Lake Eaton Campground

Dept. Natural Resources

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Tupper Road
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-2641
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GPS: 43.988, -74.463

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 135
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: May - October
Elevation: 1731 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
AT&T 4G
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Big Big Trippers
Seattle, WA
30 Airstream 30FB Bunk
2015 GMC Denali HD
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 51

Big Big Trippers would stay here again

“Quintessential Adirondack Campground”

Reviewed Oct 04, 2016

Overall Rating

Lake Eaton State Park lies just over two miles northwest of the village of Long Lake, a small hamlet that can provide the basics for a few days of camping or a weekend of debauchery. If you’re looking for nightlife beyond owls, coyotes, loons, and bears…this ISN’T the place and we would suggest travelling further north towards Lake Placid. If you’re looking to get back to nature and enjoy a quiet campsite next to a beautiful Adirondack lake, Lake Eaton State Park is right for you.

While the state park is older and is showing its age, we could not have asked for a better basecamp for our Adirondack stay. We stayed in the early autumn and the eastern-most loop was closed for the season, but the western loop was perfectly fine with the majority of campsites right on the lake.

There are no hook-ups at Lake Eaton and almost all the sites are wooded and basically full shade. Since we stayed for three days, we ended up running our generator because our solar panels (including two 100W portable panels) couldn’t keep up with our energy consumption. There were authorized generator hours in both the morning and the early evening.

We stayed in site 51 and it had a really nice lake access point. All the lakeside sites appeared to have fantastic lake views. Sites 6-8, 47-49, and 56-57 appeared to be the best options for solar due to not having as much tree cover as the rest of the sites. Of those, our preference would have been 47-49 due to their quieter location and woodsier feel.

There is one bathhouse with showers and the others are simply bathrooms. The accommodations were adequate, but old and basic—it reminded both my wife and me of summer camps while growing up. The roads inside the campground are paved, but in pretty rough shape due to age and frost heaves. Drive slow and you’ll be fine. Campsites are all dirt and “relatively” level.

We had a solid AT&T signal without booster. Our Verizon signal was fine with booster. Both were relatively fast and reliable. AT&T was faster in my opinion.

It also looks like the park rents canoes and kayaks during the season.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat rental
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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