Northampton Beach Campground
- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $22 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: 328 Houseman Street, Mayfield, NY 12117 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 11 20.85182N, 074 10 31.31115W
- Campground Phone: (518) 863-6000
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Check out the virtual tour for this facility! (leaves DEC website)
Campground Map PDF File (648 KB)
Located on the northwest corner of 29 mile long Great Sacandaga Lake, this campground offers a variety of large, level camping sites, from the secluded within the tall white pines and northern hardwoods, to the openness of the sandy shoreline. The campground offers: a Junior Naturalist program, a nature based program that encourages children to explore the surrounding environment; a large craft boat launch; a natural sand beach with guarded swimming area from mid-June to Labor Day; rowboat, canoe, and kayak rentals on the premises; and a large picnic area with pavilion. Excellent fishing and water sport opportunities.
224 campsites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, picnic pavilion rental, hot showers/flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, boat launch, sand beach, guarded swimming area, firewood sales, and pay telephone.
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.
Day use area, picnic pads with grill and picnic table, pavilion, 12 accessible camp sites with camping pad, grill and picnic table, and rest rooms. Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.
Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rentals available. Boat launch available.
Fish present are: northern pike, chain pickerel, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, rock bass, sunfish, bullhead, carp, suckers, and minnows.
Many miles of trails nearby including the Northville-Lake Placid Trail beginning in Northville and traveling approximately 133 miles ending in the village of Lake Placid.
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 NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam and follow Route 30 north approximately 26 miles. You will encounter the first of two campground entrance signs. Turn right at either sign.
Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)
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
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, movie theaters, and golf courses nearby.
Northampton Beach Campground is located on the Great Sacandaga Lake, a reservoir 29 miles long and 6 miles at its widest point. At full pool, the Great Sacandaga Lake has 26,000 acres of surface. The lake was created by impoundment during the 1920's. Under the jurisdiction of the Board of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District the area became flooded when the dam gates were closed in 1930. The reservoir regulates the flow of the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers, providing a conservation pool of water, minimizing floods, providing flow at drought stages, and affording recreational boating and fishing opportunities. Development included provisions for swimming and picnicking only. The campsite area was added in 1961. Flush toilets and showers were constructed in the late 1960's.
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.