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Point Comfort Campground

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Campground Map PDF File (586 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.

sunset over the lake

This campground on Piseco Lake, offers fine fishing, canoeing, sailing, and all water sports opportunities. 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. A natural sand beach offers a guarded swimming area from mid-June to Labor Day.

Amenities

Amenities

76 campsites, sand beach, boat launch, picnic area, vault toilets, recycling center, firewood sales, bathhouse.

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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girl kayaking with a motor boat in the background

Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. A boat launch is 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.

swimming Swimming

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.

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 18 miles to Old Piseco Road, campground is located about 2 miles from that point on the right side of the road.

From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica, proceed north on Route 8 approximately 50 miles, turn left onto Old Piseco Road and follow directions above.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

mother duck and her ducklings

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, rowboat and canoe rentals and golf course are nearby.

Historic Interest

Development of this campground began in late 1929 and the campground opened to the public in 1931. Much of the campground development work accomplished after 1932 was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps working out of Camp 11.