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Luzerne 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: 892 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 (directions below)
  • County: Warren
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 44d11'44.90"N, 74d49'35.37"W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 696-2031
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 623-1200
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Luzerne 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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Located on Fourth Lake, this is a very popular family campground. It is within the Lake George region which offers some of the most diverse recreational opportunities in NYS. Boating and canoeing (rentals available) along with fishing are popular activities. Swimming at the day-use beach along with sun bathing is popular with recreation enthusiasts.


174 tent and trailer sites; hot showers; flush toilets; trailer dump station; recycling center; mobility impaired accessibility; picnic area with tables, fireplaces, and charcoal grills; picnic pavilion rental; 1 swimming area; 22 horse paddocks; 2 covered standing stalls; rowboats; canoes; kayaks. *Please note that for patrons at Luzerne proof of current negative coggins certificate is required for all horses entering the campground. Out-of-state horse owners will be required to produce a 30-day health certificate. Patrons must carry each horses health papers with them at all times. Patrons will be responsible for the cleaning of their stalls and paddocks during their stay and before their departure. In addition, only campers with horses will be permitted to camp in the horse area on holiday weekends. Campers without horses booking this area during these times may have their reservation canceled upon arrival to the facility.

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Accessible Features

Comfort Stations near Sites 39 and 112. 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 sties and more information on the project visit the Campsite Restoration Project page.

Featured Activities



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No motor boats allowed. Rowboats and canoes allowed. Rowboat, canoe, and kayak rentals available.

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Fish present are: bass, northern pike, yellow perch, bullhead, trout, and pumpkin seed. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.

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Nearby hiking opportunities in Lake George 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.

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A swimming beach available. * Please take note the swimming facilities at this location are not supervised by a lifeguard or other responsible person. In place of on-site supervision, this facility has established a series of safeguards to be followed by all guests, the details of which are outlined in a brochure presented to customers upon arrival at the facility.


From the Northway (I-87), Exit 21 to Route 9N south, then 7 miles on left.

Get driving direction 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

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Nature lovers will find boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, tubing and mountain climbing. Shoppers will enjoy the outlet malls, and everyone can enjoy the restaurants, theme parks, theaters, and historic sites.

Historic Interest

Construction was started in 1966 and the campground with 167 sites was opened in the year 1967. For public use seven (7) additional sites in horse area opened in 1987 bringing present campground total to 174 sites. Campground is located on Fourth Lake which covers approximately 51 acres. No motor boats are allowed on this lake.

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.