The Eagle Point Campground and Day Use Area is located on the southwestern shore of Schroon Lake deep in the wilds of New York State's vast Adirondack Park. Schroon Lake is a long, thin lake offering the relaxed summer joys of boating, swimming, and fishing. This wild and remote lake is home to at least ten species of fish for you to cast a line for. The Pharaoh Lake and Hoffman Notch wilderness areas are both a short drive from Eagle Point, giving you great opportunities to explore the wilderness in your hiking boots. Hoffman Notch also has a natural rock-climbing wall. Although Eagle Point enjoys a quiet, remote location in Adirondack Park, its location just off Interstate 87 and Route 9 makes it easily accessible for rigs.
With its 72 campsites, Eagle Point provides various comforts for RVers and campers alike, including barbecue pits, a boat launch, hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, and a pay phone. You will find shops, cafes, and restaurants two miles south in the settlement of Pottersville. You can even do a bit of antique hunting on a rainy day. Pottersville is also the site of the largest marble cave entrance in the eastern United States. Mainly a summer destination, the average temperature around Eagle Point in July is a comfortable 81 degrees.
The RV accessibility at Eagle Point Campground is excellent. The campground is located directly off US Route 9, only two miles from Interstate 87 and the small settlement of Pottersville. Driving in, the roads are broad, straight, and lack any difficulties of note. However, keep in mind that in winter this part of the country has twice the national average of snowfall. It is fair to say that in terms of accessibility, this campground is the big rig driver's dream.
The campground slopes moderately toward the lake. The access roads are laid out to accommodate RVs of different lengths with ease. The access roads are paved and lack steep slopes or very sharp turns. Most of the campsites are designed for backing in. There is a small amount of parking space for visitors not staying overnight near the beach.
Eagle Point Campground has 52 campsites for RVs and 20 more for tents only. The largest accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length, while most sites will fit an RV of no more than 20 or 30 feet. Note that none of the sites are equipped with hookups. This is mitigated by the on-site hot showers and flush toilets. The trailer dump station is also a welcome luxury. Water spigots and toilets are scattered around the campground, but the showers, recycling station and pay phone are clustered around the registration office.
The ADA-accessible campground also features a beach, a boat launch, barbecue pits, and picnic areas. Generators may be used for no more than five hours between 9 AM and 11 AM, and again between 4 PM and 7 PM. The season typically starts on the mid-May to mid-September. Only 14 cumulative days may be booked between the beginning of July and Labor Day. It is better to book in advance online or by phone, but there is a good chance something will be available if you drop in. Pottersville, two miles down US Route 9, has various services like restaurants, shops, and a mechanic.
All out of fresh organic meat for your barbecue? The wilderness areas around Eagle Point are ideal for exercising your primal instincts by hunting and trapping. Large game in the area includes whitetail deer and black bear. Small game includes a vast array of woodland birds, waterfowl and snowshoe hare. Check with the park authorities for regulations and hunting seasons. New York state has some of the tightest firearms regulations in the nation, so double-check that your equipment is legal for use there.
During warmer days of the off-season, you can enjoy a serene picnic at Eagle Point Campground. Picnic tables are scattered around the beach of Schroon Lake, offering gorgeous lakefront views. If you are staying overnight you can enjoy a picnic or campfire in an enchanted forest landscape right at your site. So don’t forget to pack that picnic basket and your favorite meal before you set out in your rig.
If you're looking for something to do away from the water, the Pharaoh Lake and Hoffman Notch wilderness areas are both a short drive away. Pharaoh Lake gives you the opportunity to explore the woods on trails of whatever length you are comfortable with, from half a mile to seven. The trails meander through rolling hills and are free of any serious inclines. Hoffman Notch has far fewer hiking trails but gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself through rock climbing at the Northway Express Wall.
The sandy beach at Eagle Point is ideal for getting in a refreshing swim at the height of summer. Although a dedicated swimming area is roped off, the area is not monitored by lifeguards. Get the barbecue going and enjoy a picnic between dips in the welcoming waters of Schroon Lake. The lake is not very deep, so by mid-summer, the temperature reaches a wonderful level.
Thinking of bringing a boat towed to your RV? The launch at Eagle Point gives you quick, easy access to Schroon Lake. Motorboats, rowboats, and canoes are allowed. With a motorboat, you can easily cruise up to the town of Schroon Lake to the North. The lake is ideal for enjoying the serenity of the wilderness from a canoe. There is no better or more relaxing way to enjoy the scenery of the Adirondacks than from a boat.
The star attraction at Eagle Point is definitely Schroon Lake and the recreational activities that it offers. Fishing licenses can be purchased online or by phone. Angling from the shore or from a boat gives you the chance to battle any of the ten or so species of fresh-water species inhabiting the lake. The northern pike, trout, and bass, in particular, can present a sporting fight for the intrepid angler. The pickerel is also a lively fighter when hooked. Live bait is best, but spoons and spinners work great as well.