Eighth Lake State Campground

This is a New York state DEC campground where there is access to both Seventh and Eighth lakes and nice hiking and nature trails nearby.

Loons and Mergansers are common on both lakes, and Gray Jays, Boreal Chickadees, Olive-Sided and Yellow-Bellied Fly Catchers, Rusty Blackbird, Solitary Vireo, Parula, Yellow Rumped, Palm, Nashville and Common Yellow Throat Warblers, Sawhet and Short-Eared Owls, Red Breasted Nuthatch, and White Throated, Swamp, and Lincoln Sparrows also in the area.


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


There are 1.5 miles of paved park roadway that are easy for a stroller or a road bicycle. It can take a couple of hours to do the entire loop on foot, and less than an hour by bike.

Winter Overview

In the winter, the trail is snowmobile-access only and not recommended for ski or snowshoe travel, plus the campground entrance is a snowplow turn around, so parking is not recommended.