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Limekiln Lake

Boats on the beach at Limekiln CampgroundAddress: Limekiln Lake Road, Inlet, NY 13360
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 43d43'12.23"N, 74d48'17.38"W
Campground Phone: (315) 357-4401
Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
Camping Fee: $20

Campground Map (PDF, 278 KB)

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Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

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.

Directions: 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.

Frog at Limekiln Lake CampgroundAmenities: 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.

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rentals available.

Fishing: A wide variety of fish, including yellow perch, bullhead, blue gill, and splake inhabit in the lake.

Day Use Facilities: A picnic area, pavilion rental, and swimming beach are provided. * Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers, these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.

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.

Picnic area at Limekiln Lake CampgroundArea Attractions: 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.

Historic Interest: 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.