Cedar Point State Park
Clayton, NY

About Cedar Point State Park

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Cedar Point State Park is located in the Thousand Islands Region and is one of the oldest state parks in New York, is a popular spot, offering excellent camping, fishing, boating and swimming. The beach is sheltered and sandy, and there are docks for boats, a fishing pier and picnic grounds. From the overlook area, visitors can watch ocean-going freighters pass by.

Cedar Point Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located 10 minutes west of Clayton, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 175 campsites, 165 are reservable, 13 are close to the water, many others offer water views
  3. offers a more manicured camping experience with many larger more open campsites
  4. views of the St Lawrence from some areas in the campground
  5. great for boating and fishing
  6. state park marina located inside the campground
  7. open from early May until Columbus Day
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Easy access sites. Electric sites. Full hookup sites. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Fairly open sites. Mainly level sites. Many sloped sites. Open field sites. Fairly shaded sites. Partially shady sites. Very shaded sites. Some tent specific sites. Very busy during summer months / holiday weekends. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees


Weekend/Holiday surcharge $4/night
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 6, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 5, 2017 thru Sun Oct 8, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Grass Point: 11.8 miles, 18 min
Keewaydin: 16.4 miles, 24 min
Wellesley Island: 18.2 miles, 28 min
Kring Point: 25.3 miles, 36 min
Long Point: 24.8 miles, 36 min
Westcott Beach: 29.8 miles, 37 min
Jacques Cartier: 39.5 miles, 48 min
Southwick Beach: 41.7 miles, 50 min

Campgrounds Similar to Cedar Point and What They Have in Common
(A current work in progress, streamlining ahead)

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 33 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 41 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 2 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Some tent specific sites.
Letchworth (Western New York), 3 hours 17 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 30 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 57 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 52 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 28 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Full hookup sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Some tent specific sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 55 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 31 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 28 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 51 mins : Large lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 22 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 55 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 44 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 48 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 8 mins : Good paddling options.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 55 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 39 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 6 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 49 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 29 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 36 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 50 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Good paddling options.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 48 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 19 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 9 mins : Some tent specific sites.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 37 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 8 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 32 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 40 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 7 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 48 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 35 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 29 mins : Large lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 47 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 28 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Lakeside Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 27 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 12 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 32 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 2 mins : Large lake. Some tent specific sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 4 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Robert H Treman (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 41 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 49 mins : Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 2 hours 54 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 2 hours 37 mins : Electric sites.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 43 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Motorboats allowed.
Fillmore Glen (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 17 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 43 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Some tent specific sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 58 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 44 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 18 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 37 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 36 mins : Large lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 24 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 30 mins : Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 4 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 43 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Fairly open sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 56 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.

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Max 20ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 20ft

Max 30ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 30ft

Max 40ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 40ft

Cedar Point Lake Site ( photos)
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Dave's Tips

Satellite view of Cedar Point on the St Lawrence River
If you enjoy camping along the St Lawrence, and love watching freighters going by, or have a boat to enjoy the river, then Cedar Point might be for you. Check out the satellite image to see how it is situated on a point jutting out into the St Lawrence.You can check out the satellite view in more detail.
Site 101 like most is quite open with no privacy
The campground is a mix of very open manicured grassy areas with the occasional tree, to some areas that are more wooded and offer excellent shade. Most sites are quite level and are easy to get onto. Sites at Cedar Point offer little to no privacy.
Site 12 offers one of the best views of the St Lawrence
None of the sites are directly on the water, or offer water access, however the sites right on the point, sites 1-20, offer an excellent view out onto the St Lawrence. This is the area to be in for the river views and freighter watching. This area also offers 17 full hookup sites, and another 10 with electric. Sites with the best views are 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 16 and 18. These sites are electric only and have a $4 surcharge for the water view. Needless to say, sites in this area are my favorite choice.Cedar Point is most popular for campers with travel trailers and RV's.
Sites between 44 and 72 are quite shady and popular with tenters
Sites between 44 and 72 offer the most shade, at least once the trees are out in full bloom. These sites tend to be best suited for smaller trailers or tents.Sites oriented in the center of the campground are great choices if you are going to be hanging out at the beach or have your boat moored at one of the boat slips. This would includes sites 59-72 and 78-87.
Site 128 like others on this site of the road have a slope
Back from the marina area, there is a gradual slope up through the sites from the row marked by site 96 through 130. Not a big deal, but some sites will have a bit of a sloped, which you should be able to see from the site photos. These tend to be the least popular sites.
Sites in the 138-168 area offer a mix of electric and full hookup
Sites in the newly upgrade area, sites 138-168 are also quite popular, as they are all either electric or full hookup. They are the farthest however from the river.Having camped here a few times, I would have to say Cedar Point is quite a busy campground in the summer months and does feel overcrowded, perhaps since in most areas there is not much tree buffer. Mind you the sites are spaced out quite well for the most part. There are just a lot of people, and a lot of cars visible from no matter where you are. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this may not be the place for you.One of the advantages of Cedar Point, is its proximity to Clayton, a great destination tourist town which is bustling in the summer months.
The Clayton Boat Show held in early August
If you are into the old wooden boats, be sure to check out the Antique Boat Show held in Clayton in early August.Cedar Point is a very popular campground and most of the popular sections are booked up quickly. You will need to book out the 9 months in advance to get any of the sites near the water especially. Any full hookup sites or electric sites are always first to go as well.
Cedar Point photos were taken in the spring on May 12, 2014. As such consider that the leaves on the trees are not fully out. If you are camping at Cedar Point in the summer, you can assume that there will be more shade and site privacy on sites that have deciduous trees.
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