If you are searching for a spacious campground situated by a peaceful lake with cozy, well-spaced sites, then the Eighth Lake Campground is a great choice. Located between the serene Eighth Lake and the more massive Seventh Lake in Inlet, New York, it is an excellent fishing retreat and hiking getaway. Sitting in a lush forest, it is a prime camping destination in the spring and summer, but it looks especially stunning in the fall when thousands of surrounding trees start turning golden brown.
Out of the 126 shaded campsites, 20 are situated directly by the water. Each of them offers plenty of privacy and features a picnic table and a fire ring. While you are welcome to set up a tent or come here with your trusty RV, keep in mind that the sites themselves are not equipped with water or electric hookups -- but there is a sanitary dump station, as well as flushing toilets and showers available on the premises. The sites start at $22, but if you are from out of state, you will have to pay an additional fee of $5 per night.
If you are coming here to fish, make sure to purchase a license beforehand, as the lakes are overflowing with trout and smallmouth fish. Moreover, man-made salmon ponds are available right by the campground.
Your four-legged buddies are welcome here, as long as they remain leashed and cleaned up after. They will surely appreciate the numerous hiking trails of the Moose River Plains Complex. The Bug Lake Trail, starting right at the campground, will take you to the Black Bear Mountain, offering you with the beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and lush forests.
The names of those local attractions also reflect the local wildlife -- with bears and moose roaming in the area, it's essential to exercise caution. Due to the campground’s proximity to the lake, bring bug repellent with you as well. As long as you can handle those simple tasks, you and your barking buddy are in for a treat at Eighth Lake Campground!