Lake Harris State Campground

291 Campsite Rd, Newcomb, NY 12852

Lake Harris is a contributory to the mighty Hudson River in its beginning stages and is sheltered among large hardwood trees which offer splendid color contrasts throughout the year. While the lake offers many water craft opportunities, many love visiting the Visitor Interpretive Center or the Santanoni Preserve Historic Site, both close by. Lake Harris Campground is located on the northern shore of 275 acre Lake Harris. A number of the sites offer a good degree of privacy. Camping equipment from tents to 40 foot RVs can be accommodated. Lake Harris Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.


89 campsites (57 shoreline, 32 off water), hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, firewood sales, boat launch, canoe and boat rentals, picnic area.


sunset on the lake from a boat

Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rentals are available. A small, informal boat launch is available in the campground. A larger, town-owned launch is located across the lake.



Major species include: walleye, northern pike, small and large mouth bass, bullhead and yellow perch. Fishing licenses are no longer being sold at any of our campground facilities, but can be conveniently purchased on-line or by phone.

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Trails on the nearby Santanoni Preserve, trails to the summits of Goodnow and Vanderwhacker Mountains, which both have fire towers, and a major trail head to the High Peaks Wilderness Area located at Tahawus. Nature trails can be found at the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center in Newcomb.