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2020 Campground & Day Use Area Schedule

COVID19 Update

Early Season Camping: To reduce potential community spread of COVID-19, all campgrounds, cabins ,and cottages are closed to overnight visitation through April 30. All visitors with reservations will be issued a full refund. We ask for your patience as refunds are processed.

Camping Reservations: New York State has suspended all new camping, cabin and cottage reservations for the 2020 season until further notice. We are assessing campground status on a daily basis. If you've made a reservation for the season beginning May 1, and we determine your campground is safe to open, your reservation will be honored. However, visitors who wish to cancel an existing reservation may do so and receive a full refund. Thank you for your patience as we work to protect the safety of our visitors and staff.

2020 DEC Campground & Day Use Area Schedule
Campground County Opening Date Closing Date Camping Fee*
Alger Island & Fourth Lake Day Use Area Herkimer May 15 September 7 $18.00
Ausable Point Clinton May 15 October 12 $22.00
Bear Spring Mountain Delaware May 15 September 7 $18.00
Beaverkill Sullivan May 15 September 7 $20.00
Brown Tract Pond Hamilton May 15 September 7 $18.00
Buck Pond Franklin May 15 September 7 $20.00
Caroga Lake Fulton May 15 September 7 $20.00
Cranberry Lake St. Lawrence May 15 September 7 $20.00
Crown Point Essex May 15 October 12 $18.00
Devil's Tombstone Greene June 8 September 7 $16.00
Eagle Point Warren May 15 September 13 $22.00
Eighth Lake Hamilton May 15 October 12 $22.00
Fish Creek Franklin April 3 October 25 $22.00
Frontier Town Essex May 15 October 12 $25.00
Forked Lake Hamilton May 15 September 19 $18.00
Glen Island Warren May 15 October 12 $28.00
Golden Beach Hamilton May 15 September 7 $20.00
Hearthstone Point Warren May 15 September 13 $22.00
Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area Herkimer May 23 September 7 N/A
Indian Lake Islands Hamilton May 15 October 12 $20.00
Kenneth L. Wilson Ulster May 15 October 12 $22.00
Lake Durant Hamilton May 15 October 12 $20.00
Lake Eaton Hamilton May 15 October 12 $20.00
Lake George Battlefield Day Use Area Warren May 23 September 7 N/A
Lake George Battleground Warren May 15 October 12 $22.00
Lake George Beach Day Use Area Warren May 23 September 7 N/A
Lake Harris Essex May 15 September 13 $18.00
Lewey Lake Hamilton May 15 October 12 $20.00
Limekiln Lake Hamilton May 15 September 7 $20.00
Lincoln Pond Essex May 15 September 7 $18.00
Little Pond Delaware May 15 October 12 $22.00
Little Sand Point Hamilton May 15 September 13 $20.00
Long Island Warren May 15 September 7 $28.00
Luzerne Warren May 15 September 13 $22.00
Meacham Lake Franklin May 15 October 12 $20.00
Meadowbrook Essex May 15 September 7 $18.00
Moffitt Beach Hamilton May 15 October 12 $22.00
Mongaup Pond Sullivan May 15 October 12 $22.00
Narrow Island Warren May 15 September 7 $28.00
Nicks Lake Herkimer May 15 October 12 $22.00
Northampton Beach Fulton May 15 October 12 $22.00
North/South Lake Greene May 15 October 25 $22.00
Paradox Lake Essex May 15 September 7 $18.00
Point Comfort Hamilton May 15 September 7 $20.00
Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Day Use Area Warren May 23 November 11 N/A
Putnam Pond Essex May 15 October 12 $18.00
Rogers Rock Warren May 15 October 12 $22.00
Rollins Pond Franklin May 15 September 13 $20.00
Sacandaga Hamilton May 15 September 7 $20.00
Saranac Lake Islands Franklin May 15 October 12 $22.00
Sharp Bridge Essex May 15 September 7 $18.00
Scaroon Manor Warren May 15 September 13 $25.00
Taylor Pond Clinton May 15 September 7 $16.00
Tioga Point Hamilton May 15 September 7 $18.00
Wilmington Notch Essex May 1 Ocober 12 $18.00
Woodland Valley Ulster May 15 October 12 $20.00

* Non-New York State residents will be charged an additional $5.00 fee per night for camping at all facilities.

Please note that all facilities now offer Site Specific Reservations.

Lake George Beach and the Battlefield Picnic Area will open to the public weekends only beginning May 23. Lake George Beach and the Battlefield Picnic Area will be open 7 days a week beginning on June 20 and will close on September 7.

The boat launching ramp at Lake George Beach will be operational year round with parking for vehicles with trailers limited to 26 parking spots. Access is free of charge beginning after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day. From Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day users will be required to pay a day-use fee.

For additional information on camping in the Forest Preserves write to:

N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Recreation, 3rd Floor
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-5253

Or Call (518) 457-2500


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