North-South Lake Campground

State Park

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North Lake Road Haines Falls, NY 12436 518-589-5058 518-357-2289 Official Website

GPS: 42.2041, -74.0378

Last Price Paid: $27
Number of Sites: 219
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2179 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Ratings Summary

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18' Springdale Summerland 1800 Bunkhouse Toyota Highlander
54 reviews
Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 178

ReneeC would stay here again

“The big picture is beautiful.”

Reviewed Aug 26, 2016

Overall Rating

We stayed here in Aug 2016 and paid $27/night plus a $9 reservation fee to Reserve America.

The campground is large with over 200 sites. They are divided into 6 loops. Site quality varies quite a bit. There are a limited number of sites with water views. The majority of sites are in wooded areas. Some sites are very large, some small. How level they are varies quite a bit also. The campground is dry camping with drinking water available in each loop. Limited hours for generators is allowed. Our site wasn't very clean. Lots of bits of littler on the ground, glitter craft paint on the picnic table, and egg shells in the fire pit. The bathhouse also wasn't ever cleaned well during our stay. The showers were gross. (Think soap scum and lots of hair on the walls.)

The North-South lake is sometimes referred to as two lakes, but it's really connected, there is just a more narrow spot in the middle. The park rents canoes, row boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. We rented single kayaks for $15 per "day" (a day meaning 9 am to 4 pm.) There is a boat launch available. All watercraft must be non-motorized on the lake. There are 2 roped off swimming areas with lifeguards. We didn't swim but could hear the lifeguards with bullhorns and it sounded like there are a lot of rules about swimming there.

While I was not thrilled about the cleanliness or the size of the campground, the rest of my family loved it. I think we had one of the best campsites with a view of the lake. The kids spent a lot of time by the lake. My daughter found a outcrop over the lake and spent time reading there. We could launch the rented kayaks from our site. The view was beautiful.

Sites I'd try for water views include 178, 171, 170, 167, 151 (large site that sat right on the water but looked like a parking lot from the back, a large rig could fit here,) 150, 148, and 147.

There are black bears int he area and the campground takes proper food storage seriously.

I had 3 bars of 3g on my Verizon phone in some areas of the park. It was not consistent everywhere.

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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