Tioga Point Campground
- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $18 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: Raquette Lake, NY 13436 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 50 39.30369N 074 37 57.30249W
- Campground Phone: (315) 354-4101 or (315) 354-4230
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Check out the virtual tour for this facility! (leaves DEC website)
Campground Map PDF File (558 KB)
This boat access only campground provides great views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains.
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.
Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed.
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.
Fish present in Raquette Lake: late trout, brook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, and minnow.
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)
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
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.
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.