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Little Sand Point Campground

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little sand point campground location map

Campground Map PDF File (521 KB)

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.

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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.

Amenities

78 campsites, sand beach, 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.

Featured Activities

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motor boating

Boating

campsite with a water view

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

fishing

Fishing

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

hiking

Hiking

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.

Directions

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)

water viewed through the trees

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

DEC campground rules and regulations

Campground frequently asked questions

Clean your boat and equipment - help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives

Don't move firewood - help prevent of spread of invasive insects

Hiking safety tips

Additional Information

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.

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.