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Lake Durant

Sunset at Lake DurantAddress: Routes 28 & 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 43d50'10.86"N, 74d23'42.18"W
Campground Phone: (518) 352-7797
Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
Camping Fee: $20

Campground Map (PDF, 357 KB)

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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.

Lake Durant Campground is located on the east shore of 327 acre Lake Durant. The remote Central Adirondack setting of this facility offers a relaxing, quiet beauty and breathtaking views of Blue Mountain. The campsites offer privacy; they are large and well forested. Camping equipment from tents to 30' RVs can be accommodated. Lake Durant Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: Canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

Directions: From the NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; north on Route 30 through the villages of Wells, Speculator, and Indian Lake. Campground is 9 miles north on Route 30 from Indian Lake Village on the left side of the road, 1/4 mile to booth.

From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 North of Route 28 West to Indian Lake Village. Campground is 9 miles north of Village of Indian Lake on the left side of the road, 1/4 mile to booth.

Woodpecker at Lake Durant CampgroundAmenities: 61 tent and trailer sites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, sand beach, bathhouse, hiking trails.

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.

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Canoe rentals are available. Boat Launch is 15' X 17' with concrete ramp. Because of the depth of the lake, small boats are recommended.

Fishing: Tigermuskey, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish, white sucker, brown bullheads, and brook trout (rare). This campground also has an accessible fishing pier.

Hiking: Due to its location on the Northville - Placid Trail, there are wilderness trails from the campsite to several ponds in the area.

Day Use Facilities: Sand beach and a boat launch are available at this facility. * Please take note the swimming facilities at this location are not supervised by a lifeguard or other responsible person. In place of on-site supervision, this facility has established a series of safeguards to be followed by all guests, the details of which are outlined in a brochure presented to customers upon arrival at the facility.

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.

Area Attractions: The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is 25 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28. The Wild Center is located 35 miles from the campground in Tupper Lake.

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 2 miles north on N.Y.S. Route 28, and features the History of the Adirondack Park.

Historic Interest: Originally known as the "34 Flow", Lake Durant was created by the lumbering industry to impound water used in the rafting of logs to downstream sawmills on the Hudson River. After use for lumbering, the area was left with flood killed trees. During the 1933-1935 period, the flooded area was cleared by Civil Works Administration crews. A new dam was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews.

In August of 1938, the Lake was christened as "Lake Durant", and dedicated for "recreational purposes" to the general public. In 1939, the Conservation Department approved plans for the development of Lake Durant Campground. The campground opened in 1948.