We have been traveling here since we were kids (brothers, sister and parents) and not much has changed except our spouses or significant others go with their kids and more extended friends and family. It's contagious. A great friend of the family has been going for 50+ years. It gets in your blood.
The best part about it is the location. The scenery is beautiful and almost every campsite is on the water. We have a boat so this is ideal as the pond (small lake) is small enough where the water is always calm, but big enough to have fun (tubing or just relaxing). There is a launch in the park although it's shallow under the bridges. There is a small store near by (Trading Post) for essentials. There is a daily wood truck, ice cream truck and another with tasty treats (so you may never need to leave). There is a road with a 15 mph limit and a bike trail outside of the park connecting the two entrances, which allows for a nice 4.5 mile trip. There are plenty of hiking trails (or we mountain biked, posted activities, parking lot basketball court, sand volleyball pit, beach, swings etc. If you go boating, grab a lake map and hit Saranac Lake. Don't miss Chapel Island & Tom's Rock. There are plenty of cool lake front homes to see and nice views of the mountains. There is a small channel you need to navigate to get to the lake which is shallow as well so trim up your motor if boating.
Saranac and Tupper Lake are not far away (15 minutes by car) if you need a small town that offers restaurants, a Rite Aid, Save-A-Lot, Dollar General etc. Most sites are wooded and they are not on top of each other so there is some level of privacy. Lake Placid is about 45 minutes away and makes a great day trip (Olympic Village) and Whiteface Mountain (add 30 more minutes).
a couple items to note are the showers are $.25 for about 5 minutes (one main building near mid park on the way to Rollins Pond which is a connecting campground). There is no electric and water spigots are every 5 sites or so. There are also bathrooms close to every site. They are very dated and I would recommend bringing hand soap and possibly a better grade of TP as what is provided (if folded over about 5 times equals one normal ply). staff is very helpful. It's a fantastic place to visit if you love camping and don't mind roughing it a bit. You won't be disappointed. Copy and paste this link into your browser for actual campsite photos. It's an awesome tool: http://fishcreekpond.com/campsitephotos.php?campground=Fish%20Creek
Enjoy, but beware it's addicting!
- Also Known As:
- Fish Creek Pond Campground Hotel Saranac Lake
- Fish Creek Pond Campground Saranac Lake, New York