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Meadowbrook 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: 1174 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 (directions below)\
  • County: Essex
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 44 17 52.54353N, 074 04 30.76656W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 891-4351
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 897-1309
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
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Meadowbrook 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 the campground. Help prevent the spread of invasive pests and diseases by following New York's firewood regulation.

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Meadowbrook is the best bargain in town for those visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Training venues and the Village of Lake Placid. Located only 4 miles from the center of town, campers have no shortage of activities available to them. The nearby villages offer a variety of restaurants, gift stores, shopping, golf courses, boating, fishing, and various other activities. The campground is near many hiking trails for both the experienced and novice hiker. Also a short distance from the campground is Whiteface Mountain and the Memorial Highway, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.


62 campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, a small day-use area, pavilion rental, and hiking.

Featured Activities



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The campground is near many hiking trails for both the experienced and inexperienced hiker.


From the Northway (I-87) northbound: Exit 30 Route 73 north to Lake Placid. Route 86 4 miles west of Village of Lake Placid, Campground is on the left side of the road in Ray Brook, NY.

From the Northway (I-87) southbound: Exit 34 route 9N south to Jay; Route 86 south through Lake Placid; 4 miles west of the village in Ray Brook, left side of the road.

From Tupper Lake: Route 3 east to Saranac Lake, Route 86 east 4 miles, campground is on right side of the road in Ray Brook, NY.

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

Additional Information

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Area Attractions

Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway is only 15 miles away. The Saranac Inn Fish Hatchery is about 15 miles away. The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center is about 18 miles west of the campground. Nearby villages offer a good variety of restaurants, gift stores, shopping malls, golf courses, horseback riding facilities, and antique shops.

Historic Interest

The campground first opened for public camping in 1933 with 30 developed camping sites. In 1961, 32 new camping sites were added.