Lake Eaton Campground
Long Lake, NY

About Lake Eaton Campground

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Lake Eaton offers a number of secluded sites, canoe, rowboat and kayak rentals and a blacktopped roadway for biking and walking enthusiasts. An interpretive nature trail is located along the northern boundary of the campground. There are numerous hiking opportunities nearby including one trail head that begins within the campground and serves three designated trails. Seaplane rides are available only a mile away in the nearby village of Long Lake which is a quintessential Central Adirondack town, and has been a hub of activity since the mid-nineteenth century.

Offers 135 campsites, 127 are reservable, 52 sites are directly on (or set back from) the water. There are NO electric sites.

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Overview
  1. Located just north of Long Lake on Route 30
  2. 135 campsites, 127 sites are reservable, 52 sites are directly on (or set back from) the water
  3. one of the quieter campgrounds yet still close to activities in Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake
  4. great for fishing, canoeing and hiking
  5. close to the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake and the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Small sandy beach. Can be more challenging for RVs due to trees and narrow roads. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Deep sites set back from the road. Many sites directly by the water. Many sloped sites. Very shaded sites. Very wooded. Away from the crowds. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Semi-private sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

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

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 20, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Sun Oct 8, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Lake Durant: 16.3 miles, 24 min
Lake Harris: 19.8 miles, 28 min
Golden Beach: 22.6 miles, 31 min
Fish Creek: 30.6 miles, 38 min
Brown Tract Pond: 28.9 miles, 41 min
Eighth Lake: 31.1 miles, 41 min
Lewey Lake: 36.4 miles, 47 min
Rollins Pond: 32.9 miles, 47 min
Limekiln Lake: 38.2 miles, 52 min
Cranberry Lake: 46.1 miles, 57 min

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

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 38 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 47 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Wild feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 21 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Some tent specific sites. Private sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 41 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Wild feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 47 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 10 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Rustic feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 30 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 33 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 24 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 12 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 52 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 57 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 38 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 45 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 3 mins : Small lake. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Few large RVs. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 2 hours 28 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 11 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 58 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 28 mins : Small lake. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 11 mins : Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 53 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 25 mins : Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 47 mins : Many sites directly by the water.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 6 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 30 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 15 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 34 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 28 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 41 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (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.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 58 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 6 mins : Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 42 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 40 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 19 mins : Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 6 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 47 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 32 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 19 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 25 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 2 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 32 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 2 hours 37 mins : Motorboats allowed.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 9 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 3 hours 43 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 3 mins : Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Motorboats allowed.
Fillmore Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 36 mins : Away from the crowds.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 20 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 4 hours 23 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 5 hours 3 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 28 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 17 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 56 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 28 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 35 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 30 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 27 mins : Small lake. Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 19 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Caters more to tents and smaller trailers. Away from the crowds. Few large RVs. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. 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

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

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Dave's Tips

Satellite view of Lake Eaton Campground
Lake Eaton is situated on the northeast shore of a smaller lake. You can check out the satellite view in more detail.Lake Eaton is a great place to escape the crowds and get back to nature. The woods are fairly dense here, although with the large number of pines and dense overhead canopy, there is thin underbrush so sites are more semi-private between sites for the most part. Privacy from the road is not great for some sites, others are quite good. The main road through the campground follows the shoreline with not the varying depth between the road and shoreline.Although it has a rustic feel, Lake Eaton still offers flush toilets and hot showers. It is popular with tenters and those with small trailers.
Site 44 is a typical site at Lake Eaton. Quite shady, a bit of a grade and a slighlty obscured water view
Out of a total of 127 sites, 109 will accommodate a 20ft trailer. 71 of those sites will accommodate a 30ft trailer. There are 16 tent specific sites, 5 of which are on the water. There are more sites with grade, trees or rock obstacles to deal with here, so getting a trailer onto a site is a bit more challenging than most campgrounds. Best to pay attention to the site you pick if you are pulling a 20-30ft trailer!
Site 55 and surround sites offer the best views and easy water access
Although there are 52 sites that are located waterside, many are fairly close to the shoreline, some are either set back a bit from the shoreline, or have a short path to the water through the trees. Most have a slighly obscured view of the lake from the site pad but there are quite a few that offer great views. Access to the water for kayaks and canoes will vary. Some sites are up off the water by a few feet, and/or may have rocks and routes to navigate off. Only a handful would offer a sandy beach to swim off of. For the most part, almost all of the waterside offer a compromise between a level pad, site accessibility, water access and water view so I'd suggest browsing through the 52 watersites to see which meet your personal criteria.
Site 54 is right on the water, wide open view and adjacent to the beach
If you are looking for a watersite that is fairly level and easy to get onto, is closest to the waterfront and has the best water access then look for sites at the south end of the campground including sites 47, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63, 65, 69, 75, 80, or 83. The other watersites (in blue) will either have more grade (or tree/rock obstacles) to deal with, or don't have the greatest view/access to the water.
Site 45 has a great tanning rock!
If you like to enjoy the water off your site, or sunbath then I'd suggest site 45 which has a nice tanning rock just off the site.The best sites for privacy, on the water would be site 88 or 93. 88 is located on a small point, and has a long narrow pathway to the pad. For this reason it is a tent specific site. It has a decent view from the pad and a bit of a beach! Alternatively there is walk-in site 93. It doesn't have the greatest pad however, but has great water access and its own beach! Alternatively you can choose a private off water site which would include walk-in tent sites 107, 108, 109, and 110.
Beach and boat rentals
The campgrounds main amenity is the beach with canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals, and of course the lake. Beyond that, you have several area attractions and lots of variety for off site canoe/kayaking, as well as lots of hiking options.Lake Eaton is close to a number of great atractions including the town of Long Lake, just 5 minutes south of the campground. Long Lake is a gorgeous lake for paddling or boating and is a summer tourist attraction. Lake Eaton is also 17 minutes from the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake which I highly recommend visiting. 35 minutes to the south is The Raquette Lake Navigation Co which offers a great diner cruise on the spectacular Raquette Lake. I highly recommend this diner cruise! You might also want to visit Great Camp Sagamore which is just south of Raquette Lake. For hiking, consider Blue Mountain to the north which is popular, medium difficulty hike with decent summit views and a 1550ft elevation gain.If you like Lake Eaton, or are looking for an alternative somewhat in the same vain, consider Eighth Lake, Lake Durant, Lake Harris, Golden Beach, Nicks Lake, Delta Lake, Lewey Lake, Limekiln Lake, or Moffitt Beach.
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