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Tioga Point Campground

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Campground Map PDF File (558 KB)

Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 2.2 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

This boat access only campground provides great views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains.

a lean-to site

Amenities

Amenities

15 lean-tos, 10 tent sites, firewood sales. Tioga Point is a primitive campground with no potable water. It is accessible by boat only. There are picnic tables and fireplaces.

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

boating

motor boating Boating

the shoreline off of an island campsite

Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed.

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Hiking

The campground boarders the 36,000+ acre Sargent Pond Wild Forest Area which offers many hiking opportunities. The Tioga Point Trail begins within the campground and connects into the larger wild forest trail system.

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Fish present in Raquette Lake: late trout, brook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, and minnow.

Directions

From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica; north on Rte. 12 to Alder Creek; Rte. 28 through villages of Old Forge and Inlet; Tioga Point - to the village of Raquette Lake; boat launch in center of village. Golden Beach campground is about 4 miles east of Raquette Lake Village on Rte. 28, left side of road.

From the Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 North to Route 28 West through villages of Indian Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake; Golden Beach is about 8 miles west on right side of Rte. 28. Tioga Point is reached by traveling another 4 miles west to Raquette Lake Village, boat launch in center of village.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

a view of the campground from the water

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

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is 30 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 8 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28, and features the History of the Adirondack Park. The village of Raquette Lake is 3 miles west on N.Y.S. Route 28, and offers restaurants, boat rentals, and scenic excursions on Raquette Lake with dining on board. Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake and Inlet.

Historic Interest

From 1951 to 1966 the Raquette Lake Boys Camp was operated by the Conservation Department on the site that is now Tioga Point Public Campground. The 21 buildings were removed during the winter of 1967-68, and the property was converted into a camping area for canoe route users.