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Hearthstone Point Campground

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hearthstone point location map

Campground Map PDF File (714 KB)

Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1.2 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, Protect Lake George

Visitors to the Lake George Area should be aware of actions they can take to reduce the transport of aquatic invasives. Please visit the Protect Lake George website (live link in right column) and DEC Fisheries for more information.

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Located on picturesque Lake George just 2 miles north of the Village of Lake George, this has become a very popular vacation location. Lake George region offers some of the most diverse recreation opportunities in NYS. A Junior Naturalist Program is also offered at Hearthstone, and the successful camper can earn a naturalist patch for their efforts.

Amenities

251 tent and trailer sites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, sand beach, swimming area.

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Accessible Features

Hearthstone Point Campground has 13 accessible camp sites, picnic tables, showers, rest rooms, and a gazebo. Full listing of DECs Accessible Recreation Destinations.

Featured Activities

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Boating

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All types of watercraft allowed on the lake. There is no boat launch at this facility.

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Fishing

Fish present in Lake George include: lake trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, and a variety of pan fish.

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Hiking

Nearby hiking opportunities include Prospect Mountain. The red-marked 1 5/8 mile hiking trail leads to the summit of the mountain. There is no fee for hikers and on a clear day, the 100-mile view from Prospect's summit encompasses five states. Although there are a few strenuous spots along the way, climbing to the summit is not considered difficult for those in reasonably good shape. Part of the trail follows the road bed of the former railway that served the once-thriving hotel on the mountain. For a fee, users can drive to the summit on the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway.

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Swimming

Designated swimming areas are available at some DEC facilities. Based on staffing, some of these facilities may have limited swimming hours/days. For the safety of our customers, swimming will only be permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. Beach hours will be posted at facilities with swimming. To inquire, please contact the campground directly.

Directions

From the Northway (I-87), Exit 22 to Route 9N north, then 2 miles on right.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

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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

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

Area Attractions

Nature lovers will find boating, canoeing, hiking, and mountain climbing. Shoppers will enjoy the outlet malls, and everyone can enjoy the restaurants, theme parks, theatres, and historic sites.

Historic Interest

The campground was established in May 1927 on 98.6 acres and is one of four campgrounds operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on and around Lake George (Lake George Islands, Rogers Rock, and Lake George Battleground are the others).

The campground is located on the west shore in the southern end of Lake George. The lake is approximately 28,200 acres with a maximum depth of 190 feet. It is 32 miles long and has a maximum width of 3 miles.

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.