Public campgrounds make camping easy. When all you need is a small plot for your tent, a picnic table, and a campfire, public campgrounds in the Lake George Area are the best option.

Public campgrounds provide a comprehensive vacation experience in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The beauty of the Lake George Area’s public campgrounds is in the ease and simplicity of the experience. Pull up to a basic campsite, set up your camping gear, and enjoy everything that the Lake George Area has to offer. Most public campgrounds offer tent sites, and some campgrounds have amenities that rival that of private campgrounds or RV parks. These facilities offer the best of the Adirondacks, like swimming in pristine lakes, toasting s'mores in front of a roaring fire, and absorbing the peace and quiet of the outdoors. They also include full-service restrooms and hot showers, and the convenience of nearby restaurants, shopping, activities, and top attractions. Public camping is a great camping option for an all-around family vacation.

Eagle Point State Campground

Campground is located on west shore of beautiful Schroon Lake; can accommodate tents to 30' RV's, pet friendly. Eagle Point offers a variety of recreational opportunities including canoeing, hiking, boating, fishing and bicycling. Public launch. Reservations through

Hearthstone Point State Campground

Located on picturesque Lake George just 2 miles north of the Village of Lake George; popular vacation location. Hearthstone Point Campground has 13 accessible camp sites. Many recreation activities nearby.

Lake George Islands Campsites

Choose from 387 shoreline campsites located on 44 state owned islands. 85 sites are located in the Narrow Island Group (Mother Bunch Group), 170 sites and 42 cruiser sites are in the Glen Island Group (The Narrows), and 90 sites are on Long Island. The 42 cruiser sites are for large boats with sleeping quarters. 25 sites in the Glen Island Group are located on the mainland but are accessible by boat only. Most sites are well forested and private.

Luzerne State Campground

Luzerne Campground partially surrounds Fourth Lake, which is approximately 51 acres, with a maximum depth of 41 feet. No motor boats are allowed on the lake, creating a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Luzerne has a special camping area for equestrians, with horse barns, separate corrals with water, and picnic tables, located in a grove of pines. There are about five miles of marked trails on state land connected to about 60 miles of private trails.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Conserving, improving and protecting New York's natural resources and environment. Site includes information on outdoor recreation, lands and waters, licenses and permits and much more.