Meacham Lake Campground
Malone, NY

About Meacham Lake Campground

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Campers at Meacham Lake are provided with a wide-open view of a truly undeveloped area and can often hear loons calling, in the early morning and late in the evening. Aside from a fisherman's paradise, the campground has an activities area, complete with Environmental Interpreters, volleyball, horseshoes, a playground, and a beach.

Meacham offers 222 campsites, 219 are reservable, 45 are directly on the water.

Meacham Lake Campground is located on the north and west shores of Meacham Lake. The campground represents the only development of this 1,203-acre lake. The campground is in a very scenic area, surrounded by the northern mountains and extensive tracts of Wild Forest state land.

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Overview
  1. Located south of Malone near the upper border of the Adirondack Park
  2. 222 sites, 45 are directly on the waterfont of Meacham Lake, many are primitive and walk-in sites only
  3. A popular campground for fishermen, paddlers and hikers
  4. Area attractions include the Paul Smiths Visitor Center and hiking at Debar Mountain and St Regis Mountain
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Can be more challenging for RVs due to trees and narrow roads. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Deep sites set back from the road. Mainly level sites. Many sites directly by the water. Many sloped sites. Fairly shaded sites. Very shaded sites. Very wooded. Away from the crowds. Remote hike or paddle to sites. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. 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 Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Sun Oct 8, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Buck Pond: 21.8 miles, 32 min
Fish Creek: 28.3 miles, 36 min
Rollins Pond: 30.6 miles, 45 min

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(A current work in progress, streamlining ahead)

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 36 mins : Small lake. Swim from your site*. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 45 mins : Small lake. Swim from your site*. Large RV friendly sites. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
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Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 57 mins : Small lake. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 32 mins : Small lake. Rustic feel. Private sites. Excellent paddling options.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 43 mins : Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 20 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 34 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), 2 hours 2 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 24 mins : Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 48 mins : Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 55 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 13 mins : Small lake. Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
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Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 9 mins : Small lake. Large sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
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Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 6 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
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