- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $20 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: 1365 County Route 24, Old Piseco Road, Piseco, NY 12139 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 23 59.29664N, 074 34 48.17070W
- Campground Phone: (518) 548-7586
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
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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.
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.
Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. A boat launch is 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.
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 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)
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, rowboat and canoe rentals and golf course are nearby.
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.