Lake Harris is a great place for a Fido-friendly Adirondack adventure, and Lake Harris Campground is a furrific staying spot for outdoorsy pooches and their people. You’ll have to go without a few of life’s luxuries, though. Lake Harris doesn’t offer any electricity or RV hookups, although hot showers are available.
However, the campground's location does reward those willing to "ruff" it! Over half of the campground’s 89 sites are right on the shore of the serene lake itself, and the sight of the sunset over the water has to be seen to be believed! The campground makes for a nice trip at any time of the year, but it’s extra special in early fall, when the leaves on the mature hardwoods that shade the sites begin to burst into a riot of color.
Lake Harris is a pretty paw-pular place, so it’s best to make your reservation early, particularly if you’d like to snag a lakeside spot. Nightly rates start at $18 (with a $5 surcharge for out-of-state visitors).
You and your four-pawed pal are sure to dig up something to do during your stay! Cast a line into Lake Harris and there’s a good chance that you’ll land some walleye, bass or perch. Just don't forget to pick up a fishing license before you head to the water!
If your pup likes to hike, you won’t have to go too far to find your entertainment. The two-mile trail to the fire tower on Goodnow Mountain is great for a short walk and boasts lovely views to boot. Looking for a longer stretch? Try the five-mile out-and-back trail to historic Camp Santanoni. Hound-dog history buffs might also appreciate a visit to the nearby ghost town of Tahawus.
Lake Harris Campground is a wagtastic vacation destination for pups and people looking fur a little quality time in nature!