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Overview

Limekiln Lake is a popular camping destination located in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York. It is known for its picturesque natural beauty, clear waters, and abundant wildlife. The lake provides a serene setting for a variety of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Camping Facilities

Campground Details:

  • Limekiln Lake Campground has over 270 campsites.
  • Sites are available for tents and RVs, with a limited number of sites offering electric hookups.
  • Each campsite typically includes a picnic table, a fire ring, and space for a tent or RV.
  • Bathrooms and shower facilities are available on-site for the convenience of campers.

Amenities and Services:

  • The campground provides drinking water access.
  • There's a camp store for buying basic supplies and firewood.
  • A boat launch is available for those looking to take their watercraft onto the lake.
  • Beach area for swimming with lifeguards on duty at specified times.

Activities

Outdoor Recreation:

  • Boating: Non-motorized and motorized boating (with some horsepower restrictions) are allowed on Limekiln Lake. Canoes, kayaks, and motorboats can be seen on the lake.
  • Fishing: The lake is stocked with trout and also contains other species like smallmouth bass, making it a favored spot for anglers.
  • Hiking: Numerous hiking trails can be found in the surrounding areas of the Adirondacks, catering to all skill levels.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Limekiln Lake is an ideal location for bird watching and spotting wildlife like deer, beavers, and possibly even black bears.

Booking and Regulations

Reservations:

  • Campsites can often be reserved in advance through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) website or via a third-party reservation system.
  • It's recommended to book early, as the campground is quite popular during peak season (summer and early fall).

Campground Rules:

  • Campers must adhere to posted speed limits and traffic regulations within the park.
  • Quiet hours are typically enforced to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers.
  • All garbage and waste must be properly disposed of in designated receptacles to protect wildlife and the environment.
  • Pets must be leashed and under control at all times.
  • The introduction of firewood from outside the area is often restricted to prevent the spread of invasive species, check local regulations before bringing any.

Safety Considerations

Weather and Preparedness:

  • Campers should prepare for a range of weather conditions and bring appropriate gear, as temperatures can vary, especially during the evenings and nights.
  • Mosquitoes and other insects are common, so insect repellent is recommended.
  • Ensure that food and coolers are stored securely to not attract wildlife to the campsites.

Emergency Situations:

  • Familiarize yourself with the nearest medical facilities before arriving.
  • It's advisable to have a first aid kit and know basic first aid procedures.
  • For any serious emergencies, contact the park authorities or call 911 immediately.

Seasonal Access

Limekiln Lake Campground is typically open from late spring through early fall, though dates can vary each year based on weather conditions and other factors. It's important to check the current status of the campground before planning your trip. Winter access may be limited or non-existent due to heavy snowfall and freezing conditions in the Adirondack region.

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