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Point Comfort Campground & Day Use Area

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Point Comfort 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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This campground on Piseco Lake, offers fine fishing, canoeing, sailing, and all water sports opportunities. Concrete boat launch. Numerous hiking trails to challenge the day hiker to the 133 mile long Northville-Lake Placid Trail are located just minutes away.


76 campsites, boat launch, picnic area, vault toilets, recycling center, bathhouse.

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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Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. A boat launch is available.



Fish include: walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, perch, rock bass, and white fish. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.



Panther Mountain Echo Cliffs: 3/4 mile long trail to 700 ft. cliffs. Trailhead is near Little Sand Point. T Lake Trail begins at Poplar Point. It is a 5 mile trek to T Lake at an elevation of 2460 feet.


From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam follow Route 30 north approximately 50 miles to the Village of Speculator. Turn left on Route 8, west about 18 miles to Old Piseco Road, campground is located about 2 miles from that point on the right side of the road.

From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica, proceed north on Route 8 approximately 50 miles, turn left onto Old Piseco Road and follow directions above.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

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Planning and Management

The 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.

A final UMP (PDF, 6.52 MB) for all the Piseco Lake facilities is now available. Hardcopy or CDs may be requested by mail: NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation, 3rd Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, or by e-mail to:

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

Shopping, restaurants, rowboat and canoe rentals and golf course are nearby.

Historic Interest

Development of this campground began in late 1929 and the campground opened to the public in 1931. Much of the campground development work accomplished after 1932 was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps working out of Camp 11.