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Indian Lake Islands Campground is located in the central portion of the six million acre Adirondack Park in New York State. As a part of the Indian Lake, this campground offers a variety of water-based activities along with the serene beauty and abundant wildlife of the Adirondack Mountains.

Camping Information

Location: Indian Lake Islands Campground is located on Indian Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Seasonality: The campground typically operates from mid-May through Columbus Day each year, but you should check the current year's dates as they can vary.

Reservations: Reservations can be made in advance, which is recommended, especially for peak summer weekends and holiday periods. Reservations can be made online through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's camping reservation system or by calling the reservation line.

Sites: The campground offers numerous sites, with many located on their own private islands accessible only by boat. Sites offer basic amenities, including a picnic table, a fire ring, and a privy. There are no electrical hookups at this campground.

Amenities and Facilities

Water Access: Access to Indian Lake is the main attraction, offering boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities.

Boat Launches: There are boat launches available for campers to use.

Rentals: Canoe, kayak, and boat rentals may be available either at the campground or nearby local businesses.

Bathrooms: Since there are no flush toilets or shower facilities, visitors will find outhouses conveniently located throughout the campground.


Boating: Boaters can enjoy the vastness of Indian Lake, exploring the 55 miles of shoreline and numerous islands. Motorized boating is popular on the lake.

Fishing: The lake is known for its excellent fishing, including trout, bass, and pike.

Hiking: Multiple hiking trails are within easy reach of the campground, offering diverse hiking experiences, and scenic vistas.

Wildlife Watching: The Adirondacks is a prime location for birdwatching and spotting wildlife such as deer, beavers, and maybe even a moose.

Water Sports: Beyond boating, the lake offers great opportunities for waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Important Considerations

Bears: The area is known for its black bear population, so proper food storage is crucial. Use bear-proof containers and follow all guidelines to avoid attracting bears to your campsite.

Weather: The Adirondack Mountains can experience unpredictable weather, so come prepared for anything from warm and sunny days to cold and rainy conditions.

Pack in, Pack out: As with most campgrounds in natural settings, campers are expected to remove all trash and leave no trace of their visit.

Accessibility: Due to its island nature, the campground may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

For the most current regulations, amenities, and open dates, you should always check the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's website or contact the campground directly before planning your trip.

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