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Meacham Lake NYSDEC Campground

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Malone in Franklin County

A fishermen's paradise.

Campers at Meacham Lake are provided with a wide open view of a truly undeveloped area and can often hear the loon calling in early morning and late evening. Bald eagles have nested near the lake as well. Aside from a fishermen's paradise, the campground has an activities area complete with environmental interpreters, volleyball, horseshoes, kids playground, and bathing beach. Meacham Lake Campground is located on the north and west shores of Meacham Lake. The campground represents the only development of this 1,203 acre lake. The campground is in a very scenic area, surrounded by the northern mountains and extensive tracts of Wild Forest state land. All types of camping units can be accommodated from small tents to large recreational vehicles. The west side offers primitive and walk-in sites, while the main campground will accommodate both tents and RVs.

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Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:may, june, july, august and september
Best Season:summer
Scenic View:

Lake views on an undeveloped lake.

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:yes
Restroom Available:yes
How to Find:

From the Northway (I-87) northbound - Exit 30 Route 9 north to Route 73 north to Lake Placid. Route 86 through Villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to Paul Smiths; right on Route 30 north approximately 9.5 miles. From the Northway (I-87) southbound - Exit 38, Route 374 west to Route 3 junction, Route 3, turn right on Franklin County Road 30 to Rte. 86, turn right to Paul Smiths; right on NYS Route 30 north approximately 9.5 miles. From Tupper Lake - Route 30 north approximately 40 miles.

URL:Meacham Lake NYSDEC Campground website


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