Cranberry Lake Campground is a furrific place for you and your buddy to stay during your Adirondack outdoor adventure! You’ll need to sacrifice some mod cons, of course -- Cranberry Lake doesn’t have any electricity or RV hookups, though you and your pooch will have access to showers and flush toilets. Speaking of RVs, those with bigger rigs might want to look elsewhere, as sites at the campground won’t fit a vehicle longer than 30 feet.
But if none of those are dealbreakers, you and your pooch can reap the benefits of Cranberry Lake’s pawesome location! Perched on the shores of the lake itself, the campground is surrounded by wooded wonderland, and smaller trees provide plenty of privacy between sites. At 165 sites, Cranberry Lake isn’t exactly small, but it's pretty popular with native New Yorkers and out-of-state tourists alike, so it's wise to reserve your site early. Campsites start at just $20, and there's no entrance fee to the area.
You and your furry friend are sure to dig up something to do during your stay! If you consider yourself an avid angler, you’re in luck -- there are several fishing piers at the campground, and Cranberry Lake is home to a population of bass, trout, and panfish. Just be sure to pick up a fishing license before you go! Non-furry family members might appreciate the swim beach, but unfortunately, your doggo won’t be able to take a dip. Never mind, though; there are plenty of other exercise op-paw-tunities nearby!
Hound-dog hikers might just think they’ve died and gone to heaven. The Bear Mountain Trail has a trailhead just outside the camp, and this moderately rated, 3.5-half-mile out-and-back stretch features some lovely views of the lake. You can also find some other routes just a bone’s throw away in Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, or check out the waterfalls in Grass Lake Wild Forest.
If you want to make some un-fur-gettable memories with your pooch, head on over to Cranberry Lake Campground on your next adventure!