Situated in the heart of the Adirondacks, Lake George Battleground Campground is located just a quarter mile from the Village of Lake George on the southern end of its namesake lake. With nearly 70 campsites and easy access to boating, fishing, and swimming on Lake George, Lake George Battleground Campground makes for a great RV trip in one of the most scenic parts of New York.
With a unique mix of recreation options and other nearby attractions, Lake George Battleground Campground has something to offer every type of visitor. Boaters and anglers can enjoy boating, paddling, and fishing on Lake George, while swimmers and sunbathers can soak up the sun at Lake George Beach. Hikers can meanwhile take advantage of the miles of hiking trails available nearby, while wildlife enthusiasts can look out for the many species of birds and mammals that call Lake George home. History buffs can check out the many historical sites nearby, and even hop on a self-guided historical interpretive path with educational information at the Battlefield Park. Visitors of all interests can then enjoy topping off the day with a visit to some of the many restaurants, theaters, theme parks, and arcades all within a couple miles of the campground.
Lake George Battleground Campground offers 68 tent and trailer sites for visitors to choose from, which feature hot showers, flush toilets, and swimming at Lake George Beach. Camping is available only in the warmer months from mid-May to mid-October, so visitors eager to explore this part of the Adirondacks should make sure to plan ahead and reserve a site accordingly.
Located just a quarter mile south of the popular summertime resort of the Village of Lake George, Lake George Battleground is an easily accessible camping option for visitors eager to explore this highlight of the Adirondacks. The park is located roughly a mile off of Interstate 87, so it is easy to access by RV or car, but visitors should be prepared for heavy traffic in the busy summer season.
Once inside the park, visitors should be able to navigate the area without much issue, as the park consists mostly of small campground loops, so there is minimal driving required once inside the grounds. Visitors with larger rigs should be prepared that the campground can accommodate rigs of up to 40 feet long and consists of back-in sites only.
Guests staying at Lake George Battleground Campground will have no shortage of options for food, supplies, and shopping. Visitors will find plenty of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores just up the road in the Village of Lake George.
Lake George Battleground Campground has 68 tent and trailer sites for visitors to choose from. These sites do not offer sewer or electric hookups, but visitors can make use of the hot showers centrally located in the campground, the restrooms located in two areas of the campground, and the trailer dump station and recycling center located near the entrance of the campground. Some sites also offer water hookups, and there are additional water stations in the campground. Guests staying at Lake George Battleground Campground can also enjoy swimming at the Lake George Beach Day-Use Facility. These sites can accommodate rigs of up to 40 feet long, and are all back-in access. The campground is open from mid-May to mid-October, and sites can be reserved online, so visitors eager to snag a spot at Lake George Battleground Campground should plan their trip accordingly and make sure to book a site ahead of time.
Boating is one of the major draws to Lake George, as the lake offers boating, canoeing, kayaking, and more, all surrounded by picturesque scenery. With more than 28,000 acres of water to play on, Lake George offers nearly limitless opportunities for boaters to explore, whether through paddling, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, or even parasailing. The lake offers many docks and public launch sites, so boaters should check for the most convenient option before planning to head out on the water.
Hikers can enjoy many opportunities for hiking nearby, but one of the best hiking options near Lake George Battleground is Prospect Mountain. For an uphill climb offering stellar views, hikers can hop on the red-marked nearly two-mile hiking trail, which leads to the summit of the mountain. On a clear day, hikers who reach the top can expect a 100-mile view from Prospect’s summit that encompasses five states. Hikers interested in the history of the area will be interested to learn that part of the trail follows the road bed of the former railway that served the once-thriving hotel on the mountain.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy Lake George in the warm summer months is through soaking up the sun on its beaches and cooling off with a swim in its refreshing waters. Guests staying at Lake George Battleground Campground can enjoy easy access to the Lake George Beach just a short walk away, where they can sunbathe and swim. Visitors should note, though, that swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty, and beach hours are posted at facilities with swimming, so visitors can double check during their visit.
With its pristine waters and large area, Lake George is perfect for fishing all throughout the year. The lake supports both cold and warm water species—as a two-story fishery—and anglers can look out for lake trout, landlocked salmon, northern pike, rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and a variety of panfish. Anglers can enjoy open water fishing until the first freeze up in late November or early December, while ice fishing begins with the complete freeze-up, usually in early January, and normally continues until mid-March.
Lake George boasts a rich history, given its significance in the colonial period and role in the French and Indian War Battle of Lake George. The area is home to a number of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Lake George Battlefield Park, St. James Episcopal Church, and Delaware and Hudson Passenger Station, among others. A visit to Lake George Battleground Campground would not be complete without at least some taste of the area’s history, so visitors looking to familiarize themselves with the background of the area can start with the self-guided historical interpretive path with educational information at the nearby Battlefield Park.
While there are plenty of options for outdoor recreation and educational experiences at Lake George Battleground, the area also has plenty of other options for fun right in town just a short walk away. In the Village of Lake George, visitors will find a mix of restaurants, shopping, miniature golf, arcades, breweries, and more. For even more adventures, visitors can head to the nearby theme parks located with a few miles of the campground. Suffice it to say, visitors with any interests will be able to find an activity that suits them while at Lake George Battleground Campground.