Island camping at its finest is to be found on Alger Island. This boat access-only campground is located on Fourth Lake, the fourth lake in the Fulton Chain of Lakes. The campground combines proximity to local activities with island remoteness for a truly unique camping experience.
Alger Island Campground is located on Fourth Lake, part of the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes are allowed. Anglers will enjoy fishing for lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and landlocked Atlantic salmon. A hiking trail winds around the island, and miles of state-maintained trails are nearby.
The campground offers lean-to sites with fireplaces, hibachis, picnic tables and pit toilets; and tent sites with pit toilets, fireplaces and hibachis. The park also features a picnic area and hiking trails. Fourth Lake Day-Use Area serves as campground headquarters, where registration and permits are issued for Alger Island. A state-owned boat launch, with a ramp for launching larger, motorized boats, is located on Route 28, in the village of Inlet.
A few minutes' drive leads to shopping and sightseeing attractions in the nearby hamlet of Old Forge.
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
- The water supply on Alger Island is considered NON POTABLE. Campers and day visitors are encouraged to bring enough bottled water for the duration of their stay.
- All sites on the island are lean-to sites and accessible by boat only. They can accommodate up to two tents and 6 people per site.
- There is a carry-in, carry-out policy for garbage in effect at this campground.
-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