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Status: Open through Sun Oct 11 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Apr 02 2016   Later Dates
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The Lower Saranac Lake Islands provide miles and miles of boater recreation and direct access to four other lakes through a set of locks which allow your vessel to be raised or lowered to the right water level. Coupled with the ability to camp on selected island sites, being able to fish for your dinner after hours of waterskiing might make you want to stay here forever.


The Village of Saranac Lake is split between three towns (Harrietstown, St. Armand, and North Elba) and two counties, Franklin and Essex. The village lies within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park, about seven miles from Lake Placid. These two villages, along with nearby Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.


The park offers excellent boating, fishing, and hiking.


Park amenities include campsites, some with lean-to's, outhouses, a boat launch, and several day-use sites.

Nearby Attractions:

There are a number of golf courses and horseback riding facilities nearby. The state-operated Adirondack Fish Hatchery is nine miles away. The Adirondack Visitor Interpretive Center, on Route 30, twelve miles west of the campground, is a nature center and visitor information center with tour and travel information. The nearby villages of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid offer restaurants and shopping.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Fishing
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Powerboating
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Shelters
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
  • Hiking
  • Horse Rentals
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Museum
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Tennis Court
Alerts and Important Information
  • This campground is BOAT ACCESS ONLY
  • Camping is primitive. No potable water available. Outhouses at each location
  • When making reservations parking may be limited. You may be instructed to use municipal parking lots in the Village of Saranac Lake
  • Persons using boat launch sites will be required to conspicuously display their camping permit copy, or alternate document provided by campground staff. Violators may be ticketed or towed
  • Campground is carry-in, carry-out
  • A recycling center is available for refuse disposal at other DEC campgrounds when you show your camping permit

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):
44.28741, -74.18655
44°17'15"N, 74°11'12"W

To the State Bridge Boat Launch Site, take Route #3; leave Tupper Lake going east, approximately 17 miles. The site is on the right, with a sign at the entrance. From Saranac Lake, take Route #3 west, approximately 6 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4468 State Route 3
Saranac Lake  NY  12983

Phone Number:

Information:  (518)891-2841