2017 Keystone Summerland
2017 Keystone Summerland
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New York State is home to Eagle Point Campground, situated on the western shore of Schroon Lake. A perfect getaway for a weekend motorhome camping trip, the campground is located in the hamlet of Pottersville in Chester. Very close to Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls. When making plans for your next outdoor adventure book an RV in Warren County to explore the campground and its surrounding areas. Off US Route 9 and north of the Lake George area, the campground is an ideal location should you be looking for some peace and quiet, away from the madding crowds of Lake George, along with access to plenty of recreational opportunities.
While the land for the campground was purchased in 1928, construction began the same year, and ever since the campground has been functional, with campsites added over the years, bringing the final count to 72 in number. In addition to camping with an RV here, visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and bicycling in this well-equipped campground.
Eagle Point Campground shares over a mile of shoreline with Lake Schroon, making it popular with outdoor enthusiasts for water-based activities. Anglers are in for a treat at the 4230-acre large Schroon Lake that has a variety of aquatic life. The lake is known to abound in trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, bullhead, and pickerel. While fishing licenses are required to fish these waters, you’ll have to source one online or on the phone, as licenses are no longer available at the campground. There is a boat launch available to take your motorboats, rowboats, and canoes out into Lake Schroon. The lake is ideal for boating and fishing, and a good way to spend a day on the lake while you are RV camping at Eagle Point Campground.
Hiking is another popular activity at the campground. There are two great areas for hiking, a short drive in your RV rental from the campground. Just 12 miles from the campground is the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, that is a part of the Adirondack Forest Reserve. It’s home to over 70 miles of foot trails, making it a perfect hiking location, offering different levels of difficulty in hiking. The Hoffman Notch Wilderness is a little further away, at about 17 miles from the campground. With 15 miles of trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing, it’s popular with hikers seeking solitude and peace.
Swimming is allowed in the lake, though there are no lifeguards on duty at any time. There is a designated area for swimming, and there are a series of safeguards that are enforced to ensure everyone has a safe experience while swimming. Keep these safeguards in mind so that you’re safe when swimming.
Park your RV rental at Eagle Point Campground to enjoy easy access to the park’s recreational facilities. There are 72 campsites available for rent at the campground that comes equipped with flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station, recycling center, picnic tables, fire grills, and charcoal grills. Some of the sites are ADA-accessible, and there is limited cell phone network in some areas, but there is a payphone for convenience.
As you are looking for a place to camp in an RV near Eagle Point Campground, try the Lake George Escape Campground, about twenty-three miles from Eagle Point. It’s a big campsite with over five hundred sites. Facilities here include pull-thru sites, full hookups, 30 and 50 amp electric service, sewers, water, dump station, tent camping, restrooms, and hot showers. Laundry facilities are available too, along with a camp store, propane, firewood, a clubhouse, and a group kitchen. The kids will love the playground, pool, and beach access. Pets are welcome at the campsite, and there is a designated pet area for their convenience.
A Warren County camper rental will serve you well in your adventures through the Pottersville area and beyond. After your RV camping trip, consider heading about fifty-two miles south to the city of Saratoga Springs in Saratoga County. Known for the popular mineral springs in the area, the city is perhaps most acclaimed for horseracing and the popular Saratoga Race Course that has been in existence since 1863. Renting an RV is a great way to explore the city. When you get to Saratoga Springs take a walk downtown to Main Street or Broadway; a vibrant and buzzing atmosphere makes up this area that is always filled with people, cafes, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.
Spend an afternoon at Congress Park, a green oasis in the city. Filled with fountains, ponds with wildlife in it and many of the city’s springs, it’s a great place to hang out, catch a breath, stretch your legs, walk the dog, have a picnic or just soak in the peaceful surroundings. Also, don’t miss the Canfield Casino, a historic casino dating back to the late 18th century, that’s located in the park. Although it’s not open for gambling anymore, it has some great architecture that’s worth checking out, and perhaps a ride on the grand carousel that’s over 120 years old!
A visit to the Saratoga Race Course should be on the cards when you’re in this city. Enjoy breakfast at the racecourse as you watch the horses warm up on the track. If you happen to be in the city during the racing season, then make it there for a race. And while you’re in Saratoga Springs, you can’t miss visiting the actual springs. Make a trip to Saratoga Spa State Park to explore about half a dozen springs that flow in the park.
Food comes in quite the variety when you’re visiting this city, and you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice. From high-end restaurants to casual eateries, cafes, and bistros to pizzerias, there is plenty to choose from. When you’re done exploring the city, fill up your rental RV at one of the gas stations before hitting the highway towards your next adventure.