Monica F.
Pittsford, VT
Joined May 2018
Unique oceanfront campground/environmental/agricultural center

We enjoyed an oceanside site on a bluff over the bay (Middle Bay). An outhouse a short walk away. The other reviews give a good description of the whole property. I would think this would be a good place to bring kids to enjoy all there is to offer. We did rent a canoe and attempted a little fishing.

Adirondack camping at it's best

We have stayed here a few times over the years. Campground spans an area between two lovely lakes - Seventh and Eighth. We preferred the Seventh Lake sites and have had nice waterfront sites to launch a canoe from into the lily pads. Sandy beach swimming on Eighth Lake. Trails for hiking or biking. Near to the great town of Inlet for groceries, ice cream or outings. Showers and flush toilets. Dump station. Not far off of Rt 28- can hear those occasional loud vehicles, especially from Seventh Lake area.

Just what we needed. Rustic peace.

Beautiful, peaceful large pond/small lake. Loons. Ducks and ducklings. Beaver. Canoes($20/day) and kayak rentals. Firewood for sale ($9?) or gather downed wood. Fishing. Large sandy Adirondack beach and day use area. Pet friendly. Very friendly staff. Clean, stocked bathrooms/toilet with sink and soap. Well located water spigots. Nearby trails. Dump station. Boat launch (no motorboats allowed).

No hookups. No onsite showers (can use another Golden Beach Campground showers a few miles away.) No cell or internet. Maybe wifi near entrance?

Easiest access is from Raquette Lake. From the west you will drive over 5 miles on a dirt road (slow going if towing).

Right along the Battenkill River

Spring camping in southern VT. Trees had not fully leafed out yet when we visited, but I would think this would be a well shaded campground. We had our small camper on a tent site to be near the river. Some sites were right on the river, many larger RVs were closer to an open play area/field. There were hookups and dump station. Dog friendly. Fishing and "swimming" or tubing in season I should think.

All about the Herkimer Diamonds here

A fine campground with it's own Herkimer Diamond Mine walking distance (or you can drive up your vehicle) to the mining area. A fairly small, nicely wooded campground. A bit dated in the free shower/toilet buildings but the staff kept them very clean and stocked. There is a pavilion for group or rainy day activity. Staff is extremely friendly and informative about the mining (extra charge).