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Wilmington Notch

View of mountains at Wilmington Notch CampgroundAddress: 4953 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 44d20'57.79"N, 73d51'46.88"W
Campground Phone: (518) 946-7172
Regional Office Phone: (518) 897-1309
Camping Fee: $18

Campground Map PDF File (339 KB)

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Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information, see firewood restrictions.

Wilmington Notch is located beside the Ausable River and accommodates fishermen looking to challenge the rapids in search of a great catch. Olympic Whiteface Mountain is on the other side of the river and offers a gondola ride to the summit with a great view for miles. Lake Placid Olympic Village is a short 8 miles from this campground offering unlimited attractions. The campground is situated in a birch and pine grove at the base of Whiteface Mountain.

Directions: From the Northway (I-87) northbound: Exit 30 Route 73 north to Lake Placid. Route 86 8 miles east of Village of Lake Placid. Campground is on the left side of the road.

From the Northway (I-87) southbound: Exit 34 route 9N south to Jay; Route 86 south to Wilmington; 4 miles west of the village, right side of the road.

From Tupper Lake: Route 3 east to Saranac Lake, Route 86 through Lake Placid; 8 miles past the village, campground is on left side of the road.

Amenities: 54 campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center.

Waterfall at Wilmington NotchFishing: Trout fishing in the nearby west branch of the Ausable River.

Hiking: For both the experienced and inexperienced hiker, Wilmington Notch Campground offers easy access to many Adirondack High Peak Wilderness trails.

Day Use Facilities: A day-use area is available. No swimming area provided.

Area Attractions: For sightseers, Wilmington Notch is the ideal campground. It is five miles from Santa's Workshop, one mile from High Falls Gorge (a series of spectacular falls on the west branch of the Ausable River) and seven miles from the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, which winds its way to the summit of the majestic mountain. Also, just minutes away in the Lake Placid vicinity, are the other Olympic venue sites.

Historic Interest: The campground first opened to the public for camping in 1926 with 12 developed camping sites, and it has been expanded to 54 sites.