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Sharp Bridge Campground was first opened on the banks of the Schroon River in New York, way back in 1920 with a single campsite. The campground has been continuously updated ever since and now has 40 sites, with RV camping available for trailers up to 45 feet long. The Sharp Bridge Campground campsites are tucked in amongst the trees giving a peaceful, secluded camping experience in your rental RV. It’s the perfect spot for anyone that enjoys hiking, with many excellent trails close by, plus there is fishing available from the banks of the Schroon River. Boating and water sports are available locally at the many ponds and lakes. Load up the family and enjoy this ideal RV campground to use as a base for exploring the Adirondack High Peaks region.
Sharp Bridge Campground doesn’t offer and electrical or water hookups, but there are restrooms and hot showers available, along with plenty of drinking water spigots. Charge your rental RV batteries using a generator if needed, or simply live off-grid for a while and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Picnic facilities are provided onsite next to the river for alfresco eating in a lovely location.
This is a great area to get outdoors, but civilization is not that far away! To the north is the small town of Elizabethtown, NY, and to the east, Port Henry, NY, is located on the banks of Lake Champlain. A visit to Elizabethtown could make a nice family day out, with the Hand-Hale Historic District to discover and the Bouquet River flowing through the town that is great for fishing. There’s also a golf course in the town and many more within just a few miles.
Schroon River flows right through the Sharp Bridge Campground and is a beautiful spot for fishing. The river is stocked annually with brown trout and brook trout, so there should always be great fishing. Just a few miles away are the small Courtney Pond and Dead Water Pond, both good for fishing and getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. For motorboats, try either Schroon Lake or Paradox Lake, a short drive south from the campground. Both offer great fishing, water sports with boat rental at the lake.
To the east of Sharp Bridge Campground is Lake Champlain, which stretches for over 107 miles north to south, forming part of the border between New York and Vermont and also reaches into Canada. The lake has been a strategic point for centuries, and along both sides, you can find many old forts and military installations to visit, some dating back to the early 1700s.
While motorhome camping at Sharp Bridge Campground, you are surrounded by opportunities to get out hiking. From the campground, there are two well-marked trails. The Round Pond Trails is a moderate graded 8-mile out and back route that initially follows the Schroon River and ends at Round Pond. Along the way, there are some lovely views, wildlife to spot, and wildflowers to admire. Apart from an initial steep climb, the majority of the route is fairly flat. During the winter, the trail is used for cross-country skiing. Also starting from the campground is the Clap Mountain Trail, a shorter 3-mile out and back route that with beautiful views from the top of the Sharp Bridge Cliffs. An easy trail is the Shingletree Pond hike that starts at Courtney Pond, a short distance south of the RV campground. It’s an easy, 1.5-mile hike that connects two pretty ponds.
Search for an RV in Essex County, and you’ll be amazed at the history and beauty of the local area. During the summer months, Elizabethtown holds a weekly farmers market that could be perfect to pick up some local produce. While in the town, pay a visit to the Adirondack History Museum to learn more about the town and surrounding area. Several permanent exhibits describe life in the Adirondack region over the past few centuries, plus there are regular seasonal exhibits of local interest.
To the east are Lake Champlain and the town of Crown Point with its 18th-century fort. Originally built by the French in the 1730s as Fort St Frederic, it was destroyed by the French during the French Indian War. The current Crown Point fort was built by the British Army in 1759 but fell into disrepair after the American Revolutionary War. Today, you can still see the remains of the forts huge walls, along with the remains of two barrack blocks, and visit the museum that holds many artifacts from the period.