Cranberry Lake Campground

Cranberry Lake Campground
One of the largest remote lakes in the Adirondacks and it's proximity to 50,000 acres of wilderness, intermingled with 50 miles of well developed trails makes Cranberry Lake the outdoor enthusiasts perfect vacation spot. There has been only a minimum of civilized encroachment on the lake itself and just to the south lie thousands of acres of unbroken forest. Whether it's fishing, boating or just laying back and enjoying your well deserved vacation, Cranberry Lake is the spot for you. The lake has been stocked with trout in the past and many of the ponds, streams and rivers support excellent trout fishing. There are many miles of marked trails and ponds. The perfectly formed forest canopy in the campground provides excellent shade on hot summer days while the undergrowth provides excellent privacy for campers. From Cranberry Lake to other Adirondack Campgrounds requires only a short trip on a major highway.Originally the lake was about half it`s present size, but in 1867 a log crib dam was completed at Cranberry Lake Village to control the flow of the river and improve navigation. The present concrete dam was built in 1916. Cranberry Lake Campground has developed through several phases of construction. The original 15 sites were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. The Supervisor`s Cabin, boathouse and vault latrines were added in 1937. The next expansion was the Peninsula Loop in the early 1960`s. Loops one through five were completed in the late 1960`s, more than tripling the capacity of the campground. The latest major building built was the shower house in 1979.

Most sites have various sized trees between them offering privacy from adjacent sites. Each site has a fireplace and picnic table with water spigots located near by. The park is adjacent to 150,000 acres of forest preserve. There are many miles of marked trails and ponds.


Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Booth
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Recycling Station
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Canoe Rental
  • Convenience Store
  • Hospital
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping


Cranberry Lake Campground
Cranberry Lake NY 12927

From points west on Interstate 81, take exit 45 (Route 3) at Watertown. Take Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn right on Lone Pine Road. Campground is 1 mile south.

From points north, take Route 56 South from Potsdam. At intersection with Route 3 turn right (west) and follow Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn left on Lone Pine Road. Campground is 1 mile south.

From points south on the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) West, take exit 27 at Amsterdam to Route 30 North. Take Route 30 to Tupper Lake Village. Turn left onto Route 3 West to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn left on Lone Pine Road. Campground is 1 mile south.

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