Lewey Lake Campground
- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $20 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: 4155 Route 30N Lake Pleasant, NY 12108 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 38 51.79269N, 074 23 17.33758W
- Campground Phone: (518) 648-5266
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Campground Map PDF File (549 KB)
This campground is located in the central portion of the Adirondack Park, on a 90-acre lake and offers secluded, wooded sites.
207 campsites (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), picnic area with tables and fireplaces (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), flush toilets/hot showers (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), trailer dump station, recycling center, firewood sales, sand beach, swimming area, bathhouse, boat launch and 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.
Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Please note that the launch is shallow and better suited for smaller vessels.
Major species present: Sunfish, yellow perch, white sucker, brown bullhead, lake trout, lake whitefish, rock bass, northern pike, and smallmouth bass.
The Sucker Brook Trailhead is within the campground. The Sucker Brook Trail gives hikers access to the 174,000+ acre West Canada Lake Wilderness Area and it's miles of trails. Located less than 5 miles north of the campground entrance, the 4.5 mile Snowy Mtn. Fire Tower Trail offers breathtaking views of lakes and mountains.
A swimming beach is available. * 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.
From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; north on Route 30 through the villages of Wells, and Speculator. Campground is 12 miles north on Route 30 from Speculator on the left side of the road.
From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 north to Route 28 west to Indian Lake Village. Campground is 12 miles south of village of Indian Lake on the right side of Rte. 30.
Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC 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, New York off Route 28N, is 59 miles north of New York State Route 30 and 28. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 27 miles north of New York Route 28 and 30, and features the history of the Adirondack Mountains and the Adirondack Park. The village of Indian Lake is 12 miles north on New York State Route 30, and offers restaurants and shopping. Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake, Inlet and Lake Pleasant.
Camping at this area was well established before development of a campground began in 1920. Initial camping was at Indian Lake just north of the present highway bridge, and the campground was known as Lewey Bridge (made up of current Sites 016 through 033), being named for the hermit and campground resident Louis Seymour. Reachable by only 13 miles of poor roads, the area was initially developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's. Modernization, however, was not attempted until after the development of the present highway.
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.