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Little Sand Point

Shoreline at Little Sand Point CampgroundAddress:County Route 24, Old Piseco Road, Piseco, NY 12139
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 43d24'51.25"N, 74d33'18.21"W
Campground Phone: (518) 548-7585
Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545
Camping Fee: $20

Campground Map (PDF, 281 KB)

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Firewood Restriction Map|| (PDF file, 1.2 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

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.

Campsite at Little Sand Point CampgroundDirections: 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.

Amenities: 78 campsites, sand beach, boat launch, flush and vault toilets, 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.

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Canoe and kayak rentals and a boat launch are available.

Fishing: Fish include: walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, perch, rock bass, and white fish.

Pier at Little Sand Point CampgroundHiking: 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.

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: Shopping, restaurants, and golf course are nearby.

Historic Interest: Development of this campground began in 1951 and opened to the public in 1953.