Camping is all about getting in touch with nature and enjoying the great outdoors. If you’ve never been camping before, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you should always research the area you want to travel to—and in this case, that would be the Adirondack Mountains. Second, you’ll also want to research what items you will need. The second list could be long or short, depending on how many people you are camping with and how long you will be staying. If you’re heading out to go camping in the Adirondacks, you should first determine the location of your campsite before you depart.

Camping in the Adirondacks: Campsite Locations

The Adirondacks has no shortage of beautiful scenery no matter where you are located. There are many options for camping in the area whether it’s for recreation, inspiration or simply taking in nature. One popular campsite is along Lake George. This area is well known for where Georgia O’Keeffe spent much time painting,. There are more than 300 little islands in the area, and Agnes Island is one of the most popular spots for boaters. Another good campsite location is Thirteenth Lake. Known for being a rather quiet area, the water is clear and perfect for swimming. It’s also part of the Siamese Pond Wilderness Area, and is one of the biggest lakes in the park.

If you’re looking to get away from it all, Buck Pond State Campground offers secluded sites and has abundant water access. There’s also a guarded bathing beach and an “easy to walk” trail. This campground is situated on the western shore of Buck Pond with Lake Kushaqua forming the northern and western boundaries. Yet another popular spot is the Singing Waters Picnic area. This area is county owned, with a scenic stream. They allow for overnight camping and non-vehicular camping.


For all those not yet ready to fully brave the true real outdoors, it’s time for you to embrace glamping. According to Visit the Adirondacks, you’ll be able to “trade a battle with aluminum poles for a private canvas tent, sip on exquisitely prepared cuisine, and experience the best of luxury camping in the Adirondacks.” Glamping brings all the amenities of home to the great outdoors. Two popular glamping locations in the Adirondacks are Posh Primitive and Camp Orenda. It’s also been suggested that for a more social glamping experience, campers should visit Park Safari in Warrensburg. There are 40 tents available that sleep four to six people each on 26 acres along the Schroon River. Campers will be able to soak up summer rays on a river float—and inner tubes are free for guests. This location also includes a live DJ performance in the outdoor lounge on Thursday or Friday nights. In the end, it is important to keep in mind that glamping retreats are only open during the summer months in the Adirondacks. So, if camping isn’t your thing, glamping is the next best thing.

For more information, be sure to check out Visit the Adirondacks.