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Lake Durant Campground is located along the south and east shorelines of Lake Durant and offers secluded RV camping in a beautiful New York location. To the west of the campground is the village of Blue Mountain Lake, on the lake of the same name while a few miles southeast is the larger town of Indian Lake, NY.
Typical for many state park campgrounds, Lake Durant Campground doesn’t offer any kind of RV rental hookups, but there are plenty of drinking water spigots throughout the campground, and generators can be run for limited periods.
There are several restrooms dotted around the campground, with hot showers available near the RV campsite entrance. You’ll also find a small kiosk at the entrance, along with firewood and ice sales at the registration office.
Lake Durant Campground is in a delightful area of mountains and lakes, perfect for exploring in a rental RV. From the campground, there are wonderful views towards Blue Mountain across the lake, and the scenery is just stunning. If golf is your passion, you will be spoilt for choice with professional-standard courses in all directions. Should you just want to relax and take in the mountain air and scenery, motorhome camping at Lake Durant will definitely meet your expectations.
Fishing is popular here, particularly as all of the Lake Durant Campground campsites are on the banks of the lake. Within the RV campground, you’ll find an accessible fishing pier and a boat ramp. The lake is stocked every year with around 1,300 tiger muskellunge, plus anglers can catch largemouth bass and yellow perch among other species. There are plenty of opportunities to fish from the more than six miles of shoreline, but getting out on a boat is also a good option.
Boating is a peaceful pastime here as no motors are allowed on the lake. Limited numbers of canoes and rowboats can be hired at the campground, and it is recommended not to use anything larger, as the water is mostly shallow.
There is a sandy swimming beach at Lake Durant, with lifeguards on duty during summer. Swimming is not permitted when the lifeguards are absent.
There are plenty of opportunities to get out hiking from the campground. The well-known Northville-Placid Trail runs through the campground for a few miles and gives access to the full 42-mile route heading south or around 30 miles of hiking to the north. For something a little less strenuous, maybe the Cascade and Stephens Pond trail would be better? Starting from the western end of Lake Durant, the 8-mile out and back route takes you past two ponds, before finishing up at a third.
There really is plenty to keep you occupied when you book an RV in Hamilton County, particularly if you love the great outdoors. During the winter, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing take over from the summer pursuits.
There’s plenty to do at Lake Durant Campground and the surrounding area. Should you feel the urge to visit one of the larger towns in the area, both Saratoga Springs and the city of Albany are not too far away south.
A few miles northwest of the campground is the Adirondack Experience, a museum on Blue Mountain Lake that tells the story of this incredible region. The introduction video in the panoramic theater and the interactive exhibits take you on a journey through the lives of the early settlers. From being a lumberjack to mining with explosives and harvesting ice, the museum explains how people made a living and managed to survive in this harsh environment.
The railroads opened up these remote areas, and the North Creek Depot Museum aims to preserve this history. Housed in the old railroad depot that was built in 1872, the museum is home to an amazing collection of artifacts in buildings spread across the station complex. For rail enthusiasts, it will be a treasure trove of memorabilia.
If sports are your thing, particularly winter sports, then a trip north to Lake Placid will probably be on your agenda while on a motorhome vacation near Lake Durant. Lake Placid was home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and a museum dedicated to winter sports is located in the center of the town. Lake Placid Olympic Museum celebrates not just the winners, but the sporting endeavors of all the competitors.