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Camping In The Adirondacks

Guide To Adirondack Camping

Whether you prefer "glamping" or primitive camping, the Adirondack Park is the perfect place to pitch your tent. Before you head out on your camping trip, make sure you're adequately prepared for the conditions in your chosen environment.

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NYS Park Campgrounds

New York State maintains lots of campgrounds throughout the Adirondack Park. Be sure to research available amenities and attractions at each site before choosing one!

See State Campgrounds »

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ADK Campground Directory

Want to stay at an Adirondack campground but don't know where to start looking? Whether you'd like to pitch a tent or park a RV, one of these local campgrounds is perfect for you.

Find All Adirondack Campgrounds »

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Primitive Camping Spots

Camping at a primitive site can be a completely different adventure than the one you'll have at State campgrounds. We've put together a list of some of our favorite spots!

Find Primitive Camping Spots »


Lean-To Camping

You'll find various lean-to sites scattered throughout the Adirondack Park. Let us help you find some of them and give you tips for once you get there!

Explore Adirondack Lean-Tos »

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Winter Camping

Camping in winter can be fun, but it requires extra preparation! Make sure you have the right supplies before you head out this winter.

Learn More About Winter Camping »

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Dealing With Black Flies

"Black Fly Season" happens in May and June in the ADKs. The flies like to lay their eggs in clean, fast-running water, like the streams and rivers that run through the wooded areas where you'll be camping.

Get Tips On Dealing With Black Flies »


Surviving A Storm

No matter how persistently you check the weather before heading out for an adventure, it's always possible that a storm could pop up. Even if you're stuck outside, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself safe.

See How To Survive A Storm Outside »


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Firewood Transportation Laws

In New York State and the Adirondacks, there are firewood transportation laws that all campers should be aware of. They were established as a way to prevent the spread of certain invasive species in the region.

Learn More About the Regulations »