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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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Take the Virtual Tour! - MEACHAM LAKE CAMPGROUND

Campers at Meacham Lake are provided with a wide-open view of a truly undeveloped area and can often hear loons calling, in the early morning and late in the evening. Aside from a fisherman's paradise, the campground has an activities area, complete with Environmental Interpreters, volleyball, horseshoes, a playground, and a beach.


Meacham Lake Campground is located on the north and west shores of Meacham Lake. The campground represents the only development of this 1,203-acre lake. The campground is in a very scenic area, surrounded by the northern mountains and extensive tracts of Wild Forest state land.


From the end of June to Labor Day, an organized recreation activity program is offered daily, which includes nature hikes, crafts, games, and live entertainment. Other activities include boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, and picnicking.


Park amenities include campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, a boat launch, boat and canoe rentals, and a playground. A large beach and spacious picnic area are located on the north shore.

Nearby Attractions:

The Tri-Lakes region to the south and Malone to the north offer additional activities. The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpreter Center at Paul Smiths is located 8 miles south of the campground.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recycling Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Restaurant
Alerts and Important Information
  • Garbage must be taken to a central recycling area at designated times for processing. Clear plastic bags are required. Instructions will be provided directing you in the proper recycling policies

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):
44.57832, -74.28602
44°34'42"N, 74°17'10"W

From the Northway (I-87), northbound: Take Exit 30, Route 9 North to Route 73 North (to Lake Placid). Take Route 86 through Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to Paul Smiths; turn right on Route 30 North and drive approximately 9.5 miles to the park. From the Northway (I-87), southbound: Take Exit 38, Route 374 West to Route 3. Turn right on Franklin County Road 30 to Rte 86; turn right to go to Paul Smiths. Turn right on Route 30 North and drive approximately 9.5 miles to the park. From Tupper Lake: Take Route 30 North approximately 40 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DUANE  NY  12953

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)483-5116