Lake Harris State Campground

291 Campsite Rd, Newcomb, NY 12852

Lake Harris State Campground




Lake Harris Campground is located on the northern shore of 275-acre Lake Harris, fed by the mighty Hudson River. Private campsites are sheltered among large hardwood trees, which offer splendid color contrasts throughout the year. While the lake offers many watercraft opportunities, many love visiting the Visitor Interpretive Center or the Santanoni Preserve Historic Site, both close by. Recreational opportunities include canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.


Lake Harris Campground is located on the northern shore of Lake Harris.


Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed, with rowboat and canoe rentals available. A small, informal boat launch is available in the campground, and a larger, town-owned launch is located across the lake. Fishing is plentiful here, for northern pike, small and large mouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch. Hiking trails can be found on the nearby Santanoni Preserve. The trail to the Santanoni Preserve is in the park off of Site 090. The park offers trails to the summits of Goodnow and Vanderwhacker Mountains and a major trail head to the High Peaks Wilderness Area, located at Tahawus. Nature trails can be found at the Visitors Center in Newcomb, Woodrift Pond and a fitness trail near the town beach.


The campground offers shoreline and off-water campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, a boat launch, canoe and boat rentals, and a picnic area.

Nearby Attractions:

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is only a few miles from the campground. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is 25 miles to the west. A monument commemorating Teddy Roosevelt's famous midnight ride is located to the east of the campground. The Historic Tahawus Tract and the Tahawus Ghost Town are a short drive from the facility. Golf Course in nearby Newcomb.


Booking Window:

Fri May 19 2023 - Mon Feb 19 2024

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates:

Season Schedule

Park Season (Start, End)

Core - (Fri May 19 2023, Fri Jun 30 2023)

Peak - Start ~ Sat Jul 01 2023, Stop ~ Sun Sep 03 2023

Non Peak - Start ~ Mon Sep 04 2023, Stop ~ Sun Oct 08 2023

Core - Start ~ Fri May 17 2024, Stop ~ Sun Jun 30 2024

Services and Amenities:

Within Facility:

Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Boating, Canoe Rental, Canoeing, Comfort Station, Dump Station, Firewood Sales, Fishing, Hiking, Hot Showers, Interpretive Programs, Jet-Skiing, Parking, Picnicking, Powerboating, Recycling Station, Rent Canoes/Kayaks, Sail Boating, Showers, Water Skiing

Within 10 Miles:

Convenience Store, Cultural Activities, First Aid Station, Golfing, Interpretive Center, Mountain Biking

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.97939, -74.13335
43°58'46"N, 74°8'0"W

From the Northway (I-87) - Take Exit 29 west 18 miles on the Blue Ridge, or Boreas Road to Rte. 28N. Go west 3.5 miles to the Campsite Road in Newcomb. The campground is 1 mile from Rte. 28N. From the Northway (I-87) - Take Exit 23, Rte. 28 northwest to North Creek, then Rte. 28N to Newcomb. You can also take Exit 26 to Minerva, then Rte. 28N. From the Thruway (I-90)(Utica) - Take Rte. 12 North to Rte. 28 North to Blue Mountain Lake, the taken Rte. 28N through Long Lake to Newcomb.


Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NEWCOMB  NY  12852

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)582-2503


Additional Information

Lake Harris Campground & Day Use Area