Forked Lake Campground's remoteness, in beautiful surroundings and on well-planned grounds, offer campers a terrific wilderness experience. Large, well-forested, campsites offer wonderful privacy; many are accessible by boat and/or trail. The campground offers water-focused recreational opportunities, including canoeing, boating, and fishing.
Forked Lake Campground is located on the east shore of 1248-acre Forked Lake.
Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes are welcome in the lake, with rowboat and canoe rentals available. Excellent fishing opportunities exist for brook trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bullhead, yellow perch, and pan fish.
The park offers campsites, a picnic area with tables and fireplaces, pit toilets, a boat launch, canoe rentals, and boat rentals.
The Adirondack Park visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is 20 miles north on N.Y.S. Route 28. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 14 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28 and 30 and features the History of the Adirondack Mountains and the Adirondack Park. The Wild Center Museum in Tupper Lake is in nearby Tupper Lake. The village of Long Lake is 7 miles west on N.Y.S. Route 28, and offers restaurants. Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake, Newcomb, Tupper Lake and Inlet.
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
- Sites 3-35 and 63-78 and 69A are boat and or trail access. Sites 36 to 62 are boat access only
- Due to black bears in the area, food lockers are provided for all campers (except drive to sites). They measure 18"X18"X4' pack accordingly
- There is a carry in, carry out garbage policy in effect
-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
-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
-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
-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)
-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.
-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
-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
-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.
-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
-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
-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
-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