If you are an outdoor enthusiast who just so happens to love camping as much as I do, you should quite literally strap in for this one. Delicately placed in the charming foothills of Adirondack Mountain, Lake George is home to many brawny campsites that you won’t want to miss out on.
Millions of people flock to Lake George every year. It is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of major metropolitan areas, like nearby New York City. We will cover everything you need to know about the Lake George area for your next RV road trip below.
Table of Contents
- How To Get To Lake George
- When To Visit Lake George
- RV Parks At Lake George
How To Get To Lake George
Lake George is located in a robust area, leaving its visitors with several travel options. The best way to travel to Lake George is by car, whether the sheer convenience or the joyous beauty of passing through Upstate New York’s marvelous mountains. Suppose you are driving on highway route 87 or 90. In that case, Lake George is casually located en route to Albany, just off of exit 24.
When To Visit Lake George
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or tenth time visiting New York; Lake George never ceases to welcome its visitors with open arms. Open 365 days a year; Lake George takes pride in providing its visitors with year-round recreational activities, even during winter. However, the peak time to visit is between May through September, even though the lake tends to get more crowded.
RV Parks At Lake George
Can’t decide if you rather vacation in the mountains or at the beach? The Lake George area has it all. My favorite picks are near Lake George, including some near prime destinations like Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls.
Lake George RV Park
Kicking it off with the most apparent campsite name you could think of, Lake George RV Park is a great spot to be. Despite the somewhat generic name, as far as camping goes, you do much better than an RV resort like this. Whether you want to spend time indoors or outdoors, this campground offers various activities and family-friendly entertainment.
Facilities feature full RV hook-up sites, restrooms, showers, and a laundromat. You also have a fitness center (including an indoor heated pool), an on-site cafe, a movie theater, trolley services, and the French Mountain Playhouse. Other amenities include wifi, a waterpark, bike trails, lake activities, and the famous French Mountain Hiking Trail.
Lake George Escape
If you chose between an overpopulated Lake George Beach or your very own private beach, which option would you choose? This RV resort, nestled off the Schroon River, will exceed your expectations. Whether you want to go tubing down the river or stay inside at the on-site restaurant and fully loaded bar, Lake George Escape has activities for everybody to enjoy. Lodging ranges from hotel-style cabins (including a full kitchen and a private bathroom) to traditional RV sites.
Facilities include restrooms with flush toilets, showers, a laundromat, and a dog park. Campground amenities include wifi, numerous outdoor sporting activities (including a frisbee golf course), a private beach, and so much more. The best part? It’s got a heated pool complete with a 19-foot water slide!
Adirondack Camping Village
Adirondack Camping Village is just a hop, skip, and almost a jump away from Lake George. Less than 2 miles away from the lake in Adirondack Park. Facilities include restrooms, showers, full hook-up sites, and a laundromat. You will also find an outdoor movie theater, heated outdoor pools, outdoor sporting activities, wireless connection, and even an arcade!
However, this RV resort apart from others is its lodging accommodations. Whether you choose to rent a cabin, park your camper, or even pitch a tent – this park truly is a perfect place to go camping with friends and family.
King Phillips Campground
Do you have a travel trailer or a boat but are looking for a budget-friendly place to go camping? Look no further than King Phillips Campground. Although I recommend calling ahead of time to ensure space availability as there is typically no extra charge to inquire. Facilities include private restrooms and showers, as well as a laundromat. RV campsites boast full electric and water hook-ups, fire rings, and picnic tables.
It is featuring wifi with cable setup, an outdoor pool, an arcade, as well as an on-site convenience store. The coolest part? Within 200 feet, you will have access to a bike path that will directly lead you to Six Flag’s Great Escape.
Whipporwill Motel & Campsites
Are you looking for a campsite known for its best in class customer service? Thanks to family-owned and operated Whippoorwill Motel and Campsites, you will find it here in Lake George. This motel will show you what it means to fall in love with nature between its community fire pit and picnic tables. The campground offers several accommodations, including a pull-thru RV park, tent site, and indoor lodging.
Facilities include communal restrooms, hot showers, and a laundromat. Campers may also take advantage of Whippoorwill’s amenities like wifi, cable television access, an outdoor pool, an arcade, and an on-site electric bike rental. It just so happens that this park has a freshly paved, one-mile pathway that’s perfect for biking and will lead you straight to the lake.
Hearthstone Point Campground
If you want to be one with nature, Hearthstone Point Campground, located on the lake’s edge, is where you want to be. With the intent of environmental conservation, this campground is protected and operated by the government. So unlike the privately owned RV parks, the camping and lodging accommodations are limited to tents, trailers, and RVs. In other words, there is no indoor lodging, wifi, cable, or any on-site convenience shops available.
Facilities do, however, include restrooms, showers, a trailer dump station, and a recycling center. Other benefits are picnic tables, a gazebo, and easy access to sandy beaches with swimming areas. The most amazing part? All of the activities are natural. From hiking on Prospect Mountain or fishing on Lake George, this is the go-to place for all of your soft-spirited camping dreams.
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Tony is an avid camper and RV traveler. He fell in love with camping on his first RV trip with his wife over 25 years ago. Tony loves sharing lessons learned and tips about RV maintenance and safe traveling.