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Enjoy the BEST RV Camping in the Adirondacks (9 Favorite Campgrounds)

| Updated Feb 27, 2023

As one of our favorite travel destinations, we know some of the best RV camping in the Adirondacks…

The Adirondack region is an explorer's paradise! It is a great place to adventure since it is the largest publicly protected area in the “lower 48.” There is so much to see and do.

With all that adventuring, you must hitch up your RV somewhere. Thankfully, there are many RV parks and private campgrounds to choose from.

In the following, we will tell you a bit about the Adirondacks and outline some of the best RV campgrounds in the area.

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What are the Adirondack Mountains?

The Adirondack Mountains are in northeastern New York, with boundaries that correspond roughly to those of Adirondack Park. Adirondack Park is a state park encompassing a vast wilderness area. It covers an area of approximately 6.1 million acres and is home to numerous lakes, rivers, nature trails, and mountains, including the highest peak in New York State, Mount Marcy.

The Adirondack Park is a unique mix of public and private lands, with approximately 2.6 million acres and 3.5 million acres of private land within its boundaries. The public lands are managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and include over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds, and numerous RV parks, campgrounds, and picnic areas.

Why You Need to RV the Adirondacks!

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This video is a rewind supercut of a video trip we did some time back about one of our favorite places in North America! From the mountains to the lake district, the Adirondacks offer so much for any RVer to explore.

Lake George and Lake Placid are two of the more famous lakes in the region. I recommend visiting both if you can! You can check out the 11 Best Things to Do Near Lake Placid.

Adirondack Park is also home to many small communities and villages, and tourism is a significant industry in the region. Visitors come to the Adirondack Mountains to enjoy various outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling. Adirondack Park is also known for its scenic beauty and popular destination for artists and photographers.

The Adirondack Park is a designated “Forever Wild” area, meaning the public lands within the park are protected by the New York State Constitution and cannot be sold, leased, or exchanged. This designation ensures that the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Adirondacks will be preserved for future generations.

Best RV Camping in Adirondacks: 9 Great Options

This area has some of the best campgrounds and picturesque RV sites around. The following are some of the best RV camping in the Adirondacks.

Enjoy this interactive map of the following campgrounds!

Places mapped by Wanderlog, a trip planner on iOS and Android

1. Ausable Chasm Campground

This campground is reasonably priced anywhere from $35-50 per night. It features 147 sites, with 70 pull thru spots available. There are 35 full hook-up sites and 55 with partial hookups. There are also tent sites general if needed.

Amenities include picnic tables, free hot showers, a swimming pool, a playground, a dump station,

This campground provides easy access to a day trip to Lake Champlain or Point au Roche State Park, where you can have lunch or explore a hiking trail.

2. Ausable River Campground

This campground costs about $40-46 per night. There are 112 sites, with 18 pull-thru trailer sites available; all sites feature full hookups.

Other amenities include grills, potable water, Wi-Fi, a pool, a playground, and picnic tables.

3. Wilmington Notch Campground

When visiting Lake Placid and the High Peaks Area, this is my favorite place to stay. It gives you access to all the natural areas that High Peaks offers.

There are 54 sites, but none with hookups. That means you are boondocking, which I love but know is not for everyone. There is also a 30′ max RV length. So you may not fit if you have a big rig.

Amenities include a recycling center, picnic area, a dump station, flush toilets, and hot showers.

4. Fish Creek Pond Campground

Saranac Lake BEST RV Camping in the Adirondacks
Saranac Lake

This is the best place to stay when near Saranac Lake. It is quiet and serene and offers spacious sites. You can stay right on the edge of Fish Creek Pond, which provides a peaceful and picturesque setting.

The campground offers 335 sites, with 30 pull thru available. You can park an RV up to 40′ feet in length.

5. Lake Eaton Campground

This campground has excellent proximity to Blue Mountain and Raquette Lakes.

It offers 135 sites with a 30-foot maximum RV length. The amenities include a dump station, picnic tables, potable water, flush toilets, and hot showers. You will have to boondock, as there are no hookups available.

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6. Lake George RV Park

This campground offers a bit pricier site, costing on average $76-129 per night.

Each site has a fire pit, grill, picnic table, and potable water. You can also access hot showers, flush toilets, a laundry room, and a trailer dump station. Or use part of your day for swimming in the pool or taking the youngsters to the playground.

7. Lake George Camping Village

Another way to enjoy Lake George is hitching up at the RV campsites at the Lake George Camping Village.

The resort offers full hookup sites, enhanced WiFi, secluded/wooded areas, and tent sites. They have clean restrooms in public spaces, a camp store, laundry available, and a dump station.

In addition, you can enjoy outdoor movies, heated pools, nature trails, a playground and game room basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and a badminton shuffleboard area.

8. Moose Hillock Camping Resort

Another great place a short distance from the Village of Lake George is the Moose Hillock Camping Resort.

Not only can you find secluded and shady spots to relax in. They have tons of amenities great for families with children. They have a pool with a sloping Caribbean Beach entry. They even have concerts or movies on some nights.

The other great thing about this camping resort is that there are no size restrictions. Feel free to take any size RV there.

Trout fishermen on the Ausable River in the Adirondacks BEST RV Camping in the Adirondacks
Trout fishermen on the Ausable River in the Adirondacks

9. Buttermilk Falls Campground

A great place to stay when visiting the Finger Lakes region of the Adirondacks is Buttermilk Falls Campground. It is smaller, offering only 25 sites. You will also be boondocking, as there are no hookups.

The campground accommodates RVs with a maximum length of 20 feet. So it is also only for smaller trailers.

The campground amenities include picnic tables, toilets, showers, a dump station, and potable water.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-02-26

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

2 Responses to “Enjoy the BEST RV Camping in the Adirondacks (9 Favorite Campgrounds)”

February 26, 2023at1:28 pm, Barbara Delansky said:

Letchworth State Park is indeed beautiful but nowhere near the Adirondacks.


February 26, 2023at9:11 am, Susan Paterson said:

I have camped at Buttermilk Falls and visited Letchworth State Parks. Both are beautiful, but neither are in the Adirondack Park.


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