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Accessible Features at Campgrounds & Day Use Areas

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Scaroon Manor Campground and Day Use Area

DEC welcomes people of all abilities to our campgrounds and day use areas. We strive to make our facilities as accessible as possible and are continually upgrading to meet the current accessibility standards.

Accessible Features in DEC Campgrounds and Day Use Areas (PDF) provides the most up-to-date information from accessibility surveys conducted by DEC ADA Accessibility Coordinators. We encourage you to contact us with your questions, feedback, and to let us know how we can better accommodate your needs.

See DEC Campgrounds and Day Use Areas for general information and campground maps. Only campgrounds and day use areas with accessible features are shown in the listing of accessible features.

Please note the following terms and information regarding accessible features in DEC Campground and Day Use Areas.

Accessible Campsites for People with Disabilities (ACPWD) are intended for people with disabilities and provide an accessible picnic table and fireplace/ring, along with firm, stable routes for navigation of a mobility device within the campsite. ACPWD (Natural Surface) have a graded, hard-packed natural surface. ACPWD (Paved Pathways) have paved routes within the campsite.

Accessible Shower Buildings have ADA-compliant bathroom and shower facilities. Accessible Comfort Stations have ADA-compliant bathroom facilities.

* Frontier Town and Scaroon Manor are two DEC campgrounds built to be fully accessible. In addition to the ACPWD at these facilities maintained for use by wheelchair users, these campgrounds offer a range of campsites suitable for those with limited mobility.

** The Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) is a permit program that provides access for qualified individuals to specified back-country roads and campsites by motor vehicle with a valid permit. See DEC Camping for accessible primitive campsites on MAPPWD routes.


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