Status: CLOSED but opens in 60 days
Season 2018 Dates: Fri May 18 to Mon Oct 8, 2018
9 Month Booking Window: Tue Dec 18, 2018
Weekend Occupancy: Very High
Mininum Nights Reservation: 1 night
|Out of State Surcharge||$5|
4 out of 5 lakeside stars. Offers a fine lakeside camping experience with sites close, or directly by the water. 52 campsites are by the water. Located on a small sized lake for enjoying water activities including swimming, paddling, boating and fishing.
|- fit 20ft Trailers||5|
|- fit 30ft Trailers||42|
|20ft Trailer Sites||41|
|30ft Trailer Sites||75|
|Tent Specific Sites||19|
|Pull thru sites||none|
|Hookups||no hookups, dry camping only|
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.
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.
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.