- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $20 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: 1047 State Highway Route 30 Northville, NY 12134 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 21 27.01169N, 074 17 01.70899W
- Campground Phone: (518) 924-4121
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 863-4545
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
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Situated in a stand of white pine and northern hardwoods on the Sacandaga River, this serene campground offers the camper a wide selection of fishing and hiking on nearby state lands. The campground offers a Junior Naturalist Program, a nature based program that encourages children to explore the surrounding environment.
143 campsites (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), picnic area with tables and fireplaces (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), hot showers/flush toilets (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), firewood sales, trailer dump station, boat launch on back side of Algonquin Lake, recycling center, 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.
This facility does not have a boat launching site, as the river is not suitable for navigation by normal sized boats. However during periods of high or "white" water, usually in the spring, the river is used by kayakers and canoeists between the Hamlets of Wells and Northville. Boat launch , boating and canoeing on Algonquin Lake.
Fish in the area include: brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, walleye and smallmouth bass.
Auger Falls - located approximately 10 miles north of the campground on Route 30 is known for its beauty. A relatively easy hike of 1.5 miles brings you to the falls. Northville-Lake Placid Trail, a 133 mile long hiking trail is nearby. Silver Lake Wilderness Area is to the west of the campground and Wilcox Lake Wild Forest is to the east.
From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam and follow Route 30 north approximately 40 miles. Sacandaga Public Campground is located on the left side of the road.
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.
Camping at this area was well established before development as a campground was begun in 1920. Known locally as "The Forks", it was a popular and well developed stop over camping site when limited traveling conditions required such areas. In 1923 it was considered as being the largest and best equipped of any of the campgrounds available at the time. Much of the campground was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's, with modernization being made during the years afterward.
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.