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Lincoln Pond Campground & Day Use Area

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  • Dates of Operation:
    • Opening Date: May 19
    • Closing Date: September 4
  • Camping Fee: $18 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
  • Address: 4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (directions below)
  • County: Essex
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 44 08 19.61052N, 073 34 45.59699W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 942-5292
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 597-3257
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Lincoln Pond 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).

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Lincoln Pond provides the opportunity for primitive, island, or "developed site" camping. Large enough to accommodate motor boats, but sheltered from most harsh winds, this facility maintains a bathing beach and provides a very popular canoe, kayak and rowboat rental area. Some sites are in remote areas and do not offer flush toilets or portable water without going back to main part of campground. Three sites are boat access only.


35 campsites, hot showers, trailer dump station, firewood sales, recycling area, picnic area, car top launch site, mobility impaired accessibility.

Featured Activities

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Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat, kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard rentals available. Car top boat launch available.



Major species include: Tiger muskie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and bullhead. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.



Giant Mountain Wilderness, High Peaks Wilderness Complex, and Hammond Pond Wild Forest are all within a short drive of the campground and offer a number of hiking opportunities.



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 Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 31 west to Elizabethtown, turn left on County Route 7, 6 miles.

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

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Additional Information

Area Attractions

Hiking trails available nearby. Shopping, golfing, and restaurants in Elizabethtown approximately 6 miles away.

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.