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Lake Eaton Campground

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Campground Map PDF File (533 KB)

Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1.1 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

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Lake Eaton offers a number of secluded sites, canoe, rowboat and kayak rentals and a blacktopped roadway for biking and walking enthusiasts. An interpretive nature trail is located along the northern boundary of the campground. There are numerous hiking opportunities nearby including one trail head that begins within the campground and serves three designated trails. Seaplane rides are available only a mile away in the nearby village of Long Lake which is a quintessential Central Adirondack town, and has been a hub of activity since the mid-nineteenth century.

Amenities

Amenities

135 tent and trailer sites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, boat and canoe rentals (daily).

Featured Activities

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Power boats, rowboats, canoes and kayaks allowed. Rowboat, canoe and kayak rentals available.

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Fish present in Lake Eaton: Lake trout, brook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, rainbow salmon, and minnow.

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Lake Eaton Campground is surrounded by the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest. The Lake Eaton Trail begins within the campgrounds and follows the shore of Lake Eaton before connecting into the larger Sargent Ponds Wild Forest Trail System. The Owls Head Mtn. Trail and Fire Tower is also a popular hike.

Directions

From the NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; north on Route 30 through the villages of Speculator, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and Long Lake. Campground is 1 1/2 miles north on Route 30 from Long Lake Village on the left side of the road.

From Tupper Lake: Route 30 south, 20 miles from Village of Tupper Lake, right side of the road.

Northbound: From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 north to Route 28 west to Indian Lake Village; Route 30 north to Long Lake. Campground is 1 1/2 miles north of Village of Long Lake on the left side of the road.

Southbound: From Adirondack Northway (1-87), Exit 29 at North Hudson/Newcomb; (Blue Ridge Road) west on 28N through Newcomb to Long Lake. Campground is 1/12 miles north on Route 30 from Long Lake Village on the left side of the road.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

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Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

DEC campground rules and regulations

Campground frequently asked questions

Clean your boat and equipment - help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives

Don't move firewood - help prevent of spread of invasive insects

Hiking safety tips

Additional Information

waterfront campsite on a misty morningArea Attractions

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is 12 miles south of campground. Water Safari Water Theme Park in Old Forge. The Wild Center, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake.

Junior Naturalist Program

Our campgrounds become an outdoor classroom for young children (5-13) and their families. Enjoy games and activities to earn a beautiful embroidered patch.