Limekiln Lake Campground
- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $20 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: Limekiln Lake Road, Inlet, NY 13360 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 43 04.62317N, 074 47 44.49788W
- Campground Phone: (315) 357-4401
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Campground Map PDF File (1.75 MB)
A great family spot with many summer activities nearby. Visit the nearby water park, browse the various shops in Old Forge, visit one of the nearby museums including the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, golf in nearby Inlet and Indian Lake. Hiking opportunities in the area include Old Dam Nature Trail, Rocky Mountain, Blackbear Mountain and Bald Mountain. Access to Moose River Plains Wild Forest is also close by. Limekiln Lake Campground has 271 campsites, hot showers, a guarded swimming beach and canoe rentals. Canoes, rowboats and motorboats are allowed on the lake, giving access to fishing for a wide variety of fish including yellow perch, bullhead and splake.
271 tent and trailer sites; picnic area with tables, fireplaces, and pavilion rental; flush toilets; hot showers; trailer dump station; recycling center; mobility impaired accessibility; sand beach; swimming area; bathhouse; nature trail; small boat launch; canoe 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 rentals available.
A wide variety of fish, including yellow perch, bullhead, blue gill, and splake inhabit in the lake.
The Old Dam Nature Trial is a 1.6 mile loop hike starting behind campsite #87. The trail crosses Limekiln Creek in two places on bridges. At the southernmost point of the loop there is a junction with the Limekiln Creek-Third Lake Trail which continues on another 4 miles to South Shore Road. In addition, the campground is surrounded by the 66,000+ acre Moose River Plains Wild Forest which offers many hiking opportunities including several accessible trails.
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.
From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica; north on Rte. 12 to Alder Creek; Rte. 28 through villages of Old Forge and Inlet; just outside of Inlet turn right on Limekiln Lake Road, then 1 1/2 miles, turn right at campground sign, 1/2 mile to booth.
From New York State Thruway (I-90) at Amsterdam, Exit 27, north on Rte. 30 to Blue Mountain Lake, west on Rte. 28, just prior to Village of Inlet turn left on Limekiln Lake Road, then 1 1/2 miles, turn right at campground sign, 1/2 mile to booth.
Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)
Planning and Management
The Limekiln Lake Public Campground Unit Management Plan (PDF, 6.01MB) (UMP) 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.
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
Area attractions include the Old Forge region with amusements, restaurants, and golf courses, the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and golf courses at Inlet and Indian Lake.
Land was purchased from Gould Paper Company, and work was started on Limekiln Lake Public Campground in 1960. The park was opened in 1963, and by 1964 all of the present 271 campsites were developed. In 1991 a shower building was added.
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.