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Poplar Point

Beach at Poplar Point CampgroundAddress: County Route 24, Old Piseco Road, Piseco, NY 12139
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 43d25'43.13"N, 74d32'29.33"W
Campground Phone: (518) 548-8031
Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545
Camping Fee: $20

Campground Map PDF File (289 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.

This campground on Piseco Lake offers fine fishing, canoeing, sailing and all water sport 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 swimming area from mid-June to Labor Day.

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.

Campsite at Poplar Point CampgroundAmenities: 21 campsites, picnic area, boat launch, vault toilets, recycling center at Little Sand Point, sand beach, 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.

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rentals available. A boat launch is available.

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

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.

Day Use Facilities: A picnic area and swimming beach are available. * Please take note the swimming facilities at this location are not supervised by a lifeguard or other responsible person. In place of on-site supervision, this facility has established a series of safeguards to be followed by all guests, the details of which are outlined in a brochure presented to customers upon arrival at the facility.

Shoreline at Poplar Point CampgroundArea Attractions: Shopping, restaurants, a movie theatre, and golf course are nearby.

Historic Interest: Originally known as "Piseco Camp Site", further development of the campground was begun in 1926 with 10 fireplaces and officially opened to the public as "Poplar Point Campsite" in late August of 1927. The present superintendent's cabin was built during the 1930's by Civilian Conservation Corps crews working out of Camp S-90 at Speculator.