Even in cold rainy weather we had a phenomenal time at Stillwater. Our spot had gorgeous waterfront to it, a stone fire circle where someone had left extra fire wood, and ample trees. The season had had unusually low water all over and it left a really unusual landscape on the beach to explore. We can’t wait to come back!
Beautiful state campground in the heart of the Adirondacks. Well maintained, peaceful with wonderful fishing, swimming and water access. Lots of hiking right from the park and some of the best views within a short drive and climb.
This is a good stopping point, but there isn't much to do unless you bring a boat. Or you could use it as a base for exploring other areas in the Thousand Islands. It's only about 10 miles from Clayton.
We stayed here on a bicycle trip from Rochester to the Thousand Islands at the end of a 63 mile day. Don't let anyone tell you it's not a hilly trip coming up along Lake Ontario to the Thousand Islands! There will be hills! The good news is there are NY state parks along the way.
Burnham Point is a small (less than 50 sites) campground on the St. Lawrence River. It was a good stopping point after seeing the lighthouse in Cape Vincent on our way. There are sites by the river that are tent only but we pitched our tent up above. The tent sites were rather difficult to get to with our bikes. There wasn't much shade where we settled, but the sun was not intense as we arrived in the early evening and left the next morning. Unfortunately, I have no site photos and only have a photo of the sunset…but it's a beautiful view.
Restrooms/showers were clean, and there was electricity at the site. Unfortunately, the bugs were bad but that's just a summertime hazard in the Northeast.
Beautiful state park with lots of services and ammenities. We didnt get a chance to see even half of it. The beach was huge and the staff friendly. We were there in mid september and the place was practically empty. Lots of mature trees and well kept green spaces.
this was a nice clean campground with access to restrooms at all sites. there is a very nice hike to the top of Bear Mountain and a beautiful view of the lake. book early and get a site on the lake shore. we were on the inside of the park and there is not a lot of water access, especially if you own dogs. the individual that checked us in was a little intense when explaining the rules but that is a fairly common occurrence at state parks.
Cranberry Lake is a fantastic place to get away from it all. It really has so much to offer. Many of the sites offer quite a bit of privacy from your neighbor, and are laid out nicely for tent camping. We go there to kayak so it’s also nice that there are a lot of water front sites. If hiking is your thing, there’s a nice trail right within the campground. It’s not a terribly long hike, but it takes you up to a spectacular view of the lake and islands. Bonus points for the campground being within 30 minutes of two breweries (Tupper Lake) 👍🏻
We usually head for the Adirondack lakes further down the road but it's still in the foot hills, close to our home and very pretty especially at sunset. It's convenient for the locals nearby to group camp there so it can be a little busy and loud during the day if you don't get a more private site which there are plenty of. Those sites are large and wooded, most all paved (not always very level!) and if you don't get a water site you may still be able to drag your small boat and walk to the water bit there is a nice boat launch. It's convenient that the park supplys trash containers by the roadside of your site for recyclables and trash and also pick it up often. Since this river has many dams and is used for hydro power the water level can go up and down 2-3 feet from one day to the next. It didnt affect our kayaking fun, swimming or fishing and was intriguing. I came across the largest and most beautiful sounding loon early in the morning…perfect before we had to pack it up and leave. Will post a video of the loon calling another along with pictures. Turn up the volume.
Many repeat campers over many years. Best sites are hard to book ahead and are best for tents or small trailers. Some bathrooms are older. Nice play spaces for kids of all ages, and also has a nice playground area. Almost always a breeze and storms can come up quickly off the lake - be sure to keep things put away and weighted down, and be ready to “batten down the hatches” as my dad used to say!
This spot is totally gorgeous, perfectly clean, and quiet. Room for two or three tents, two fire circles and has an outhouse. Great for swimming, kayaking, and a gorgeous place to wake up next to the water.
There are two access points to the water, the more hidden point is where you hike in for camping. A little stream tuns under a few footbridges and out to francis lake.
The campground was clean. Bathrooms could be kept clean more. The water view was amazing. The clear sky at night was wonderful for looking at the stars. The had some construction going on maybe new bathrooms. Playground was nice as well as beach area to swim. If you are looking for a wooded area to set up tent this is not the place.
just returned from our annual week at the reservoir, such beauty! We saw Bald Eagles and Loons, enjoyed swimming, canoing and paddleboarding with the family. It was so peaceful with our site #37 accomodating 20 members of tge family plus 3 dogs!
My family and I love this campground….the area has such history! It has a little beach area and great rock cliffs to jump off and swim! The fishing is also awesome, my husband caught a pike and small mouth bass his first day! And the sunsets are my favorite part!
About 35 spots all non electric, many on the water of the oswegatchie river. There is shower and rest rooms. A small boat launch area. A new playground in 2017. Worth a look if you like your peace and quiet. The staff is friendly and helpful.
With my family and pets in tow, we took a weekend and committed it to nature and ourselves. Remington is a Military campground, but for the several military families looking to disconnect a couple of miles from home this would be it.
They offer regular camping sites and RV sites, they also have a dog park for the little furry ones.
It is easy to get to and several forms of outdoor entertainment.. Remington is a b autiful well kept place and I could spend my summer there.
We spent 3 nights backcountry camping on Catamount Island in Cranberry Lake and absolutely loved it! The sunsets from the island were truly incredible. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Ours had an extensive pile of dry wood, too. There is a decent privy tucked back in the woods. Bring your own TP though! Also, you will either need to bring your own potable water or filter from the lake, so don’t forget your water filter.
In addition to many cool places to kayak from the island, there are a few hiking trails where you can land your boat and hike for a few hours. The Curtis Pond hike was our favorite and there are some incredible beaver dams along the way. While the mosquitoes weren’t bad at the campsite itself or while kayaking, they are terrible on the trails this time of year; so bring your bug spray, or better yet, bug shirts! The millions upon millions of dragonflies help make up for the mosquitoes!
The Village of Cranberry Lake (which is accessible from the lake) has some supplies, but not much except the very basics at the general store. You’ll need to head to Star Lake or Tupper Lake for anything of significance.
Backcountry camping is first come, first served…no reservations necessary or even possible. No permit is needed. The only fee is if you want to park your vehicle in the state park while you are camping on the island, it is $8 per day.
Small and quiet campground, just about 20 miles from the Village of Tupper Lake, along the Raquette River. Great campground for an extended river trip, as there is a nice launch at the far end of the campground.
Sites are basic with a picnic table and open grill. Composting toilets (very clean smelling), trash, and drinking water (somewhat rusty thought) are available. Some sites can accommodate longer RV’s and some are perfect for tents (no tent pads though). All sites have quite a bit of shade and privacy as they are lined with trees and shrubs.
The major problem with this campground is that there are thousands of mosquitos who don’t seem to be crepuscular! They are out all day and night and even found ways to get inside our camper. Our only saving grace was the downpour that kept them away.
No reservations, first-come first served. The current camp hosts have been coming here every year for 15 years and are sweet as can be. And, are evidently immune to mosquitoes!