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Poplar Point Day Use Area

Please be advised: Poplar Point will only be available as a no-fee picnic and boat launch facility. Camping is prohibited, a portable toilet is available during the summer months. Camping and day use are available at many nearby facilities including Point Comfort, Little Sand Point and Moffitt Beach.

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Featured Activities


motor boating

Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. A no-fee boat launch is available.


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 11 miles to Old Piseco Road, turn right, campground is located 4 to 7 miles from that point on the left side of the road.

From NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica, proceed north on Route 8 approximately 55 miles to Old Piseco Road, turn left, and follow directions above.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

Planning and Management

The Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the facility 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: