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Day Use Areas

In addition to campgrounds and their associated day use areas, DEC operates a number of day-use-only areas that offer picnicking and/or swimming facilities. Please be advised that pets are prohibited at all DEC day use areas.

While most of these areas close after Labor Day weekend, Prospect Mountain remains open into October for the spectacular fall foliage. The Lake George Beach boat launch opens for fisherman in the Fall as well.

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Fees for day use areas are:

  • $6.00, $8.00 or $10.00 per car
  • $3.00, $4.00 or $5.00 per motorcycle
  • $35.00, $50.00 or $75.00 per bus

For more information about DEC operated campgrounds and day use areas, call (518) 457-2500.

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