Caroga Lake Campground, located in the Adirondack State Park, Fulton, New York, offers tent and RV camping options. The Caroga Lake is actually comprised of two lakes, the East and West Caroga lake, that are connected, but the campground itself is located on the East Caroga Lake. This year-round destination is enjoyed by camping enthusiasts who love boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, fall foliage, ice fishing, skiing, and more, but dogs are only permitted for part of the year.
The camping sites easily accommodate tents and RVs up to 40’, and you can stay for up to 14 nights. The flat area is easily accessible by any RV, and the local foliage made of maple, birch, and beech offers plentiful shade. You can opt to reserve a spot for $9 or take your chances and pick when you get there, but, if you’re camping, you’ll need a permit. But, there are 105 camping sites to choose from.
Those fond of picnics and grilling will enjoy the picnic area equipped with fireplaces and the campground also has flushing toilets, hot showers, and even a recycling center. You can explore the East Caroga Lake with a boat, canoe, or kayak that you can rent on the camping ground which also has an exercise course featuring 18 stations. The sandy beach offers plenty of opportunities for a leisurely stroll, and you can go swimming in the designated areas when the lifeguards are present.
This is a pet-friendly location, so you can bring your dog as long as you have a valid rabies vaccination certificate or tag dated with the current year, that you’ll need to provide proof of. Your dog will have to stay on your camping grounds and should be leashed or otherwise restricted so they don’t wander into other camping grounds. Always make sure your dog is supervised, and keep in mind that dogs that behave aggressively or bark excessively will be removed from the grounds. You are free to walk your dog anywhere as long as you have a leash that’s not longer than six feet.