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Lake George Battleground Campground

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  • Dates of Operation:
    • Opening Date: May 19
    • Closing Date: October 9
  • Camping Fee: $22 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
  • Address: 2224 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845 (directions below)
  • County: Warren
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 24 54.21816N, 073 42 42.41518W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 668-3348
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 623-1200
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Lake George Battleground Campground Map (PDF) || DECinfo Locator

Firewood Restriction Map (PDF) shows the 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. Help prevent the spread of invasive pests and diseases by following New York's firewood regulation.

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, protect Lake George

Visitors to the Lake George Area should be aware of actions they can take to reduce the transport of aquatic invasives. Please visit Protect Lake George (live link on right) and DEC Fisheries for more information.

Located just 1/4 mile south of the Village of Lake George, a popular summertime resort. It is near Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Parkway, which offers many spectacular views of the surrounding area. The campground is close to many historical locations. Many campers visit the Battleground to view the remains of the numerous military activities that took place on and around the campground location during the colonial period. Battleground campground is near a self guided historical interpretive path with educational information at the Battlefield Park. A short walk to the Lake George Beach for swimming and sun bathing is also a very popular activity. Shopping and theme parks are also very close by.


Reinactment near Lake George Battleground Campground

68 tent and trailer sites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, swimming at Lake George Beach Day-Use Facility.

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Accessible Features

Sites 8, 42, 67, Comfort Station near Site 40. Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Featured Activities

Motor Boating


Boating available on Lake George.



Available on Lake George. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.



Nearby hiking opportunities include Prospect Mountain. The red-marked 1 5/8 mile hiking trail leads to the summit of the mountain. There is no fee for hikers and on a clear day, the 100-mile view from Prospect's summit encompasses five states. Although there are a few strenuous spots along the way, climbing to the summit is not considered difficult for those in reasonably good shape. Part of the trail follows the road bed of the former railway that served the once-thriving hotel on the mountain. For a fee, users can drive to the summit on the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway.



Designated swimming areas are available at some DEC facilities. Based on staffing, some of these facilities may have limited swimming hours/days. For the safety of our customers, swimming will only be permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. Beach hours will be posted at facilities with swimming. To inquire, please contact the campground directly.


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From the Northway (I-87), Exit 21 to Route 9N North, then approximately 1 mile on right. 1/4 mile south of Lake George 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

DEC campground rules and regulations

Clean your boat and equipment - help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives

Don't move firewood - help prevent of spread of invasive insects

Hiking safety tips

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Additional Information

Attractions: The Lake George region offers some of the most diverse recreational opportunities in the state of New York. Nature lovers will find boating, canoeing, hiking, and mountain climbing. Shoppers will enjoy the outlet malls, and everyone can enjoy the restaurants, theme parks, theatres, and historic sites.

Historic Interest: The park was established in 1927 at which time 45 sites were constructed. In 1929 11 more sites were added, and in 1955 12 more were constructed to bring the total to 68. Lake George Battleground is one of 4 campgrounds operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on and around Lake George (Lake George Islands, Rogers Rock, and Hearthstone Point are the others).