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Sharp Bridge 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: 4390 US Route 9, North Hudson, NY 12855 (directions below)
  • County: Essex
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 44 02 36.76159N, 073 40 39.79585W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 532-7538
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 597-3257
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Sharp Bridge 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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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).

children enjoying the campground

The facility location is best suited for daily hiking excursions in the Adirondack High Peaks, since it is a short distance from some of the most renown or notable hiking areas in the state, and is only minutes from Exit 30 on the Route 87, Northway. Sharp Bridge Campground is located on the west shore of the Schroon River. Camping equipment from tents to 45' RVs can be accommodated. Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: Canoe and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.


40 campsites, accommodating all equipment from tents to 25' RVs, picnic area, firewood sales, showers, trailer dumping station.

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



cross county skiing through the trees

Opportunities exist nearby. Courtney Pond and Dead Water Pond - canoes only - 3 miles away. Schroon Lake and Paradox Lake - larger boats - 10-20 miles away.



Schroon River, which flows through the campground, receives annual stocking of brown trout, and brook trout.



The campground is surrounded by the 40,000+ acre Hammond Pond Wild Forest which offers many hiking opportunities. The East Mill Flow Trail begins within the campground and provides hikers with access into the wild forest trail system.


From Adirondack Northway (I-87), those approaching from the south side may use exit 29 in North Hudson and head east, or turn right. Turn left at the next STOP sign and travel approximately 8 miles. The campground is on the right.

Those approaching from the north (I-87), Exit 30, turn left and proceed 3 miles. The campground will be on your left.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

Planning and Management

The Final Unit Management Plan (UMP) (PDF) 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 draft UMP addresses specific objectives and actions for public use at this facility.

a campsite at dusk with several tents around a campfire

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 NY 12233-5253, by calling 518-457-2500, or by email.

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

Lake Placid and the Olympic Venues are located to the northwest. The Lake Champlain region is to the east and northeast.

Historic Interest

In 1920 a single campsite was placed at the Sharp Bridge location. The next 6 to 8 years saw 39 additional sites developed. Improvements have been made over the years, but the basic camping area has seen little change.

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.