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Lewey Lake Campground & Day Use Area

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  • Dates of Operation:
    • Opening Date: May 19
    • Closing Date: October 9
  • Camping Fee: $20 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
  • Address: 4155 Route 30N Lake Pleasant, NY 12108 (directions below)
  • County: Hamilton
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 38 51.79269N, 074 23 17.33758W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 648-5266
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Lewey Lake 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.

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canoe on rocky shoreline

This campground is located in the central portion of the Adirondack Park, on a 90-acre lake and offers secluded, wooded sites.


195 campsites (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), picnic area with tables and fireplaces (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), picnic pavilion rental, flush toilets/hot showers (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), trailer dump station, recycling center, firewood sales, ice sales, boat rentals, sand beach, swimming area, bathhouse, boat launch and hiking trails.

accessible features

Accessible Features

Comfort Stations near Sites 68 and 214. 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

motor boating


Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Please note that the launch is shallow and better suited for smaller vessels.



Major species present: Sunfish, yellow perch, white sucker, brown bullhead, lake trout, lake whitefish, rock bass, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.



child fishing on rocks

Located less than 3 miles north of the campground entrance, the 3.9 mile Snowy Mtn. Fire Tower Trail offers breathtaking views of lakes and mountains.



Swimming at DEC campgrounds is unsupervised by lifeguards. DEC advises those wishing to swim to access the water from the designated beach area(s) only. Beaches are maintained and patrolled by campground staff. Swimming is prohibited from one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise.


From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; north on Route 30 through the villages of Wells, and Speculator. Campground is 12 miles north on Route 30 from Speculator on the left side of the road.

From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 north to Route 28 west to Indian Lake Village. Turn left onto Route 30 at intersection in Indian Lake. Campground is 12 miles south of village of Indian Lake on the right side of Rte. 30.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

colorful kayak on lake at sunset

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 the spread of invasive insects

Hiking safety tips

Additional Information

Area Attractions

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb, New York off Route 28N, is 59 miles north of New York State Route 30 and 28. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 27 miles north of New York Route 28 and 30, and features the history of the Adirondack Mountains and the Adirondack Park. The village of Indian Lake is 12 miles north on New York State Route 30, and offers restaurants and shopping. Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake, Inlet and Lake Pleasant.

view of the lake on a clear blue day

Historic Interest

Camping at this area was well established before development of a campground began in 1920. Initial camping was at Indian Lake just north of the present highway bridge, and the campground was known as Lewey Bridge (made up of current Sites 016 through 033), being named for the hermit and campground resident Louis Seymour. Reachable by only 13 miles of poor roads, the area was initially developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's. Modernization, however, was not attempted until after the development of the present highway.

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.