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Hearthstone Point Campground & Day Use Area

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  • Dates of Operation:
    • Opening Date: May 19
    • Closing Date: September 10
  • Camping Fee: $22 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
  • Address: 3298 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY 12845 (directions below)
  • County: Warren
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 27 18.70670N, 073 41 45.63209W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 668-5193
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 623-1200
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Hearthstone Point Campground & Day Use Area 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.

Support DEC Campgrounds

Members of the public can support DEC lands, facilities, and programs through our charitable partner, the National Heritage trust (NHT). Online giving is simple and secure and fully tax-deductible. Donations to NHT directly support projects and programs that enhance facilities, expand access to outdoor recreation and environmental education, provide public land access, and protect natural resources. Donate here (leaves DEC website).

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 the Protect Lake George website (live link in right column) and DEC Fisheries for more information.

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Located on picturesque Lake George just 2 miles north of the Village of Lake George, this has become a very popular vacation location. Lake George region offers some of the most diverse recreation opportunities in NYS. A Junior Naturalist Program is also offered at Hearthstone, and the successful camper can earn a naturalist patch for their efforts.


250 tent and trailer sites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, sand beach, swimming area.

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Accessible Features

Sites 21, 29, 57, 72, 131, 174, 223, 249, Comfort Station near Site 251. Full listing of DECs Accessible Recreation Destinations.

Campsite Restoration Project

This campground has sites that have been selected for restoration. While undergoing restoration the chosen sites will be closed. For the list of sites and more information on the project visit the Campsite Restoration Project page.

Featured Activities


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All types of watercraft allowed on the lake. There is no boat launch at this facility.



Fish present in Lake George include: lake trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, and a variety of pan fish. 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.


From the Northway (I-87), Exit 22 to Route 9N north, then 2 miles on right.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

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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

Additional Information

Area Attractions

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 campground was established in May 1927 on 98.6 acres and is one of four campgrounds operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on and around Lake George (Lake George Islands, Rogers Rock, and Lake George Battleground are the others).

The campground is located on the west shore in the southern end of Lake George. The lake is approximately 28,200 acres with a maximum depth of 190 feet. It is 32 miles long and has a maximum width of 3 miles.

Junior Naturalist Program

Our campgrounds become an outdoor classroom for young children (5-13) and their families. Enjoy games and activities to earn a beautiful embroidered patch.