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Places to Camp near Natural Bridge, NY

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Best Camping Sites Near Natural Bridge, NY (89)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Wellesley Island State Park
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Swan Bay Resort - The 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Stillwater Reservoir

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    Stillwater Reservoir

    8 Reviews
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    225 Saves
    Old Forge, New York

    The 6,700-acre Stillwater Reservoir is located in the western Adirondacks, and provides undeveloped, remote camping on both islands and along the shoreline. The Reservoir offers a multitude of recreational possibilities including remote wilderness camping, canoeing, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. The area receives considerable use during each of the four seasons.

    During recent years, popularity of the Stillwater Reservoir has greatly increased. In an effort to alleviate some of the problems and preserve remote camping opportunities, campers are now required to use only designated sites, along the shoreline or to camp at least 150 feet inland from high-water mark. The high-water mark is generally that point where the sand beaches end and the forested or vegetative area begins.

    Camping on sand beaches is no longer permitted. Camping within 150 feet of the high-water mark is limited to 46 sites designated and marked by the department. Camping beyond the 150 feet limit, as in past years, is relatively unrestricted. The intention here is to move camper use back from the water's edge to less fragile sites. The only exception is to the north of the Reservoir, which is in the Five Ponds Wilderness, where group sizes are limited to nine people or less.

    Camping beyond the 150-foot perimeter remains relatively unrestricted, except for five Ponds Wilderness. That is, persons may use any site or open area for camping, provided it is more than 150 feet from the high-water mark, roads, trails or any other body of water. Furthermore, campers must comply with department regulations governing the use of state lands. These regulations will be posted at the registration booth at the Forest Ranger Headquarters and may also be found on the reverse side of the Interior Use Camping Permit. As the designated sites become filled, users are urged to camp within the Independence River Wild Forest Area on the south.

    Campfires are allowed, but only dead and downed fuel may be used. The use of trail stoves is encouraged because of limited supplies of wood.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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  4. Camper-submitted photo from Cranberry Lake  - DEC

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    Cranberry Lake - DEC

    14 Reviews
    44 Photos
    91 Saves
    Cranberry Lake, New York

    Cranberry Lake Campground features an accessible picnic area, rest rooms, shower house, accessible tent and RV campsites and an accessible fishing pier. It is located in a picturesque wooded setting alongside Cranberry Lake.

    One of the largest remote lakes in the Adirondacks and it's proximity to 50,000 acres of wilderness, intermingled with 50 miles of well developed trails makes Cranberry Lake the outdoor enthusiasts perfect vacation spot. Whether it's fishing, boating or just laying back and enjoying your well deserved vacation, Cranberry Lake is the spot for you. The lake has been stocked with trout in the past and many of the ponds, streams and rivers support excellent trout fishing. The perfectly formed forest canopy in the campground provides excellent shade on hot summer days while the undergrowth provides excellent privacy for campers. From Cranberry Lake to other Adirondack Campgrounds requires only a short trip on a major highway.

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  5. Camper-submitted photo from Old Forge Camping Resort

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    Old Forge Camping Resort

    16 Reviews
    58 Photos
    67 Saves
    Old Forge, New York

    The Old Forge Camping Resort is a year-round campground nestled on Lake Serene amid the Adirondacks Mountains in Old Forge, New York State.

    This versatile campground provides heated cabins and cottages as well as RV and tent sites. Boat rentals, a camp store, outdoor games, playground and friendly, helpful staff guarantee you a delightfully memorable camping experience.

    We are located next door to Enchanted Forest Water Safari waterpark for splashing summer fun. Take advantage of our year-round Adirondack lodging package offers and themed special events. Bring your groups to regenerate with meetings, team-building, special events, and occasions and you will agree that there is nothing like New York State camping!

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  6. Camper-submitted photo from Kring Point State Park — Kring Point
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Nicks Lake Adirondack Preserve

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    Nicks Lake Adirondack Preserve

    14 Reviews
    32 Photos
    77 Saves
    Old Forge, New York

    Located in the Black River Wild Forest, this campground has 112 campsites, picnic area, a large beach with lifeguards and more than 5 miles of hiking trails. The park abuts a 205-acre shallow lake closed to motor boats, which makes this serene location great for canoeing, kayaking, or swimming. And don't forget that fish pole, because the fishing is great too. If paddling around at dusk trolling for that lunker bass or brown trout, listening to the sound of the loons, and watching the sun set sounds a little too relaxing for you then how about a modern ADA Accessible playground for the little ones, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball and more than 3 miles of paved roads for the biker or jogger. Whatever you choose to do with your time here, take time out to observe the abundant wildlife. Whitetail deer are everywhere and friendly.

    Just minutes away you can enjoy a chairlift ride to the top of McCauley Mountain to view Fulton Chain of lakes or drive into Old Forge and visit the multitude of shops and fine restaurants along Main Street. And once you visit Old Forge, you will have to spend at least one day at the Enchanted Forest / Water Safari.

    Whether your day is filled with one of the many activities available here or you chose to just sit back and enjoy the campfire, you can always start or end your day with a hot shower in one of our brand-new state of the art ADA Accessible restrooms. Amenities

    112 tent and trailer sites, picnic pavilion rental, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, ball field, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, sand beach, swimming area, bathhouse, playground, nature trail with 14 educational stations, hiking trails, fishing, bicycling, volleyball, basketball, and softball.

    Featured Activities

    Boating two colorful kayaks in the water

    No motor boats allowed. Rowboats and canoes allowed.

    Fishing

    Fish in the area include: brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, bass, white sucker, yellow perch, brown bullhead, common sunfish, golden shiner, blacknose dace, creek chub, and common shiner.

    Hiking

    The Nicks Lake Trailhead can be accessed within the campground. The Nicks Lake Trail provides access to the 122,000+ acre Black River Wild Forest and it's extensive trail system.

    Swimming

    Designated swimming areas are available at some DEC facilities. Based on staffing, some of these facilities may have limited swimming hours/days. For the safety of our customers, swimming will only be permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. Beach hours will be posted at facilities with swimming. To inquire, please contact the campground directly.

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  8. Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Association Island

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    Sun Outdoors Association Island

    15 Reviews
    63 Photos
    58 Saves
    Henderson Harbor, New York
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    • ADA Access

    $53 - $116 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Natural Bridge/Watertown KOA

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    Natural Bridge/Watertown KOA

    1 Review
    4 Saves
    Natural Bridge, New York
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  10. Camper-submitted photo from Green Pond - Bonaparte State Forest

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    Green Pond - Bonaparte State Forest

    1 Review
    5 Photos
    5 Saves
    Harrisville, New York

    The camping opportunities at Bonaparte's Cave State Forest include four primitive campsites and two accessible primative campsites located on Mud Pond and Waugh PFA Roads. Campsites are delineated and include tables, fire rings and privies. There is no potable water source. No trash pickup is provided. This is a carry in-carry out facility.

    At-large primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

    Map: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/mapbonapartescave.pdf

    Primitive Camping Resource: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/41282.html

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