Campground
Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2020

Nice location, could use some refreshment

This campground is just south of Lake Placid. Located near a main road, street noise is a problem, but it’s hard to beat the low cost proximity to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake if you want to explore the towns. The sites in the center of the loop are more open; if I had a larger rig, I’d stick to that area. Some areas get a little tight and the website doesn’t provide vehicle length information. I tried to take pictures of as many of the sites as possible. It needs an overhaul…the bathrooms were on the grungy and worn side. 

There’s a trail to Scarface that leaves from the campground. Like many of the towns in the area, Saranac has a hiking challenge. Complete 6 hikes in the area and earn a patch; Scarface is one of the 6. The first part of the trail also takes you to a river for fishing. In addition to the Olympic sites in and around Lake Placid and Whiteface, I found some geocaches and discovered the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, which was open for exploration. It was interesting to learn a little more about the man behind the raid on Harper’s Ferry. 

Hikes abound. There are numerous boating opportunities in the area. Next door is a barbecue place that seemed to be busy. 

I’d probably limit myself to a day or two here and then head to some of the other campgrounds in the area that offer more direct access to the water or trails, but as I said, it’s a nice base for Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, just understand the trade-offs and you won't be disappointed.

  • Meadowbrook Site 9, Accessible. One of the more open sites
  • Meadowbrook Site 11
  • Meadowbrook Site 62
  • Meadowbrook Site 61
  • Meadowbrook Site 59
  • Meadowbrook Site 57
  • Meadowbrook Site 56
  • Meadowbrook Site 52
  • Meadowbrook Site 53
  • Meadowbrook Site 50
  • Meadowbrook Site 34
  • Meadowbrook Site 34
  • Meadowbrook Site 35
  • Meadowbrook Site 36
  • Meadowbrook Site 49
  • Meadowbrook Site 37
  • Meadowbrook Site 47
  • Meadowbrook Site 46
  • Meadowbrook Site 39
  • Meadowbrook Site 45
  • Meadowbrook Site 40
  • Meadowbrook Site 43
  • Meadowbrook Site 42
  • Meadowbrook Site 38
  • Meadowbrook Site 38
  • Meadowbrook Site 51
  • Meadowbrook Site 33
  • Meadowbrook Site 32
  • Meadowbrook Site 29
  • Meadowbrook Site 27
  • Meadowbrook Site 14 - sorry it's blurry.
  • Meadowbrook Site 23
  • Trail to Scarface
  • Meadowbrook Site 24
  • Meadowbrook Site 25
  • Meadowbrook Site 26
  • Meadowbrook Site 22
  • Site 10 Meadowbrook
  • Meadowbrook Site 10
  • Meadowbrook Site 7
  • Meadowbrook Site 5
  • Meadowbrook Site 8
  • Meadowbrook Site 17

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