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Scaroon Manor Campground & Day Use Area

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  • Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
  • Camping Fee: $25 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
  • Address: 8728 State Route 9, Pottersville, NY 12860 (directions below)
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 43 46 2.753N, 073 47 27.659W
  • Campground Phone: (518) 494-2631
  • Regional Office Phone: (518) 623-1200
  • Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
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Check out the virtual tour for this facility! (leaves DEC website)

Scaroon Manor 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.

A man sitting on a motorized wheelchair at the beach of Scaroon Manor

Scaroon Manor Campground is located on the west shore of Schroon Lake on Taylor's Point and with 1200 feet of shoreline. The campground is a great place to fish, motorboat, paddle, bicycle, picnic and swim. The campground, located in the Town of Chester in Warren County and bordering the Town of Schroon in Essex County, has storied history as a resort and is an important component of the local cultural heritage.


60 campsites (2 with tent platforms); hot showers; flush toilets; trailer dump station; recycling center; boat docks; fishing pier; picnic area; picnic pavilion; swimming beach; pay phones; mobility impaired accessibility.

Accessible Features

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This one of a kind campground, completed in 2011, has been designed from the ground up to provide accessibility to people of all abilities. The universal design of this facility enables everyone, including seniors and families with small children to access all amenities. All campsites, showers and restrooms are accessible. Campsites have accessibly designed ring fireplaces and picnic tables and smooth, hardened surfaces to ease mobility for those with wheelchairs or walking aids. There is beach access to the water's edge and the bath house includes a unisex room. Picnic tables are dispersed, located with views of the lake, in wooded areas and at the picnic pavilion. The boat docks and fishing pier are also accessible. One of the docks is reserved and an ample number of parking sites have been designated for people with disabilities only. Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.

Featured Activities

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Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Kayak and canoe rentals available.



Fish present include: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, bullhead, and pickerel. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.

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Trails available in the campground as well as nearby.



A swimming beach is available. *Please take note the swimming facilities at this location are not supervised by a lifeguard or other responsible person. In place of on-site supervision, this facility has established a series of safeguards to be followed by all guests, the details of which are outlined in a brochure presented to customers upon arrival at the facility.


From Albany and Points South - Take Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87 North) to Exit 26. Turn Left onto Valley Farm Road .3 mile. Turn Right onto US Route 9 follow signs to Schroon Lake. Campground will be 3.9 miles on the right at 8728 US Route 9
Take Exit 27 turn Right onto Old Schroon Road for .1 mile to US Route 9. Turn Right and go .8 mile to Campground on the left.

From Montreal and Points North - Take Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87 South) to Exit 27. Turn Right onto Old Schroon Road for .1 mile to US Route 9. Turn Right and go .8 mile to Campground on the left.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

A long dock with multiple boat accesses at Scaroon Manor

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.

Scaroon Manor Draft UMP and DEIS (PDF)

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

Restaurants, antique shops, gift stores, and various craft shops. Stone Bridge and Caves is located about 1 1/2 miles South of the campground.

Historic Interest

Prior to acquisition by New York State in 1967, the site had a long illustrious history as a privately operated resort and recreation facility. The facility was a destination resort of the wealthy and offered a broad range of facilities and activities which included golf, swimming, canoeing, boating, sailing, water skiing, bowling, handball, baseball, basketball, tennis, hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and roller skating. The amphitheater hosted many famous entertainers during its heyday. In 1957 the movie Marjorie Morningstar starring Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood was filmed on the grounds of Scaroon Manor. Informational panels describing the history of the site are located in kiosks throughout the campground.

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.