This is a New York State DEC campground. The fishing from the lake front sites in Eighth Lake Campground has always been good, and there's even a small boat launch where one could troll for lake trout. This spot allows access to both Seventh and Eighth lakes. There's also a nice, short fishing dock that extends into Seventh Lake, where fishing in the evenings is better. 

Location: From Downtown Inlet, drive 5 miles to the Eighth Lake State Campground on the left. A day use or camping fee will be required.

Rainbow trout, lake trout, and land-locked salmon are stocked in Eighth Lake, but rainbows seem the most popular among anglers. Trolling with smelt imitations works best on both rainbows and salmon. There are some big lake trout here that evade all but the most skilled fisherwoman or man.


Small boats may be launched from the public campsite on Route 28, 5 miles west of Raquette Lake. Look for the yellow-on-brown sign.