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2020 Campground & Day Use Area Schedule

COVID19 Update

DEC Campgrounds and Day Use Areas: DEC is actively working to safely reopen DEC campgrounds this summer. Opening dates for campgrounds and day use areas are listed below as well as important information for campers.

DEC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2020 SEASON. RESERVATIONS FOR DATES ON OR AFTER JULY 10 WILL BEGIN AT 8AM ON MONDAY, JULY 6. DUE TO EXPECTED VOLUME, WE ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO BOOK RESERVATIONS ONLINE.

WALK-IN CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED AT THIS TIME.

As part of the COVID-19 guidelines, and for the courtesy of other visitors and our staff, face masks must be worn when outside your campsite area at any place where social distancing cannot be maintained. All patrons shall practice social distancing.

Only registered campers will be allowed in campground areas, no day visitors will be permitted.

In order to assist with enhanced cleaning, Check-in time is now 2pm and Check-out time is 10am.

There may be limited shower and/or restroom facilities and they may periodically be closed to allow for enhanced cleaning.

Use of facility amenities such as, but not limited to playgrounds, pavilions and day use areas may be restricted or prohibited at certain locations.

Retail sales such as firewood and ice as well as other services such as boat rentals may be restricted or prohibited at certain locations.

To achieve density reduction in our facilities, day use sales and bather capacity number will be reduced.

Back Country/Primitive Camping on State Land: DEC has temporarily suspended all overnight camping on this list of state lands and is temporarily not issuing permits for backcountry camping for groups of 10 or more.

Please contact State Parks regarding its campgrounds.

2020 DEC Campground & Day Use Area Schedule
Campground County Opening Date Closing Date Camping Fee*
Alger Island & Fourth Lake Day Use Area Herkimer June 19 September 7 $18.00
Ausable Point Clinton July 1 October 12 $22.00
Bear Spring Mountain Delaware June 19 September 7 $18.00
Beaverkill Sullivan July 1 September 7 $20.00
Brown Tract Pond Hamilton July 1 September 7 $18.00
Buck Pond Franklin June 19 September 7 $20.00
Caroga Lake Fulton July 1 September 7 $20.00
Cranberry Lake St. Lawrence June 19 September 7 $20.00
Crown Point Essex July 1 October 12 $18.00
Devil's Tombstone Greene July 1 September 7 $16.00
Eagle Point Warren June 19 September 13 $22.00
Eighth Lake Hamilton July 1 October 12 $22.00
Fish Creek Franklin July 1 October 25 $22.00
Frontier Town Essex July 1 October 12 $25.00
Forked Lake Hamilton July 1 September 19 $18.00
Glen Island Warren June 19 October 12 $28.00
Golden Beach Hamilton July 1 September 7 $20.00
Hearthstone Point Warren July 1 September 13 $22.00
Indian Lake Islands Hamilton July 1 October 12 $20.00
Kenneth L. Wilson Ulster July 1 October 12 $22.00
Lake Durant Hamilton June 19 October 12 $20.00
Lake Eaton Hamilton July 1 October 12 $20.00
Lake George Battlefield Day Use Area Warren June 19 September 7 N/A
Lake George Battleground Warren June 19 October 12 $22.00
Lake George Beach Day Use Area Warren May 23 September 7 N/A
Lake Harris Essex June 19 September 13 $18.00
Lewey Lake Hamilton June 19 October 12 $20.00
Limekiln Lake Hamilton June 26 September 7 $20.00
Lincoln Pond Essex July 1 September 7 $18.00
Little Pond Delaware June 19 October 12 $22.00
Little Sand Point Hamilton July 1 September 13 $20.00
Long Island Warren June 19 September 7 $28.00
Luzerne Warren June 26 September 13 $22.00
Meacham Lake Franklin July 1 October 12 $20.00
Meadowbrook Essex June 19 September 7 $18.00
Moffitt Beach Hamilton July 1 October 12 $22.00
Mongaup Pond Sullivan July 1 October 12 $22.00
Narrow Island Warren June 19 September 7 $28.00
Nicks Lake Herkimer June 26 October 12 $22.00
Northampton Beach Fulton July 1 October 12 $22.00
North/South Lake Greene June 19 October 25 $22.00
Paradox Lake Essex July 1 September 7 $18.00
Point Comfort Hamilton July 1 September 7 $20.00
Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Day Use Area Warren July 1 November 11 N/A
Putnam Pond Essex June 19 October 12 $18.00
Rogers Rock Warren July 1 October 12 $22.00
Rollins Pond Franklin July 1 September 13 $20.00
Sacandaga Hamilton July 1 September 7 $20.00
Saranac Lake Islands Franklin July 1 October 12 $22.00
Scaroon Manor Warren June 19 September 13 $25.00
Sharp Bridge Essex July 1 September 7 $18.00
Taylor Pond Clinton July 1 September 7 $16.00
Tioga Point Hamilton July 1 September 7 $18.00
Wilmington Notch Essex July 1 Ocober 12 $18.00
Woodland Valley Ulster June 19 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 TBD. Lake George Beach and the Battlefield Picnic Area will be open 7 days a week beginning on TBD and will close on September 7.

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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