Located on 51-acre Fourth Lake in Lake Luzerne, NY, Luzerne Campground is a very popular family campground. Guests will enjoy the tranquil beauty of the forested campground. Guests should note that boats with engines are not allowed on the lake and generators are only allowed in the campground during specific hours. There is much focus on maintaining a tranquil space here for relaxation as well as a focus on nature. Visitors enjoy the beauty of the mixed wooded forest surrounding them.
The park, located in the Lake George region of New York, offers some of the most diverse recreational opportunities in the state. Guests to Luzerne Campground often enjoy boating and canoeing as well as fishing. Guests to the park will find a boat launch as well as canoe, kayak, and boat rentals. The park also invites guest to swim at the day-use beach.
The Luzerne Campground offers 174 camp sites and can accommodate RV’s up to 30 feet in length. Guests will find hot showers, a recycling station, flush toilets, trails for both hiking and horseback riding, and picnic tables.
Luzerne Campground engages guests with a Nature Recreation Program. This program seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of the Adirondacks through nature walks, games and other activities for all ages. The campground also offers facilities and access to trails for the horseback riding enthusiast.
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Transportation in Luzerne Campground
The park's address is:
892 LAKE AVE.
LAKE LUZERNE NY 12846
The 174 site campground is located off NY 9N on Fourth Lake, north of the small hamlet of Lake Luzerne and southwest of the village of Lake George. From the Northway (I-87), take Exit 21 to Route 9N south. Then travel seven miles to find the campground on the left. You'll be driving along a wooded road without a great many land marks. You will see Wild Waters Outdoor Center on the right prior to the campground. If you see the Adirondack Adventure Center on your right, you have gone too far.
Guests to Luzerne Campground will find parking near the horse shelter, near the caretakers site, near the lake, and near the "Field of Dreams."
There is no public transportation available within the camp.
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Campsites in Luzerne Campground
Tranquil forested Luzerne Campground offers 174 tent and trailer sites which can accommodate Rv’s up to 30 feet in length. Accommodations include hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, a picnic area with tables, fireplaces, and charcoal grills; picnic pavilion rental; a swimming beach area; 22 horse paddocks; 2 covered standing stalls; rowboats; canoes; kayaks. Pets are allowed.
Guests should be aware that proof of current negative coggins certificate is required for all horses entering the campground. Out-of-state horse owners will be required to produce a 30-day health certificate. Patrons must carry each horse’s health papers with them at all times. Patrons will be responsible for the cleaning of their stalls and paddocks during their stay and before their departure. In addition, only campers with horses will be permitted to camp in the horse area on holiday weekends. Campers without horses booking this area during these times may have their reservation canceled upon arrival to the facility
Seasonal activities in Luzerne Campground
Guests to lovely Luzerne Campground will find a variety of recreational activities available to them on the 51-acre mixed wood forest Fourth Lake. Guests interested in water recreation will find the space relaxing and family friendly. Guests will find rowboats, kayaks, and canoes for rent at the campground. There is a boat launch available for guests use. It should be noted that boats with engines are not allowed on the lake. This offers guests the opportunity to engage in a tranquil forested space.
Guests to Luzerne Campground will find a swimming beach available for their enjoyment. The park maintains a nice sand beach for children as well as a good place to kayak. Guests should note that swimming facilities at this location are not supervised by lifeguards. In place of on-site supervision, this facility has established a series of safeguards to be followed by all guests. Guests to the campground can find details of the safeguards outlined in a brochure presented to customers upon arrival at the facility.
Ulysses S. Grant Cottage
Visitors to Luzerne Campground with an interest in history may want to make the trip to nearby Wilton to explore the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. In the mid-19th century Duncan McGregor purchased the mountain and began building on it in 1872. The cottage originally opened as a hotel. The mountain was highly popular and was sold to a group of investors, William J Arkell and Joseph W Drexel, in 1882. A railroad was built to the summit of the mountain that same year. The cottage was relocated to its current position in 1883 in order to make room for the new, larger Hotel Balmoral. The hotel provided many amenities for the Grant family during their 1885 stay on the mountain.
Horseback riding is a special attraction at tranquil Luzerne Campground. Guests will find trails available for equestrian use. Guests will find that the park maintains camp sites that provide lodging for horses. Guests should be aware that horses are not available for hire at the campground. There are 22 horse paddocks and two covered standing stalls provided.
Guests should note that proof of current negative coggins certificate is required for all horses entering the campground. Out-of-state horse owners will need to be able to produce a 30-day health certificate. Guests should keep health papers for their horses with them. Guests are responsible for the cleaning of their stalls and paddocks during their stay and before their departure. Only guests with horses will be permitted to camp in the horse area on holiday weekends. Guests without horses booking this area on holiday weekends may have their reservations canceled upon arrival to the facility.
Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration
At Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration in nearby Lake George, you are invited to take a step back in time and experience life at the wilderness outpost in the year 1757. Learn of the hardships and fears experienced by those on the front line in defense of the British Colonies seeking to protect the frontier from French invaders. Talk with staff reenacting the lives of the fort residents of that time.
You can meet a British soldier of the 35th Regiment of Foot. Learn what it was like to be sent to the New World to fight the long-standing enemy of Britain. Hear the distress of finding oneself in hostile territory very different from home.
Guests will see history come alive at Fort William Henry. The fort is open daily at 9:30 am with military demonstrations at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm.
If you're staying at Luzerne Campground, you'll find exceptional hiking opportunities nearby. These include Prospect Mountain. This red-marked one-and-5/8 mile hiking trail leads to the summit of the mountain. On a clear day, guests will be wowed with a 100-mile view from Prospect's summit which allows them to view five states. The hike can be challenging in spots. However, the climb to the summit is not considered difficult for those in reasonably good shape. Guests will follow the road bed of the former railway that served the once-thriving hotel on the mountain for part of the trial.
You can also find two waterfalls located along the Hudson River that are relatively close. Rockwell Falls, located in Lake Luzerne, can be viewed from the Bridge Street (County Route 4) bridge over the Hudson River. Palmer Falls are in nearby Corinth. Guests can access these falls via a 0.3 mile hiking trail.