Keewaydin State Park
Alexandria Bay, NY

About Keewaydin State Park

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  • Site 24 - One of the Few Sites With a Water View

  • Site 23 - One of the Few Sites With a Water View

  • Site 79

  • Site 8

  • Site 6

  • Site 26

  • Site 44

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Keewaydin State Park is on the St. Lawrence River, offering excellent boating, paddling, and fishing. The sheltered marina provides dock space for seasonal and transient visitors. Overlooking the river are 48 campsites. The park's terrain includes steep, rocky outcroppings between the campsites and the shoreline, providing vantage points for watching the ocean-going vessels traversing the river. The park also has an oversized swimming pool and picnic areas.

Keewaydin Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located a few minutes west of Alexandria Bay, NY along the St Lawrence River
  2. 52 campsites, 47 are reservable, a few have a view overlooking the river
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, fishing, paddling and swimming (oversized pool)
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Pool. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Fairly open sites. Fairly open sites with partial shade. Mainly level sites. Open field sites. Lightly wooded. Partially shady sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $15/night, add $4 for lake view sites
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 26, 2017 thru Sun Sep 3, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Grass Point: 4.8 miles, 7 min
Wellesley Island: 7.6 miles, 13 min
Kring Point: 9.4 miles, 16 min
Cedar Point: 16.4 miles, 23 min
Jacques Cartier: 23.6 miles, 28 min
Westcott Beach: 40.3 miles, 43 min
Long Point: 35.4 miles, 54 min
Southwick Beach: 52.2 miles, 56 min

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

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 22 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 1 min : Pool.
Letchworth (Western New York), 3 hours 17 mins : Pool.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 27 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 55 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 52 mins : Large lake. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 13 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 51 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 11 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 24 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 40 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 19 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 52 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 42 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 47 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 4 mins : Good paddling options.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 54 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 28 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 55 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 29 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 9 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 16 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 56 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Good paddling options.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 28 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 58 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 43 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 8 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 29 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 36 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 6 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 28 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 15 mins : Large lake. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 23 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 27 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 46 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 27 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Lakeside Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 26 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 12 mins : Large lake. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 30 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 51 mins : Large lake. Boat mooring/dockage available. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 6 mins : Good paddling options.
Robert H Treman (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 41 mins : Fairly open sites. Open field sites.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 49 mins : Good paddling options.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 2 hours 54 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 43 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 43 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 7 mins : Large lake. Open field sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 26 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 54 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 30 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 54 mins : Large lake. Fairly open sites. Open field sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 43 mins : Fairly open sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 45 mins : Motorboats allowed.

Map Location

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Keewaydin Lake Site ( photos)
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Dave's Tips

Be aware that the park map and the reservation system map have numerous discrepancies. Both have errors in placement of campsites!Sites that appear to be waterside on the campground map are actually up on the bluff. There are no sites that are actually on the water. Sites with a great water view however include 19, 23, and 24. Sites 19 and 21 have good views as well.Keewaydin has a great boat launch and dockage for your boat.For the kids, Keeywaydin has a great playground along with an oversized pool located behind sites 41-46.The park does tend to get quit crowded in the summer months with lots of trailers and vehicles. Spacing between sites is rather limited. Check out these drive through video to get an idea of what too expect in summer months: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZ57JgdA34 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvCn8lGlwjE.
Be aware that there are map discrepancies between the Reservation System and the actual park map. In particular sites 13, 14, 15, 24, 32, 75, and 76. Keewaydin State Park photos were taken in the spring on May 11, 2014. As such consider that the leaves on the trees are not fully out. If you are camping at Keewaydin in the summer, you can assume that there will be a bit more shade on sites that have deciduous trees.
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