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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: Raquette Lake, NY 13436 (directions below)
  • County: Hamilton
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 50 39.30369N 074 37 57.30249W
  • Campground Phone: (315) 354-4101
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica

Tioga Point 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 boat access only campground provides great views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains.

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15 lean-tos, 10 tent sites. Tioga Point is a primitive campground with no potable water. It is accessible by boat only. There are picnic tables, fireplaces and outhouses.

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, kayaks, and canoes allowed.

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The campground borders the 36,000+ acre Sargent Pond Wild Forest Area which offers many hiking opportunities. The Tioga Point Trail begins within the campground and connects into the larger wild forest trail system.

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Fish present in Raquette Lake: lake trout, brook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, and minnow. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.


From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica; north on Rte. 12 to Alder Creek; Rte. 28 through villages of Old Forge and Inlet; turn onto the road to the village of Raquette Lake; boat launch in center of village. Once at the boat launch, Tioga Point campground is approximately 3 miles north via boat, on the east shore. Golden Beach campground is about 4 miles east of Raquette Lake Village on Rte. 28, left side of road.

From the Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 North to Route 28 West through villages of Indian Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake; Golden Beach is about 8 miles west on right side of Rte. 28. Tioga Point is reached by traveling another 4 miles west to Raquette Lake Village, boat launch in center of village. Once at the boat launch, the campground is approximately 3 miles via boat.

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, NY 12233, Telephone 518 457-2500, and email for campground information

a view of the campground from the water

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

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is 30 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28. "The Adirondack Experience", the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 12 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28, and features the History of the Adirondack Park. The village of Raquette Lake is 3 miles south on N.Y.S. Route 28, and offers restaurants, boat rentals, and scenic excursions on Raquette Lake with dining on board. Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake and Inlet.

Historic Interest

From 1951 to 1966 the Raquette Lake Boys Camp was operated by the Conservation Department on the site that is now Tioga Point Public Campground. The 21 buildings were removed during the winter of 1967-68, and the property was converted into a camping area for canoe route users.