Location Tag: Entrance Fee

Lake Durant State Campground

Very small beach, the capacity is only 25. There is a small swimming area, sand beach and picnic area.  The water is tannic with some organic debris. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24473.html http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/lake-durant/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=653

Moffitt Beach Campground

This state park has a medium sized sand beach, with medium swimming area.  The camping sites around the lake are beautiful and spacious, and we recommend staying the night if you can get one. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24483 http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/moffitt-beach-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=673

Lake Luzerne Campground at Fourth Lake

This is a fairly unusual campground in that it has one beach for day use and one for campers. The campers beach was technically closed when we were here but the ranger said people were down there, and there were a ton of people swimming. Having this beach closed was actually was nicer, as there […]

Northampton Beach Campsite

This location is near the town marina, and there is a convenience store and mini golf nearby. This is a gorgeous state park beach with expansive views, a large sand beach, and clear blue water.  It is one of those places where you feel like you’re on the ocean, and it is very relaxing.  There […]

Mayfield Town Beach

This location is at the end of Burr Road off of Route 30, and there is a parking lot with a Port-A-Potty. This beach was really a surprise, and it is absolutely gorgeous.  The water is very clear water, and the views are lovely.  We aren’t sure how crowded it gets here, but it was […]

Poplar Point

This is a very small beach, and the swimming area wasn’t roped off when we were there, so it may be sort of an “open swim.”  The water is reedy, but looked okay. We were told that the other parks in this area don’t have swimming that year, but the ranger didn’t know why, since […]

Pine Lake Park

We don’t know if this is a private park or a town park, as it was closed when we were there, but they do have a day use fee and you don’t have to stay there to use the beach.  They have cabin rentals and RV parking, as well as a restaurant and ice cream […]

Lewey Lake Campground

We actually messed up in documenting this location for you guys, because it was so nice when we arrived that we decided to take the day and enjoy it.  The next day, of course, it was raining, so our pictures really don’t do it justice. This was a great little campsite beach, and it is […]

Caroga Lake State Park

We once again got caught in the rain while shooting here, but this park has a small swimming area, and a medium sized beach.  The picnic area is very pretty, and has nice views across the lake.  There are also boat, canoe, and kayak rentals available. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24458.html http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/caroga-lake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=627

Glimmerglass State Park

This park has a REALLY large swimming area, and very clean.  This is one of the better state park beaches, and would be a nice place to spend the day.  This is a spacious park with a lot of picnic areas, concessions, and multiple lifeguards.  It was starting to rain when we were there, but we […]