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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! - NICKS LAKE CAMPGROUND

Nicks Lake Campground, with its lake and bordering forests, gives the camper a sense of remoteness and tranquility. Peace and stillness prevail here, despite the countless activities the campground offers.


Nicks Lake Campground is located in a picturesque wooded setting on the shore of Nick's Lake.


Activities include swimming, fishing, bicycling, volleyball, basketball, softball, and a children's Junior Naturalist Program.


The campground offers tent and trailer sites; a picnic area with a pavilion, tables and fireplaces; restrooms and showers; a ball field, a volleyball net, and a playground; a trailer dump station and a recycling center; a sand beach with a swimming area and bathhouse; a nature trail with 14 educational stations; and hiking trails. Most facilities are handicapped-accessible.

Nearby Attractions:

A few minutes' drive brings visitors to the nearby hamlet of Old Forge.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Basketball
  • Boat Launch
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Group Picnicking
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Volleyball
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Golfing
  • Museum
  • Shopping
  • Theme Park
Alerts and Important Information
  • Motorized boats are not permitted on the lake

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):
43.68504, -74.97958
43°41'6"N, 74°58'46"W

From NYS Thruway: Take Exit 31 at Utica, Route 12 North to Alder Creek, and Rte 28 to Old Forge. Turn right at the Post Office, and follow the Nicks Lake Campground signs 1.5 miles to the campground entrance. From Watertown take Rte. 12 South to Alder Creek, then Rte 28 to Old Forge. Turn right at the Post Office, and follow the Nicks Lake Campground signs 1.5 miles to the campground entrance. From Blue Mountain Lake take Rte. 28 to Old Forge, turn left at the Post Office and follow the Nicks Lake Campground signs 1.5 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OLD FORGE  NY  13420

Phone Number:

Information:  (315)369-3314