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Status: Open through Sun Sep 06 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Apr 02 2016   Later Dates
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Paradox Lake is nestled on rolling hills of hardwood and creates the impression of being miles from the real world. With canoes and rowboats available for rent and abundant fish in the lake, this facility provides for camping at its finest. The hiking here is superb--get out and explore the forest.


Paradox Lake Campground is a comparatively small campground located on the shore of Dark Bay, which is on Paradox Lake. The lake itself is approximately 4-3/4 miles long.


Boating and fishing are popular, but the hiking here is particularly good. A network of trails south of the lake offers access to Crane, Oxshoe, Crab, Putnam, and Horseshoe Ponds; and to Pharaoh Lake and Pharaoh Mountain. The view from the summit of Pharaoh Mountain is worth the climb! On the opposite shore of the lake, accessible only by boat, a short trail leads to Peaked Hill and Peaked Hill Pond.


Amenities include campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, a boat launch site, a picnic area with pavilion rental, a play area, and canoe and boat rentals.

Nearby Attractions:

Boat tours and ferries on Lake Champlain are popular with visitors. Fort Ticonderoga is 7 miles away. Crown Point Historic Site and Essex County Fish Hatchery are 10 miles away. Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area offers adventures to those willing to journey into its forest.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicking
  • Powerboating
  • Recycling Station
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Fillup Station
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
  • Cultural Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hospital
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Theme Park
Alerts and Important Information
  • A recycling area is available for refuse disposal behind the supervisor's residence
  • Garbage must be taken to a central 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):
43.88876, -73.68142
43°53'20"N, 73°40'53"W

From I-87, take Exit 28, then Rte 74 east approximately 4 miles to Paradox Lake.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

897 Rt. 74
Paradox  NY  12858

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)532-7451