Harris Lake Newcomb, NY

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  1. upstate family

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    Jul 20, 2016
    Central New York
    We have tent camped and pop-up camped at this campground. It is a family favorite. Since it is a DEC campground no hook-ups are available. Water spigots are readily available throughout the campground.
    There are many sites available along the water. Some sites allow you easy access to the water so you can swim, put in a kayak or even moor a boat.
    Some site are shaded by trees and other have very few trees. Depending on the site you may have quite a bit of privacy but most give little privacy.
    There is one centrally located shower facility that is free and it is very nice. The showers are in individual rooms and are quite roomy which makes it nice if you have children. The showers stay on and you can adjust the temperature.
    There are restrooms in several locations. The restrooms attached to the shower facility are nice. However, the others are quite rustic though they are flush toilets. You need to bring your own soap and towels to the restrooms. When we were there the paint was peeling quite bad but it appeared that they had repainted during high humidity. I assume they will be redoing them soon.
    The campground is pet friendly. You are allowed 2 pets per site.
    There is a truck that comes through the campground that rents kayaks, sells ice & wood. They also have a small shop in town. The people that own it are very nice and helpful.
    Goodnow mountain is close by it you want to hike. There is a great view from the fire tower at the top of the mountain. It isn't the easiest hike but I highly recommend it.
    The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is about an hour from Harris Lake. Check it out!
    Don't forget to stop at the Old Forge Hardware Store when driving up to Harris Lake. It is a not to be missed store. I was blown away by the variety of items they carried. So much more then hardware.
    When camping in the ADK you need to pack everything you need. There is no where to go get anything you may forget. The closest place to Harris Lake to get essentials is approximately an hour away. However, don't let that stop you from enjoying the beautiful mountains.

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