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Riverview Family Campground & Marina
13987 Park Ave., Waterport, NY 14571
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Nick's Lake Public Campground, New York :
Description: Nick's Lake Public Campground is located in Old Forge, NY in the Adirondack Forest. It has 112 sites. It has a picnic pavilion, flush toilets, hot showers, ball field, trailer dump station, sand beach, swimming area, new playground, nature and hiking trails. From NYS Thruway, Exit 31 at Utica, Route 12 North to Alder Creek, Route 28 to Old Forge. Turn right at the Post Office, and follow the Nick's Lake Campground signs 1.5 miles to the campground entrance.
Opinion: Although there is no electric or water at the sites, we enjoy being right in the forest. We prefer to stay on E loop, as some of the sites have lake access and it's the closest loop to the picnic/beach area. No motororized boats are allowed on the lake (canoes, kayaks, are fine) to preserve the wildlife. We enjoyed listening to the calls of the loons as well as owls. In the campground, we saw deer, ducks, chipmunks, and even black bears. There are activities scheduled every week in the summer. On Friday night, we got to see Jupiter through the telescope of Barefoot Bob, an astronomer from Syracuse. We enjoyed visiting the local town of Old Forge, as well. There are hiking trails through the mountains (we enjoyed Bald Mountain); good restaurants (try the cheeseburger at Walt's Diner); Go carts and an arcade; Enchanted Forest water park; Adirondack Railroad; McCauley Mountain Chairlift; a small but very well stocked grocery store; and Nutty Putty miniature golf course. Everything a family could want to do on a week's vacation and more! Now you know a little more about where we choose to go camping each summer.
~ Submitted by Dawn Schyve
Description: Named in 2005 as one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation. Lakeside Beach State Park offers an outstanding panoramic view of Lake Ontario and surrounding farms and fruit orchards. No swimming is allowed, but 274 campsites, four miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing along the lake front, picnic grounds and playing fields bring thousands to the park. Winter activities include hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Opinion: Lakeside is a great state park. All the sites are large. They have easy access for all size campers. "A" loop is right on the water. Sites "D-16" and "D-18" are the primes sites that are also wooded. Pets are allowed in loops "E, F, and G".
~ Submitted by B. Rakonczay
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