Little Sand Point Campground
- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $20 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: County Route 24, Old Piseco Road, Piseco, NY 12139 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 25 02.31729N, 074 33 05.08280W
- Campground Phone: (518) 548-7585
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Campground Map PDF File (891 KB)
Located on picturesque Piseco Lake, Little Sand Point Campground offers the seclusion and serenity for family camping. Nestled within the hardwood and conifer trees are large level sites with moderate remoteness to one another. Piseco Lake offers fine fishing, canoeing, sailing, and all types of water sports. Concrete boat launch. Numerous hiking trails to challenge the day hiker to the 133 mile long Northville-Lake Placid Trail are located just minutes away.
78 campsites, boat launch, flush and vault toilets, firewood sales, pay telephone, trailer dumping station, recycling center, hot showers.
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. Canoe and kayak rentals and a boat launch are available.
Fish include: walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, perch, rock bass, and white fish.
Panther Mountain Echo Cliffs: 3/4 mile long trail to 700 ft. cliffs. Trailhead is near Little Sand Point. T Lake Trail begins at Poplar Point Campground. It is a 5 mile trek to T Lake at an elevation of 2460 feet.
From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam follow Route 30 north approximately 50 miles to the Village of Speculator. Turn left on Route 8, west about 11 miles to Old Piseco Road, turn right, campground is located 4 to 7 miles from that point on the left side of the road.
From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica, proceed north on Route 8 approximately 55 miles to Old Piseco Road, turn left, and follow directions above.
Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)
Planning and Management
The 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.
A draft UMP (PDF 5.92 MB) for all the Piseco Lake campgrounds is now available for public comment through May 15, 2017. Comments can be submitted by mail to: NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation, 3rd Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, or by e-mail to: email@example.com.
NYSDEC will host a public availability session to receive input on the draft plan and answer questions about campground management on May 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NYS DEC Region 5 Northville Office, 701 South Main Street, Northville, NY 12134.
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
Shopping, restaurants, and golf course are nearby.
Development of this campground began in 1951 and opened to the public in 1953.
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.