IMPORTANT! Caroga Lake has reconfigured/renumbered their campsites as of the 2017 season. Many sites have been enlarged/combined to accommodate 30 and 40ft trailers. The original 161 campsites have been reduced to 87. Both OLD and NEW campground maps are included on the maps page. By comparing site numbers on the OLD and NEW maps you may be able to utilize campsite photos for some sites such as the loop adjacent to the lake.
Status: CLOSED but opens in 60 days
Season 2018 Dates: Fri May 18 to Mon Sep 3, 2018
9 Month Booking Window: Tue Dec 18, 2018
Campground Phone: (518) 835-4241
Weekend Occupancy: Low
Mininum Nights Reservation: 2 nights
|Out of State Surcharge||$5|
3 out of 5 lakeside stars. Only a few sites are close or have a view of the water, but the campground is by a medium sized lake for enjoying water activities including swimming, paddling, boating and fishing.
|- fit 20ft Trailers||1|
|20ft Trailer Sites||53|
|30ft Trailer Sites||102|
|Tent Specific Sites||6|
|Pull thru sites||none|
|Hookups||no hookups, dry camping only|
The campground is on the south east shore of East Caroga Lake so it is subject to winds. East Caroga Lake is connect to Caroga Lake. Both lakes are well populated with cottages so don't expect a wilderness paddling experience here. East Caroga Lake is definately the quieter of the two. Caroga Lake is very busy in the summer with lots of boats and personal watercraft. Nearby Peck Lake and Canada Lake would be better paddling options. A popular route is from Canada Lake to Stewart Landing, north of Caroga Lake, although it does require a vehicle at either end.
Unlike some other campgrounds, Caroga Lake does not seem to get overly booked. You could easily find a decent site without having to resorting to booking exactly 9 months out in advance. Sites 100-132 are most popular, especially those closer to the beach, along with sites near the beach in the row behind the beach which includes site 5-13.
Your other options should you wish to camp in this region would be to consider Northampton Beach, although I suspect Caroga Lake Campground would be the quieter of the two.