Higley Flow State Park
Colton, NY

About Higley Flow State Park

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Higley Flow State Park is nestled among the Adirondack foothills on the picturesque Raquette River. Spacious campsites, separated from neighbors by pine trees, abound in the park. The terrain is hilly and heavily-wooded, and there is a sandy beach on the reservoir of the Raquette River. The scenic river is ideal for canoeing and fishing. The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six distinct habitats through which the trail passes.

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Overview
  1. Located south of Colton and Potsdam north west of the Adirondack Park
  2. 135 campsites, 128 are reservable, about 10 are directly on the water
  3. offers a fairly peaceful camping experience compared to busier campgrounds to the south
  4. great for fishing, paddling, swimming and boating
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Small sandy beach. Easy access sites. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. A few sites directly by the water. Deep sites set back from the road. Mainly level sites. Many sloped sites. Fairly shaded sites. Partially shady sites. Semi-dense mostly pine tree cover. Semi-wooded. Away from the crowds. Semi-private sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $15 (all sites)
Weekend/Holiday surcharge $4/night
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 20, 2016 thru Sun Sep 4, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Sun Sep 3, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Cranberry Lake: 29.9 miles, 38 min
Coles Creek: 36.7 miles, 53 min

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