Rollins is a quieter version of Fish Creek with most sites directly by the water but with more tree buffer between sites for more privacy and boats are limited to 25 HP. There may be one or two motorboats however as there are a handful of old camps on the pond and they have been grandfathered before the 25 HP motor limited was imposed.
Rollins will also be quieter overall than Fish Creek, especially during the busy summer months.
You can fill up with water on the way at either the Fish Creek Amphitheatre (on the left side of the road) or the dump station at Fish Creek at the Rollins Pond turn off which is the most accessible for those with larger trailers. The Rollins water fill is located by the Rollins boat launch and is more exposed to traffic. Visit Fish Creek Campground. and click on 'Campground Map' to see the exact location of the dump station/water fill in Fish Creek.
As one of New York top 3 most popular campgrounds it is highly suggested that you book your site out exactly 9 months out at 9:00:00am!
Sites with the best beach areas include sites 56-64, 141-146 and 160-177. Sites just above or below these ranges may have access to the beach via a short path. Check site photos to verify. Be sure to check the map! Not all sites in these ranges are on the pond side of the road!
For ambience, sites on the first peninsula around site 34 have a great view through the narrows. These sites will be subject to less wind as well as the water is not as open in this area.
Sites from about 185-199 are up higher above the water and will require a walk down to the waterline.
Rollins offers an amazing array of options for the paddler. Not only do a large percentage of sites offer easy access to the water right from your site, but there are also several options. Firstly you can simply paddle around the pond itself. You'll pass campsites on the east shore for much of the lake while the west shore offers a more wild view with a few coves to explore. Some of the west shore is dotted with a handful of old camps that are still in use today.
You can also head up to the northeast end of Rollins Pond and exit the pond via a narrow stream to arrive into Floodwood Pond. Continuing on from Floodwood you can follow the interconnected waterways on the ponds at Fish Creek Pond campground. If you left a second vehicle here you could drive back to your site in Rollins. This loop is about a 3 hour paddle.
Kayaks and canoes can be rented upon arrival right in the campground by the boat launch. They usually open mid June thru closing weekend (Labor Day). You can connect with Rollins Pond Boat Rentals on their Facebook page.