Get out there and live in it

There are so many joys in camping. The star-filled sky! The roaring fire! The roasted marshmallows! And the best part is, camping is a great way to extend a vacation budget and make the one-of-a-kind family memories that can only be made camping on a lake in the Adirondacks.

Unrivaled camping options 

Would you like your own island that can only be reached by boat? We can do that! Look for Saranac Lake Islands campsites on Lower and Middle Saranac for a camping trip unlike any other. 

Would you like a site that also has showers, canoe rentals, and children’s activities? We can do that too! Visit the state-operated campgrounds which include nearby Fish Creek, Rollins Pond, Buck Pond, and Meadowbrook.

Your base camp

Outdoor recreation is a big part of an Adirondack camping experience. When you're here it's easy to find a place to swim, canoe, boat, hike, and bike. Not only does Saranac Lake offer the best camping in the Adirondacks, but there are also countless fun attractions nearby if you want to escape the wilderness for a bit. Whether you want to pack the camper for a weekend trip away with your family or reconnect with nature during a canoe camping trip, start by booking your campsite reservation in Saranac Lake today.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK Pledge

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

4523 State Route 30
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Fish Creek Pond Campground is highly regarded as one of the best Adirondack state campgrounds. There is a natural sand shoreline and water access for most campsites, and is accessible to both motorized and non-motorized boats. Enjoy an Interpreter...

Almost all the sites are water access.
4468 State Route 3
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

If you've ever dreamed of your own island, we can make it come true. All you need is a tent, a boat, and a reservation. These 87 campsites are water access only.

Two paddlers passing one of the smaller Saranac islands in a canoe.
1174 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

A great choice for hiking, as there are trails on the property. There's also Scarface trailhead 0.5 miles to the west, and Haystack Mountain and McKenzie Mountain trailhead 1.3 miles east.


Open May - Sept. 1.

Meadowbrook Campground between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.
4523 State Route 30
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Rollins Pond is an incredible camping and recreation complex, for all who love boating, paddling, biking and hiking, yet would appreciate hot showers and indoor plumbing.

Use the boat launch, and more, for a small day use fee.
1339 County Route 60
Saranac Lake, NY 12983


Buck Pond has seclusion, water, and a lifeguarded swimming beach with bathhouse.

Enjoy the 130-acre Buck Pond, along with Lake Kushaqua and the Kushaqua Narrows.

Buck Pond is a popular campground, so book early!
Woodland Grove Camping - Adirondack Adventure Base
(518) 327-5030
9306 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Donaldson's Campsite
(518) 891-4070
4426 State Route 30
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Charlie's Inn & Junction Campground
(518) 891-9858
44 Junction Road
Lake Clear, NY 12945