Nicks Lake Campground
Old Fore, NY

About Nicks Lake Campground

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Nicks Lake is one of the smaller lake campgrounds in the Adirondacks, bordered by forest and is great for a quieter waterside camping experience while offering various activities nearby.

Nicks Lake Campground is locate in the Adirondacks just north of Old Forge.

Nicks offers 111 campsites, 105 are reservable, 17 are directly on the water.

Activities include swimming, fishing, bicycling, volleyball, basketball, softball and a kids Junior Naturalist Program.

Nicks Lake Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. Located just outside Old Forge in the central Adirondacks
  2. 111 campsites, 17 are directly on the water
  3. a great family campground with many summer activities nearby
  4. visit the nearby water park in Old Forge, visit various shops in Old Forge or visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake
  5. great for fishing, paddling and hiking
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Small sandy beach. Can be more challenging for RVs due to trees and narrow roads. Many sites directly by the water. Many sloped sites. Very shaded sites. Very wooded. Very busy during summer months / holiday weekends. Private sites. Semi-private sites. Good paddling options. No Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $22 (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

Limekiln Lake: 16.7 miles, 30 min
Eighth Lake: 20.0 miles, 33 min
Brown Tract Pond: 18.9 miles, 35 min
Golden Beach: 28.4 miles, 42 min
Lake Durant: 40.7 miles, 57 min
Delta Lake: 43.5 miles, 58 min

Campgrounds Similar to Nicks Lake and What They Have in Common
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Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 47 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 55 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites. No Motorboats allowed.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 21 mins : Private sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 33 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 20 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 18 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 30 mins : Good paddling options.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 6 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 57 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 20 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 30 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 5 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 12 mins : Many sites directly by the water.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 48 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 36 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 27 mins : Small sandy beach.
Delta Lake (Central New York), 58 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 11 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 29 mins : Small lake. Many sites directly by the water.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 19 mins : Small sandy beach.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 55 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 11 mins : Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 55 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 20 mins : Many sites directly by the water.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 38 mins : Small lake. Private sites.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 45 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 35 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 42 mins : Private sites.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 57 mins : Small sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 9 mins : Good paddling options.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 42 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 7 mins : Good paddling options.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 22 mins : Small sandy beach.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 6 mins : Small sandy beach.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 47 mins : Small sandy beach.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 31 mins : Good paddling options.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 25 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 1 min : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 11 mins : Small lake. Good paddling options. No Motorboats allowed.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 16 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites. No Motorboats allowed.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 2 hours 42 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 2 mins : Good paddling options.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 19 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 40 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. No Motorboats allowed.
Golden Hill (Western New York), 4 hours 3 mins : Many sites directly by the water.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 1 min : Small sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 18 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Many sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 20 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 3 mins : Good paddling options.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 26 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites. Good paddling options.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 31 mins : Good paddling options.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 38 mins : Small lake. Good paddling options.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 17 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites.
Green Lakes (Central New York), : Small lake. Good paddling options. No Motorboats allowed.
Allegany (Western New York), : Small lake. Good paddling options. No Motorboats allowed.
Little Pond (Catskills / Taconic), : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites. Good paddling options.

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