A little-known treasure on the banks of the Oswegatchie River, Eel Weir State Park is the pawfect camping vacation destination for anyone who loves fishing. Though small in size, covering just 16 acres, this pretty park is a haven for anglers and anyone who loves camping with their canine companion.
Both the Oswegatchie River and Black Lake (which is found just two miles away) are known to offer excellent bass fishing. As a result, Eel Weir State Park is ideal for anyone keen to cast a line. Both bodies of water are still and calm, so they're also suitable for anyone who wants to go exploring via canoe or rowboat.
Tucked away in a secluded location, the park feels like it's a whole world away from anywhere else. There are boat launch sites, a picnic area and pavilion provided, while 38 campsites are also available for those looking to stay the night. You'll need to pay a $6 entry fee to access the park in addition to the daily rate for the campground.
These sites are pet-friendly and only accommodate tents. It's also worth pointing out that they're walk-in only sites, so make sure you don't pack too heavily when you visit.
If you're camping with your pet in Eel Weir State Park, please note that a two-pet maximum applies to all sites. You'll also need to familiarize yourself with all the rules surrounding pets in New York state parks. These include:
With these simple tasks taken care of, you and your pooch are free to enjoy a tranquil getaway in this hidden gem of a park. So if you think casting a line in the river and enjoying some sun with your pooch by your side sounds like the pawfect way to spend a day, make sure you pay Eel Weir State Park a visit.