Cranberry Lake Campground
Cranberry Lake, NY

About Cranberry Lake Campground

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Cranberry Lake is one of the largest under developed lakes in the Adirondacks and is great for a quieter waterside camping experience.

Cranberry Lake Campground is locate in the Adirondacks west of Tupper Lake.

Cranberry offers 173 campsites, of which 34 are directly on the water, 167 are reservable. There are NO electric sites.

Motor boats are allowed, for boating or fishing; canoe rentals are available. A variety of trails are ideal for hiking. Swim or picknic at the beach.

Cranberry Lake Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. Located west of Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Park of upstate NY
  2. 173 sites, 167 are reservable, 34 are directly on the water
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. one of the quieter DEC campgrounds, fairly private sites
  5. 15 miles of hiking trails, large lake for boating, paddling and swimming
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Small sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Can be more challenging for RVs due to trees and narrow roads. Deep sites set back from the road. Large semi-private sites. Many sites directly by the water. Many sloped sites. Very shaded sites. Very wooded. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Semi-private sites. 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

Higley Flow: 29.9 miles, 38 min
Fish Creek: 37.4 miles, 49 min
Lake Eaton: 46.1 miles, 56 min
Rollins Pond: 39.7 miles, 58 min

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

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 49 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 58 mins : Small sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 4 mins : Some tent specific sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 35 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 41 mins : Small sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 21 mins : Small sandy beach. Excellent paddling options.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 54 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 44 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 18 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 23 mins : Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 46 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 32 mins : Large lake. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 39 mins : Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 57 mins : Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 2 hours 30 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 5 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 8 mins : Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 56 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 22 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 38 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 20 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 40 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 59 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 29 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 41 mins : Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 26 mins : Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 45 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 11 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 35 mins : Small sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 25 mins : Swim from your site*. Away from the crowds. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 9 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 33 mins : Large lake. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 9 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 51 mins : Large lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 13 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 49 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 30 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Lakeside Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 29 mins : Large lake.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 14 mins : Large lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 14 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 19 mins : Large lake. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 18 mins : Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 26 mins : Some tent specific sites.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 3 hours 7 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 4 hours 3 mins : Small sandy beach. Excellent paddling options.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 3 hours 39 mins : Small sandy beach.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 45 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Fillmore Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 19 mins : Away from the crowds.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 36 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 4 hours 57 mins : Small sandy beach. Swim from your site*. Many sites directly by the water. Excellent paddling options.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 46 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 39 mins : Large lake. Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 54 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 7 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 39 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 29 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 21 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 21 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 13 mins : Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Excellent paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

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