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2019 Campground & Day Use Area Schedule

2019 DEC Campground & Day Use Area Schedule
Campground County Opening Date Closing Date Camping Fee*
Alger Island & Fourth Lake Day Use Area Herkimer May 17 September 2 $18.00
Ausable Point Clinton May 17 October 14 $22.00
Bear Spring Mountain Delaware May 17 September 2 $18.00
Beaverkill Sullivan May 17 September 2 $20.00
Brown Tract Pond Hamilton May 17 September 2 $18.00
Buck Pond Franklin May 17 September 2 $20.00
Caroga Lake Fulton May 17 September 2 $20.00
Cranberry Lake St. Lawrence May 17 October 14 $20.00
Crown Point Essex May 17 October 14 $18.00
Devil's Tombstone Greene May 17 September 2 $16.00
Eagle Point Warren May 17 September 8 $22.00
Eighth Lake Hamilton May 17 September 2 $22.00
Fish Creek Franklin April 5 October 27 $22.00
Frontier Town Essex TBD TBD $25.00
Forked Lake Hamilton May 17 September 14 $18.00
Glen Island Warren May 17 October 14 $28.00
Golden Beach Hamilton May 17 September 2 $20.00
Hearthstone Point Warren May 17 September 8 $22.00
Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area Herkimer May 25 September 2 N/A
Indian Lake Islands Hamilton May 17 October 14 $20.00
Kenneth L. Wilson Ulster May 17 October 14 $22.00
Lake Durant Hamilton May 17 October 14 $20.00
Lake Eaton Hamilton May 17 October 14 $20.00
Lake George Battlefield Day Use Area Warren May 25 September 2 N/A
Lake George Battleground Warren May 17 October 14 $22.00
Lake George Beach Day Use Area Warren May 25 September 2 N/A
Lake Harris Essex May 17 September 8 $18.00
Lewey Lake Hamilton May 17 October 14 $20.00
Limekiln Lake Hamilton May 17 September 2 $20.00
Lincoln Pond Essex May 17 September 2 $18.00
Little Pond Delaware May 17 October 14 $22.00
Little Sand Point Hamilton May 17 September 8 $20.00
Long Island Warren May 17 September 2 $28.00
Luzerne Warren May 17 September 8 $22.00
Meacham Lake Franklin May 17 October 14 $20.00
Meadowbrook Essex May 17 September 2 $18.00
Moffitt Beach Hamilton May 17 October 14 $22.00
Mongaup Pond Sullivan May 17 October 14 $22.00
Narrow Island Warren May 17 September 2 $28.00
Nicks Lake Herkimer May 17 October 14 $22.00
Northampton Beach Fulton May 17 October 14 $22.00
North/South Lake Greene May 17 October 27 $22.00
Paradox Lake Essex May 17 September 2 $18.00
Point Comfort Hamilton May 17 September 2 $20.00
Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Day Use Area Warren May 25 November 11 N/A
Putnam Pond Essex May 17 October 14 $18.00
Rogers Rock Warren May 17 October 14 $22.00
Rollins Pond Franklin May 17 September 2 $20.00
Sacandaga Hamilton May 17 September 2 $20.00
Saranac Lake Islands Franklin May 17 October 14 $22.00
Sharp Bridge Essex May 17 September 2 $18.00
Scaroon Manor Warren May 17 September 8 $25.00
Taylor Pond Clinton May 17 September 2 $16.00
Tioga Point Hamilton May 17 September 2 $18.00
Wilmington Notch Essex May 3 October 14 $18.00
Woodland Valley Ulster May 17 October 14 $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 25. Lake George Beach and the Battlefield Picnic Area will be open 7 days a week beginning on June 15 and will close on September 2.

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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