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LAKE HARRIS CAMPGROUND, NY

Photo: LAKE HARRIS CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jan 21 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Description: Lake Harris Campground is located on the northern shore of 275-acre Lake Harris, fed by the mighty Hudson River. Private campsites are sheltered among large hardwood trees, which offer splendid color contrasts throughout the year. While the lake offers many watercraft opportunities, many love visiting the Visitor Interpretive Center or the Santanoni Preserve Historic Site, both close by. Recreational opportunities include canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

Geography:

Lake Harris Campground is located on the northern shore of Lake Harris.

Recreation:

Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed, with rowboat and canoe rentals available. A small, informal boat launch is available in the campground, and a larger, town-owned launch is located across the lake. Fishing is plentiful here, for northern pike, small and large mouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch. Hiking trails can be found on the nearby Santanoni Preserve. The trail to the Santanoni Preserve is in the park off of Site 090. The park offers trails to the summits of Goodnow and Vanderwhacker Mountains and a major trail head to the High Peaks Wilderness Area, located at Tahawus. Nature trails can be found at the Visitors Center in Newcomb, Woodrift Pond and a fitness trail near the town beach.

Facilities:

The campground offers shoreline and off-water campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, a boat launch, canoe and boat rentals, and a picnic area.

Nearby Attractions:

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is only a few miles from the campground. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is 25 miles to the west. A monument commemorating Teddy Roosevelt's famous midnight ride is located to the east of the campground. Golf Course in nearby Newcomb.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnicking
  • Recycling Station
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
  • Cultural Activities
  • First Aid Station
  • Golfing
  • Interpretive Center
  • Mountain Biking
Alerts and Important Information
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
  • Garbage must be taken to a central recycling area at designated times for processing. Clear plastic bags are required. Instructions will be provided directing you in the proper recycling policies

WHEN YOU ARRIVE-You must sign for your own site. Have your equipment with you and be ready to camp when you register. Names of all campers on a site must be listed on the permit at time of registration
CHECK-IN TIME-From 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. Campers must register for their campsite by 9:00 p.m. on the first night of their reservation or the campsite will be subject to re-rental and all fees will be forfeited
CHECK-OUT TIME-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
OCCUPANCY-Limited to 6 individuals per campsite and 2 tents or 1 unit of hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply)
AGE REGULATIONS-Campsites must be registered and occupied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older
LENGTH OF STAY-Your camping permit can be issued for a maximum of 14 nights. From July 1 through Labor Day only 14 cumulative nights will be permitted at any campground.
QUIET HOURS-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
GENERATORS-The use of generators may be limited to no more than 5 hours per day and fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If the use of a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by the facility staff then individual use of a generator may be prohibited/limited
FIRES-Must be built in fireplaces provided. Only dead and down wood may be used for fuel. No chainsaws are allowed in campgrounds, and cutting down trees, alive or dead is prohibited.
FIREARMS-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
ACCESSIBLE SITES-At least one member of the camping party staying on the site must be mobility impaired (i.e. in a wheelchair or uses a walker) or the camping party may be turned away at the campground
SWIMMING-Is allowed at campgrounds with supervised bathing areas during designated hours when a lifeguard is on duty. Please note that there may be times when lifeguards are unavailable, and for the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Not all campground locations offer swimming, to inquire please contact the campground directly
PETS-Are allowed with proof of a currently valid rabies vaccination in the form of a current year's tag or a certificate issued by the veterinarian. Campers can walk dogs on a leash no longer than six feet as long as the animal is under control. Dogs cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in facility structures, on the beach or in day use areas

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.97939, -74.13335
43°58'46"N, 74°8'0"W

From the Northway (I-87) - Take Exit 29 west 18 miles on the Blue Ridge, or Boreas Road to Rte. 28N. Go west 3.5 miles to the Campsite Road in Newcomb. The campground is 1 mile from Rte. 28N. From the Northway (I-87) - Take Exit 23, Rte. 28 northwest to North Creek, then Rte. 28N to Newcomb. You can also take Exit 26 to Minerva, then Rte. 28N. From the Thruway (I-90)(Utica) - Take Rte. 12 North to Rte. 28 North to Blue Mountain Lake, the taken Rte. 28N through Long Lake to Newcomb.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE HARRIS CAMPGROUND
291 CAMPSITE ROAD
NEWCOMB NY 12852

Phone Number:

Project Office:(518)582-2503