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Nicks Lake Campground

Old Forge, Herkimer County

beaver, trees, loon

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Located in the Black River Wild Forest, this campground abuts serene Nicks Lake, where the only sounds hikers and anglers hear are bird calls and the splashes of oars and fish jumping from mirror-smooth water.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Hiking trails
  • Nature trail
  • Lake

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Swimming

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This site has accessible features that include campsites and a picnic area. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


740 acres

Closest Town

Old Forge


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Contact Information

Telephone: 315-369-3314

Address: 278 Bisby Rd., Old Forge, NY 13420

Website: Nicks Lake Campground

Photo Credits: Jessica McBride, NYSDEC