New York State Adirondacks Campgrounds

by Stephanie Reid
The Adirondack Mountains offers a range of campgrounds and outdoor activities.

The Adirondack Mountains offers a range of campgrounds and outdoor activities.

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The Adirondack Mountains, in upstate New York, are a 6 million acre area of forests and mountains, offering plenty of camping and recreational activities. The Adirondack area includes multiple regions, each offering a different experience depending upon altitude, forestry and ecosystems. Campgrounds in the Adirondack Mountains range from simple plots of land to elaborate resort-type experiences.

Ausable Valley & Whiteface

Ausable Valley is in the heart of New York's Adirondack Mountains. In Ausable Valley are Douglas Resort and Campground and North Pole Resorts. Douglas Resort is a pet-friendly venue offering hot showers, laundry facilities, a restaurant, bar, arcade and horseback riding trails. The camping areas are 25 miles from Lake Placid. North Pole Resorts, close to the Whiteface area of the Adirondacks, offer camping within a 100-acre wooded area adjacent to Whiteface Mountain. Each site provides hookup access and pop-up camper rental availability.

Great Sacandaga Lake

In Mayfield, New York, Sunset Bay Vacation Resort offers campers an unparalleled outdoors experience. Adjacent to the Great Sacandaga Lake, Sunset Bay is offers live music, an ice cream parlor, private beaches and wireless Internet. For those camping with RV, full RV service is available. Visitors to Sunset Bay enjoy 2,200 feet of shoreline on a private beach in a gated resort community. Sunset Bay also features stocked trout ponds and regularly hosts fishing tournaments.

Lake George and Lake Champlain

Lake George and Lake Champlain are two of the most popular camping destinations in the Adirondack Mountains. The Lake George RV park offers expansive camping opportunities, including live music, biking trails, swimming pools, bingo, movie theaters and fitness center. The site is fully equipped for those traveling with RVs, as well as campers with just tent and sleeping bag.

Lake Placid

Camp Jellystone offers a camping experience for all members of the family. At the campground in North Hudson, New York, Yogi Bear and his pals offer campers unforgettable memories whether they prefer a cabin or campground site. The site features hayrides, Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo shows, river tubing, craft shows, train rides, gem mining and scavenger hunts.

Old Forge

The Old Forge area of the Adirondacks is home to the popular campsite known as Old Forge Camping Resort. The resort features both rustic cabins and campgrounds, and is less than one-half mile from New York's largest water amusement park. In addition, guests at Old Forge can enjoy boat rentals, private beaches and uninterrupted fishing.

About the Author

Stephanie Reid has been writing professionally since 2007, with work published in the Virginia Bar Association's "Family Law Quarterly" and the "Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy." She received her Juris Doctor from Regent University and her Bachelor of Arts in French and child development from Florida State University. Reid is admitted to practice law in Delaware and Maryland.

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