway (I-90), take Exit 27 at Amsterdam; follow Route 30 north approximately 50 miles to the Village of Speculator. Turn left on Route 8 and go west about 11 miles to Old Piseco Road. Turn right; the campground is a few miles down, on the left side of the road. From NYS Thruway (I-90), take Exit 31 at Utica and proceed north on Route 8 approximately 55 miles to Old Piseco Road. Turn left; the campground is a few miles down, on the left side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PISECO  NY  12139

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)548-7585