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Forked Lake

Kayak at Forked Lake CampgroundAddress: 381 Forked Lake Campsite Lane, Long Lake, NY 12847
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 43d54'30.82"N, 74d32'06.07"W
Campground Phone: (518) 624-6646
Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
Camping Fee: $18

Campground Map PDF File (343 KB)

Make a reservation at this campground with ReserveAmerica.

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.

Comprehensive planning and beautiful surroundings, combined with the remoteness of this campground offers a great wilderness experience to the public. Forked Lake Campground is located on the east shore of 1248 acre Forked Lake. All the campsites offer privacy, some are large and well forested, campsites are accessible by boat and/or trail (not all sites are accessible by trail, some are boat access only), except for three (3) which can accommodate 20 foot RVs. The campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: Canoeing, boating, and fishing.

Mist at Forked Lake CampgroundDirections: Forked Lake Public Campground can be reached by leaving State Routes 28N and 30 at Deerland and driving southwest on County Roads 3 (North Point Road) and 20 (Forked Lake Campsite Lane) to the east shore of Forked Lake.

Amenities: 80 campsites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, pit toilets, boat launch, DEC canoe and boat rentals.

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rental available. Launch area is gravel base, shallow, and unusable for large boats. The launch is mostly used by small boats or car top boats and canoes.

Fishing: Good opportunities for fishing exist in this area. Major species in Forked Lake are: Brook trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bullhead, yellow perch, pan fish and occasional brown trout.

Day Use Facilities: There is no a swimming beach available. A small picnic area is available.

Boat on the beach at Forked Lake CampgorundJunior 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.

Area Attractions: The Adirondack Park visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is 20 miles north on N.Y.S. Route 28. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is approx. 25 miles away.

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 14 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28 and 30, and features the History of the Adirondack Mountains and the Adirondack Park. The village of Long Lake is 7 miles west on N.Y.S. Route 28, and offers restaurants.

Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake, Inlet, Newcomb and Tupper Lake.