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Shelving Rock Area of the Lake George Wild Forest

Lake George

The Shelving Rock Area is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve within the Lake George Wild Forest. Located on the eastern shore of Lake George, the area consists of the state lands in the general vicinity of Shelving Rock Road, the Dacy Clearing Road and Shelving Rock Bay. The area from "Pines" to Shelving Rock Bay is a designate day use area only.

Designated Campsites

campsite map

There are 13 designated camp sites in areas around Shelving Rock Road and Dacy Clearing Road. These sites, which are constructed in compliance with the primitive campsite requirements of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, provide a secluded setting allowing campers to truly experience on the Adirondack Forest Preserve that they have come to expect. Camping is only allowed at the designated campsites or more than 500 feet from the Shelving Rock and Dacy Clearing Roads.

Shelving Rock Map (PDF, 121 KB) - download and print the map pictured here.

The Pines


The "Pines" area is in the Shelving Rock Day Use Area and is closed to camping. In the past, the usage of this area by large groups had resulted in significant degradation of natural resources, including loss of undergrowth vegetation, compaction and erosion of soils, and overuse of sanitary facilities.


parking lot

There are no parking lots associated with "Pines" area. However, ample parking remains available near designated campsites, at trailheads and in day use parking lots closer to Lake George.

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