if you want a nice place you can combine all 4 items. Rollins pond is for you. some campgrounds are by the roadway but some are really just bu the water. i highly recommend number 201, ot is pretty much secluded from others and has areally nice natural docking spot to put your kayak or whatever easily next to your tent. this site is pretty large, i am sure you will like it. the restroom could be in better condition but all in all it is definitely a place i wouls go back again
My family and I have stayed at Rollins Pond many times. As it isn't too far of a drive for us, it quickly became our go-to campgrounds for quite a while due to the mostly flat campground and who doesn't love hearing the slow trickle of water splashing close by? The site we have stayed at almost exclusively has amentities very close by which is always handy, but you do get quite a bit of traffic nearby as such. While I have really enjoyed Rollins Pond, I would caution going prior to June unless you are prepared for varying weather. I have been up there pitching the tent in a t-shirt one day only to need to throw on a jacket the next day due to rain and even snow. If you are prepared for that though, you'll have an amazing time.
Rollins Pond was the perfect tent-camping campground for our first trip to the Adirondacks. It was generally quiet Memorial Day weekend, and we were able to snag a lakeside site with plenty of trees and space for our tent, SUV, and more. The campground is hilly, so we drove to the nearby showers and garbage. The only drawbacks were the campground’s boathouse doesn’t open until June/July, which was not mentioned on the website, so we weren’t able to rent kayaks to use on the pond. There are no dishwashing sinks at the bathrooms.
Beautiful scenery, plenty of hiking and kayaking right from your campsite, mountain trails a short drive away - all the ingredients for renewal and recharging!
Great sites and access point to nice canoeing waters. Moter boats restricted and sites are very wooded.
Nice clean bathrooms, and showers. sites are far enough apart. rangers always there to help if needed. Great place to camp.
Beautiful park, Clean bathrooms and showers, Very helpful staff
Our extended family goes every year for a long weekend, and it’s often the best weekend of the year for a lot of us. Rollins is well maintained and the views are spectacular. If you bring a canoe (or rent one) you can access a vast network of ponds and streams, if you prefer hiking, there are beautiful and extensive trails to hike on.
camped here more than once, great every time
On a recent trip to the Adirondak Mountains we camped at Rollins Ponds. A beautiful wooded campground with adjoining ponds. If you are a kayaker, canoer, or rowboat enthusiaist you'll love this park. There are no motorized boatd allowed on the pond as of the time we camped there. There is however a boat ramp where you can rent these and enjoy the placid waters of the ponds. If you are a fisherman(which we are) there is good fishing in Whey Pond which is stocked with hungry trout. We took a canoe portage from Rollins through Whey through Fish Creek and back crossing narrow strips of land to get from pond to pond. There are great hiking and biking trails as well. The camp ground is very wooded and private and many sites are right on the water. There are more than ample bathroom facilities with hot showers for your convenience. If you are looking for a nearby day trip we climbed one of the High Peaks and for those not so adventurous Lake Placid Olympic facilities and Adirondak Museum at Blue Mountain Lake are approximately 30 miles away. We will go back as we enjoyed this area.