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John Dillon Park


A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.

Approximately 17 miles south of Tupper Lake you will find John Dillon Park. Operated by Paul Smith’s College, this park is one of the only parks of its kind in the Adirondacks. This unique facility was a dream of retired International Paper CEO and Paul Smith’s College Alumnus John Dillon. He envisioned a place where everyone could enjoy the Adirondack landscape - no matter who you are!

Lake Durant State Campgrounds

Lake Durant Campground is located on the east shore of 327-acre Lake Durant. The remote central Adirondack setting of this facility offers relaxing, quiet beauty, and breathtaking views of Blue Mountain.


Great family campground with tent and trailer sites, picnic tables, fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station, recycling center, sand beach, and a bathhouse.

Eighth Lake State Campground

Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or take to the water with DEC canoe rentals. In winter, this is a snowmobile area.


During the winter this trail is snowmobile access only and not recommended for ski or snowshoe travel. The campground entrance is a snowplow turn around, and parking is not recommended.


Location: From downtown Inlet travel 5 miles north on Route 28 to the Eighth Lake State Campground on the left. A day use or camping fee is required.

Nicks Lake Campground

Nicks Lake Campground is a state DEC Campground. Over 100 campsites are available for reservation. In winter, it is open for snowmobiling.


Winter access at the campground can be difficult as it is open to snowmobile traffic. The trails to Remsen Falls are also snowmobile access and not recommended for ski and snowshoe travel. 

There are snowmobile trails to Nelson Lake and Remsen Falls, with multiple trails located around Nicks Lake to create multiple loops.

Sacandaga State Campground

Located in the southern portion of the Adirondacks, this area has splendid scenery of the east and west branches of the Sacanadga River meeting at this point.


143 campsites (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), picnic area with tables and fireplaces (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), hot showers/flush toilets (some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired), firewood sales, trailer dump station, recycling center, and pay telephone.

Lake Eaton State Campground

Lake Eaton offers a number of secluded sites that will please any camper. Lakeside sites will have beautiful sunset views and woodland sites are filled with relaxing forest sights and sounds. Canoe, rowboat, and kayak rentals are available. A blacktopped roadway for biking and walking enthusiasts.

Indian Lake Islands State Campground

Boat access only. Beautiful islands offering wild forest camping and some of the best recreational boating in the Adirondacks, the Indian Lake Islands Campground is located on the southern shore of 4,365 acre Indian Lake.


55 sites with picnic tables, fireplace, and pit toilets. At the entrance firewood sales and pay telephone are available. Many nearby hiking trails offer campers a wide range of places to explore. Lake side marina on Route 30. All the campsites offer privacy and are large and well forested.

Brown Tract Pond State Campground

Tucked away in seclusion a short way off the main tourist route, this "jewel" of a campground remains one of the best kept secrets in the Adirondacks.


Camping for tents and RV/trailers with 84 sites, a picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, and a recycling center. Families can enjoy bicycling here as well.

Tioga Point Campground

A boat access only campground which provides great views of Raquette Lake and the surrounding mountains. This is a state DEC (Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Campground. There is a camping fee.


There are 15 lean-tos and 10 tent sites with picnic tables, fireplaces, and outhouses. No potable water is available at campground.


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