Adirondack Mountains

Camping in the Adirondacks: Scenic New York State Campsites

Discover camping in the Adirondacks!

At Adirondack Campground Association, we know the Adirondack Park hosts millions of vacationers each year who enjoy the simple pleasures of camping in NY: they camp on the shores of its waterways, enjoy New York State campsites, or go in the woods to hike the Adirondack mountains and breathe the clean, fresh air.

The Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY are the second oldest mountains in the world. Its rock is made of granite, and its forests are both deciduous and coniferous. The historic Adirondack Park comprises over 6,000,000 acres (larger than the entire state of Vermont) and is the largest state park in the entire United States. Looking for the best in New York state campsites? The region offers an abundance of Adirondack campgrounds and vacation destinations.

Contact our Adirondack Campground members for more information on Adirondack Mountain campsites!

Want to know what makes Adirondack camping so spectacular? Here are a few facts about the Adirondack Park:

  • It takes approximately six hours to travel from one side of the Adirondack Park to the other… one magnificent expanse – I-87 Adirondack Northway, Routes, 28, 73, 86, 8 and 30. Other smaller roads also traverse the Adirondack Mountains Park, some straddling streamside, showing beautiful mountain scapes, breathtaking lake views, and scenic overlooks.
  • There are 2,547 lakes in the Adirondack Park. Impressive Lake Champlain is the largest (on the eastern border). Other lakes include Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Indian Lake, Lake George, and the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
  • There are 46 mountains over 4,000 feet with Mt. Marcy (in the High Peaks Regions near Lake Placid) as the state’s highest peak. The Hudson River begins its mile journey south to New York City on Mt Marcy’s summit.

Camping in the Adirondacks ranges from wild and rugged to comfortable and civilized. The region boasts NY campsite facilities with all the amenities of home, or you may choose to rough it out in the wilderness with a tent. So if you’re interested in camping in the Adirondacks region of New York State, start your search by visiting the New York State Campground Search page. For more information on any of our member campgrounds, contact them directly.