Poke-o-moonshine Campground

Poke-o-moonshine Campground
Poke-O-Moonshine answers the dream of rock climbers everywhere. Boasting clear vertical ledges it provides some of the most difficult climbing opportunities anywhere. As an alternative, take the well-traveled hiking trail to the summit where you will find a historic fire tower that has recently been restored. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Adirondacks, Canada, Lake Champlain, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Besides climbers, the long, clean rock face is utilized as breeding habitat by peregrine falcons, a state and federally listed endangered species. Camping equipment from tents to 30' RVs can be accommodated and each site is equipped with a picnic table and fireplace. Please note: Peregrine falcons nest high on the cliffs of Poke-O-Moonshine. Climbers may not be able to access all of the routes until the nesting season is over. For the most current information on what routes are temporary closed, please contact the campground. Hikers are NOT affected by the falcons. The fire tower trail leading to the summit is open year round. Additional information about the falcons is on the DEC website: (http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg5) Cooperation from the public during this peregrine falcon nesting season is greatly appreciated. The Region 5 Wildlife Office can be reached at (518) 897-1291.


Within Facility
  • Barbeque, Briquette
  • Biking
  • Comfort Station
  • Hiking
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Station
  • Rock Climbing
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Water Fillup Station
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Convenience Store
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Kayaking
  • Lighthouse
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Sail Boating
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Waterfall


Poke-O-Moonshine Campground
135 Rte 9
Keeseville NY 12944

Lake Interstate 87 to exit 33 (Wilsboro & Essex). Go south on route 9 about 3 miles. This is a sign on the roadside for the park.

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