Forked Lake Campground
- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $18 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: 381 Forked Lake Campsite Lane, Long Lake, NY 12847 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 54 18.85584N, 074 31 30.62757W (leaves DEC's website)
- Campground Phone: (518) 624-6646
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Check out the virtual tour for this facility! (leaves DEC's website)
Campground Map PDF File (632 KB)
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.
80 campsites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, pit toilets, boat launch, firewood sales, DEC canoe and boat rentals.
Campsite Restoration Project
This campground has sites that have been selected for restoration. While undergoing restoration the chosen sites will be closed. For the list of sites and more information on the project visit the Campsite Restoration Project page.
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.
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.
Forked Lake Campground is surrounded by the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest. The Forked Lake Trail is accessible from within the campground and connects to the larger Sargent Pond Wild Forest Trail System. The Owls Head Mtn. Trail and Fire Tower is also a popular hike.
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.
Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC's website)
Planning and Management
The Final Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the campground guides the DEC's land management activities at this facility for a five-year period, although a number of goals and objectives in the plan focus on a much longer time period. The UMP addresses specific objectives and actions for public use at this facility.
For more information regarding the UMP for this facility please contact the Bureau of Recreation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY12233, Telephone 518 457-2500, and email for campground information
Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety
Clean your boat and equipment - help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives
Don't move firewood - help prevent of spread of invasive insects
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.
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.