Guide to Camping in Lake George - A Perfect Camping Getaway!

Looking for a great vacation your family and friends will remember for a lifetime? Camping in the Lake George region of the Southern Adirondacks offers you beautiful vistas, great attractions and the opportunity to camp on your own island! We've got everything you need to know, whether you are pitching your tent for the very first time or are a seasoned camper visiting Lake George for the first time.

Whether you want to pitch a tent under the stars or enjoy the comforts of an RV resort with all the amenities, the Lake George area has what you're looking for! Browse the wide variety of campgrounds and RV parks you have to choose from.

There are numerous options for island camping in Lake George from private islands to large islands with resident deer! (See map) It's great fun whether you are with friends, your kids or your sweetheart. See also: Narrow Island Group vs. The Narrows

Island campsites fill up very quickly, so reservations are extremely important!  It's a good idea to have made a list with several choices prior to booking. You can reserve your site online or by phone!

Have questions on how to choose an island and what to expect? Check out our frequently asked questions on island camping to get some answers!

Reserve a Lake George island for the day and enjoy an afternoon of swimming, picnicking and relaxing by the lake! From the large Speaker Heck Island to the privacy of smaller Sarah Island and Hazel Island, there are many options.

Long Island on Lake George is the largest of the island camping groups. It is our pick for a great place to go with the kids or a group. With the most options available for campsites, it's also easier to get a reservation, even after all the private islands are booked up.

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Have you tried glamping yet? Give your back country vacation a little style: go glamping in Lake George and the Adirondacks! Experience all the excitement of camping in the great outdoors, but with the luxury of a resort hotel. 

Read our great tips for camping in Lake George NY! You'll learn to camp like a pro, with information on setting up camp, building a campfire circle, practicing camp safety, storing food and more. It all starts with some advance planning, so get reading and get started! 

Camping can be a great wildnerness adventure that can quickly turn into a stressful nightmare if you don't have the right tenting gear! Here are a few tips on choosing the right tent for your camping trip in Lake George.

From your tent to tableware to first aid, here's an ultimate camping checklist of everything we could think of that you might need for your camping adventures in Lake George!

Tick season generally runs from April through September. Learn how to avoid and protect yourself from ticks, and how to properly remove a tick if you find one.

Get the inside scoop on Lake George camping from our readers! These camping tips were submitted by parents, teenagers, kids... anyone who loves camping in the Southern Adirondacks, just like you!

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