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WILMINGTON NOTCH, NY

Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 30 2015   Later Dates
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Description

Wilmington Notch is located beside the Ausable River and accommodates fishermen looking to challenge the rapids in search of a great catch. Olympic Whiteface Mountain is on the other side of the river and offers a gondola ride to the summit with a great view for miles. Lake Placid Olympic Village is a short 8 miles from this campground, offering unlimited attractions. The campground is situated in a birch and pine grove at the base of Whiteface Mountain.

Geography:

Wilmington Notch Campground is located in the Adirondacks, next to the Ausable River, at the base of Whiteface Mountain.

Recreation:

Trout fishing is excellent in the nearby west branch of the Ausable River. For both the experienced and inexperienced hiker, Wilmington Notch Campground offers easy access to many Adirondack High Peak Wilderness trails.

Facilities:

Campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, and a recycling center are among the park's amenities.

Nearby Attractions:

For sightseers, Wilmington Notch is the ideal campground. It is five miles from Santa's Workshop, one mile from High Falls Gorge (a series of spectacular falls on the west branch of the Ausable River), and seven miles from the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, which winds its way to the summit of the majestic mountain. Also, just minutes away, in the Lake Placid vicinity, are the other Olympic venue sites.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Recycling Station
  • Shopping
  • Showers
  • Telephone
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rental
  • Canoe Rental
  • Convenience Store
  • Cultural Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hospital
  • Ice Skating
  • Interpretive Center
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Restaurant
  • Rock Climbing
  • Theme Park
Alerts and Important Information
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
  • Your garbage must be taken to the recycling area at designated times for processing. Clear plastic bags are required. Instructions will be provided directing you to the proper recycling policies
  • Use extreme caution on steep banks when accessing the fishing river

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):
44.34939, -73.86302
44°20'58"N, 73°51'47"W

From the Northway (I-87) northbound: Take Exit 30, Route 73 North, to Lake Placid. Follow Route 86 through Lake Placid. The campground will be on the left, eight miles past Lake Placid. From the Northway (I-87) southbound: Take Exit 34, Route 9N South, to Jay. Follow Route 86 south to Wilmington; the campground will be on the right side of the road, four miles west of the village. From Tupper Lake: Take Route 3 East to Saranac Lake. Follow Route 86 through Lake Placid. The campground will be on the left, eight miles past Lake Placid.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WILMINGTON NOTCH
4953 NYS ROUTE 86
WILMINGTON  NY  12977

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)946-7172