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2020 Campground & Day Use Area Schedule

COVID19 Update

COVID19 Update

Early Season Camping: To reduce potential community spread of COVID-19, all DEC campgrounds and pavilions are closed to overnight visitation through June 7. All visitors with reservations will be issued a full refund. We ask for your patience as refunds are processed.

Camping Reservations: DEC has suspended all new camping reservations for the 2020 season until further notice. We are assessing campground status on a daily basis. Visitors who wish to cancel an existing reservation may do so and receive a full refund or can transfer the reservation to the 2021 season. Thank you for your patience as we work to protect the safety of our visitors and staff.

Update for 2021 Camping: DEC has temporarily lifted the 9-month reservation window restriction for camping and will allow for transfers of existing camping reservations into the 2021 season. If you choose to transfer, the change fee will be waived until June 11 for online transactions only. In addition, you may also make new reservations for the 2021 season at this time. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will get the same camping site or dates for 2021 whether you transfer or make a new reservation.

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