Phelps Island on Lake George is sunny and a nice area to swim near.
Guide to Phelps Island Camping
Make your reservations at Phelps Island through Reserve America. Campsites #3 and #4 are non-reservable, so you must ask about them at a ranger station.
Campsite #1 is a very nice large site with great views to the east and south. It has nice entry points for swimming on the northeastern side of the point overlooking the channel. There is a tent platform.
Campsite #2 is super nice and open, has a gorgeous view, and is so sunny in the afternoon. The site is perched high on some fabulous rocks. Enjoy views of the Sagamore, Bolton Landing, and northward. It is not idea for families with young children due to the rocky ledge. However, it would be ideal for young and adventurous teens and young adults. This is set apart from the other campsites so it makes a nice campsite when camping alone, or it can be paired nicely with campsites 3 and 5.
Campsite #3 has the fireplace right in front of the trees, which is not conducive to viewing the lake. The fireplace sitting area is kind of small. The sleeping area and platform is separated from the fireplace which is nice if you have members of your party who want to go to sleep early. This campsite is non-reservable.
Campsite #4 is a nice sized mostly flat campsite but can not be reserved online.
Campsite #5 is not a great location for a tent in the main section of five. The path brings you to a knoll very close to campsite 6 which has a mostly flat spot where you’d probably want to pitch your tent. Ideally, this site would be nice rented with #6.
Campsite #6 is sunny with shady spots as well. It has a nice open area for dining, and it is mostly flat and good for a family with young children. Boats go quickly through this channel, so you’d want to keep your kids in tow and close to the island. 260 degree views of the lake.
Campsite #7 has a tent platform with a mostly pine and dirt floor, and it is small and fairly flat.