Camping Near North Creek

Wilderness Camping, 13th Lake, Siamese Ponds
and Garnet Lake

Camping – Primitive Camping 13th Lake and Garnet Lake

Camping in the North Creek Area is blessed with a 114,000 acre state designated wilderness area called The Siamese Ponds Wilderness.  Wilderness is the strictest land use regulation in the Adirondack Park with a blanket prohibition on motorized use of any kind.  There is however over 75 miles of marked trails lots of backcountry ponds, lean-to camps and primitive campsites.  13th Lake is the gateway to the area and has 11 campsites on it’s shores.  The 2 campsites at the parking area off Beach Road are quite popular especially on weekends.  All camping is first come, first served.  No reservations are allowed. Primitive Camping Regulations/Info

Use the map here or the interactive map below – look for the “Camp Here” sign to set-up your campsite.  More Hiking Info Here.  Regional Office, Warrensburg, NY (518) 623-1200.  Camping longer than 3 days require a permit from the local Ranger – Art Perryman – (518) 897-1303. 
Rescue and Emergencies – call 518-891-0235 or Dial 911

Map of Siamese Ponds Wilderness campsites 13th Lake and lean-to  Wilcox Lake Wild Forest Map, Camping Garnet Lake  

The 13th Lake camping is not true “automobile camping” but the state of NY administers a large number of automobile campsites in the Adirondack Park – the closest ones to North Creek are Lake Durant and Lewey Lake to the North and Lake George area campsites to the South.  See the complete list – interactive guide here.

Click the Map to Activate Controls 13th Lake Area Camping

Click the Map to Activate Controls Garnet Lake Area Camping

13 Lake Trailhead, Beach Road, North River

13 Lake Trailhead
Hiking Trail access, campsites and boat launch

Garnet Lake Boat access site

Garnet Lake Boat Access
And Campsites