Little Sand Point Campground is a very basic Adirondack mountain camping site on the northern shore of Piseco Lake, New York. Surrounded by dense hardwood and conifers, the campground is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for hiking, boating, and fishing opportunities.
Established in 1953, the park is the ultimate spot for water lovers and most of the activities are lake-based. With large level campsites right on the edge of the lake or close to it, the park has a sandy beach and boat launch area for motor boats and rowboats a short drive away. Other water sports include fishing, paddle boating, sail boating, canoeing, and kayaking (the latter two are available to rent on-site).
On land there is plenty of challenging hiking trails nearby, including the 133-mile Northville Lake Placid Trail. While there is no beach directly at the campground, there is one nearby that is guarded by lifeguards from mid-June to Labor Day.
Little Sand Point Campground is located off Old Piseco Road off Route 8. Once inside the park, there is a speed limit of 15 kilometers an hour. There are no other driving restrictions but as the campground is surrounded by tall trees, you will have to watch out for low-hanging branches, particularly if you are traveling in a big rig.
Once you’ve set up camp, you can get around on foot or by boat. There is a boat launch area in the park for motor boats and rowing boats. Various hiking trails are available in the vicinity.
Parking lots are available at three points in the park, two near Polar Point and one near Point Comfort. If you’re staying overnight you can park your RV or car in the campground.
Little Sand Point Campground is a dry camping park set along the edge of Piseco Lake. There are no hookups for RVs but campers have access to flush toilets, a dump station, hot showers, and a recycling center.
A boat launch area is available in the park and canoes and kayaks are available for rent.
Generators can be used at the campground for up to five hours a day between 09h00 and 11h00, and 16h00 and 19h00. Quiet hours must be respected from 22h00 until 07h00. Little Sand Point Campground is pet-friendly with a valid rabies vaccination.
Little Sand Point Campground is a fantastic spot for fishing. Anglers can enjoy fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, brown bullhead, perch, rock bass, and white fish. Please note that you will need a New York State fishing license to fish here, but permits have to be purchased online or over the phone; they are not available at the campground.
Little Sand Point Campground hosts Junior Naturalist Programs during the peak season where kids and their families can learn all about the surrounding environment. Enjoy games and activities to earn badges. The programs are perfect for kids from five to 13 years old.
Set on Piseco Lake, Little Sand Point Campground is the ideal playground for boating enthusiasts. Campers can enjoy boating, jet skiing, sail boating, paddle boarding, canoeing, and water skiing. A nearby boat launch area is available for motor boats and rowing boats. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent.
Hiking enthusiasts will be in their element at Little Sand Point Campground. Hike the three-quarter mile Panther Mountain Echo Cliffs Trail to see some dramatic 700 foot cliffs. The trailhead is available near Little Sand Point. Alternatively, you can hike the five mile T Lake Trail that starts from Poplar Point. The 133-mile Northville Lake Placid Trail also provides a great challenge nearby.
Little Sand Point Campground is a great spot for a quiet picnic in the off season. Day visitors can spend time at the small sandy beach nearby or simply relax beneath the trees in the campground itself. It’s a great way to appreciate the sights and sounds of nature.
Winter boating is still available at Little Sand Point Campground in the off season. Hire a canoe or kayak, or bring your own boat or rowing boat to use on the lake. It’s a great way to explore the area when there are fewer crowds and the birdlife and wildlife are abundant.