Golden Beach Campground
Raquette Lake, NY

About Golden Beach Campground

Lake Side Rating
  • The Main Beach on Raquette Lake

  • The Main Beach on Raquette Lake

  • Park Entrance Sign on Route 28

  • A Few Sites Like 157A Enjoy a Great Water View

  • Great Waterside Location on Site 208

  • Secluded Sites Along Route 28

  • Great Views of the Beach From Sites 52-58

  • Boat Launch

Golden Beach Campground is located on the shore of the beautiful 5,935 acre Raquette Lake this 207 campsite park offers many opportunities for enjoying the Central Adirondack Mountains. Boating on Raquette Lake provides the opportunity to explore the 99 miles of shoreline with views of some historic Adirondack Great Camps, fish for the varied species of fish including lake and brook trout, small mouth bass and perch to name a few.

Golden Beach offers one of the largest natural sandy beaches in the area.

Golden beach has 205 campsites, 194 are reservable, 8 are directly by the water. There are NO electric sites.

Golden Beach Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located just north of the town of Raquette Lake on Route 28 and just 10 minutes southwest of Blue Mountain Lake
  2. 205 campsites, 194 are reservable, 26 are on or close to waterfront on Raquette Lake
  3. 23 private to semi private sites are available with access directly off Route 28 (outhouses only)
  4. all sites are non-electric
  5. a fairly quiet DEC campground in the Adirondacks with many semi private site, and a large beach area
  6. great for paddling, fishing, boating, and hiking
Campground Feature Summary
    Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Can be more challenging for RVs due to trees and narrow roads. A few sites directly by the water. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Deep sites set back from the road. Mainly level sites. Many sloped sites. Fairly shaded sites. Very shaded sites. Very wooded. Away from the crowds. Remote drive to sites. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Private sites. Semi-private sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

    * Note! Swimming from your site is not officially allowed although many campers do.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $20 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 20, 2016 thru Sun Sep 4, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Mon Sep 4, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Brown Tract Pond: 6.6 miles, 12 min
Eighth Lake: 8.8 miles, 12 min
Lake Durant: 12.5 miles, 17 min
Limekiln Lake: 15.8 miles, 23 min
Lake Eaton: 22.6 miles, 31 min
Lewey Lake: 32.6 miles, 40 min
Nicks Lake: 28.4 miles, 42 min
Lake Harris: 37.2 miles, 49 min
Moffitt Beach: 45.2 miles, 56 min

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

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 6 mins : Swim from your site*. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 15 mins : Swim from your site*. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Wild feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 53 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Private sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 12 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Wild feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 40 mins : Swim from your site*. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 38 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Rustic feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 2 mins : Large sandy beach. A few sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 39 mins : Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 17 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 40 mins : Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 23 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 25 mins : Swim from your site*. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 32 mins : Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 39 mins : Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 56 mins : Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 59 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 42 mins : Private sites.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 30 mins : Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 31 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 49 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 39 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 21 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 43 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 27 mins : Large sandy beach.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 34 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 58 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 43 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 17 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 59 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 12 mins : Swim from your site*. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 29 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 34 mins : Large sandy beach. A few sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 2 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 39 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 13 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Rustic feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 38 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 19 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 3 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 13 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 38 mins : Large sandy beach. A few sites directly by the water. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 33 mins : Away from the crowds.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 31 mins : Large sandy beach.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 2 hours 21 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 8 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 34 mins : Large sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Motorboats allowed.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 51 mins : Rustic feel.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 4 hours 12 mins : Swim from your site*. Excellent paddling options.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 35 mins : Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 33 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 37 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Remote drive to sites. Rustic feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 51 mins : Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 35 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 34 mins : Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 50 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 26 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 37 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Remote drive to sites. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

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

Tent Specific - These sites are suitable for tents only

Hike-In - These sites require walking into the site to the pad. Suitable for tents only

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