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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Indian Lake Islands Campground

This boat access only campground is located on the southern shore of Indian Lake.

Beautiful wild forest islands offering wilderness camping and some of the best recreational boating in the Adirondacks, Indian Lake Islands Campground is located on the southern shore of 4,365 acre Indian Lake. All the campsites offer privacy. They are large and well forested. Campsites are accessible by boat only. Campers register at the boat launch adjacent to the Lewey Lake Public Campground off Route 30. The opportunity to camp on an island or along the shore of Indian Lake makes this one of the most popular camping destinations in the Adirondacks. Indian Lake Islands Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: Canoeing and boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking.

55 campsites, picnic areas with tables and fireplaces, pit toilets, boat access only, boat launches on Lewey and Indian Lakes, firewood sales, pay telephone, hiking trails.

Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Indian Lake Islands Campground is located in New York
43.6878 N
-74.3201 W
Get Directions
From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; north on Route 30 through the villages of Wells, and Speculator. Campground is 12 miles north of Speculator on Route 30 on the right side of the road. From the Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Route 9 North to Route 28 West to Indian Lake Village, then left on Route 30. Campground is 12 miles south of Village of Indian Lake on the left side of Rte. 30.
10 Reviews of Indian Lake Islands Campground
Great find!

Hidden Jem! First time rving for us, great place for beginners. All amenities. The beach area is amazing. Cant wait to go back.

Had a great rainy night in the off season

The lower number camp sites are wonderful with a really nice view of the water and golf course, but it can get super busy on weekends during the summer. April and May are really nice weather wise and the campgrounds are pleasantly quiet.

Remote Boat access serenity

Our family had a wonderful weekend camping and boating. Everyone caught fish even the two year olds! Lots of bays and islands to explore

Peaceful with great fishing.

Book early… great island camping. Many places to explore.

Beautiful, off the beaten path

Last year we came to Indian Lake and fell in love with it, so this was my second trip. All of the campsites are accessible only by boat, and between a 15 and 25 minute journey depending on which site you choose/if you're leaving from the marina or ranger station. We went the weekend after labor day, and there were hardly any other campers- we were on an island, but the nearest occupied campsite to us was probably 1/2 mile away.

The sites are huge, well maintained and have beautiful views of the lakes and surrounding hills. All of them have huge picnic tables and really robust firepits with grills. Great if you love stargazing, fishing, or just a nice quiet campsite. Definitely one of my favorites.


Lake was beautiful. DEFINETLY coming back! Boating and floating all day.

kayak for days

^and that's exactly what we did! this place is amazing for anyone who loves to be on the water

Adirondacks meets 1,000 Islands

Visit with a kayak or canoe and camp on your own private island!! You can also camp on the land, which would still be pretty, but there’s really nothing like having your own island. If that’s not enough to convince you to stay here, nothing is. (Ok some islands do have more than one site, but it’s still amazing.) Reserve WAY in advance, as this is one of the very best campsites in the whole Adirondack region. The only lame downside is that all kinds of boats are allowed, so you sometimes get annoying motorboats (but that’s an issue everywhere). Rangers are very helpful in navigating to YOUR ISLAND and with suggestions on what to do in the area. Enjoy your private island camping paradise…

Indian Lake

I took my girl friend out here for kayaking and she absolutely loves it. Even though I did not stay here I did see campsites and grills. The water out here is really calm and is perfect for people who doesn't have the most experience in water sports

First to Review
A Great Place for Kayaking and Canoeing

I took my kayak to the Indian Lakes Island camping ground and had a great experience. All sites are boat in only and offer beautiful panoramic views of the lake and surrounding forests. The camping is great! There is not much to do on land in this campsite, but lots of fun to be had out on the water. The price is decent about $25 for out of staters, but worth price if you want some good time out on the water.