Indian Lake Islands

State Route 30 Sabael
Sabael, NY 12864

518-648-5300
518-648-5616

www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24471.html

 

Boating: Power boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Canoe rentals available at Indian Lake Campground as well as at adjacent Lewey Lake Campground.

Fishing: Fish present in the lake include: lake trout, rock bass, rainbow trout, smelt, brown bullheads, smallmouth bass, brown trout, yellow perch, common sunfish, white sucker, lake whitefish, northern pike, and landlocked salmon.

Hiking: Snowy Mountain - located 4 miles north of campground entrance. A 4 1/2 mile hike to breathtaking view of lakes and mountains. Watch Point - 1 1/2 mile hike to overlook of Indian Lake. Baldface Mountain Trail - 1.1 miles (water access), Crotched Pond Trail - 1.8 miles (water access), and John Mack Pond Trail - 1.4 miles (water access).

Day Use Facilities: Picnic areas available. No swimming beach.

Area Attractions: The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb, New York off Route 28N, is 59 miles north of New York State Route 30 and 28. The Village of Speculator is 12 miles away with shopping and restaurants.

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 27 miles north on New York Route 28 and 30, and features the history of the Adirondack Mountains and the Adirondack Park. The village of Indian Lake is 12 miles north on New York State Route 30, and offers restaurants and shopping.

Golf courses are available in the villages of Indian Lake and Inlet.

Historic Interest: Development of the campground started in 1959 to provide controlled facilities and to clean up the area. Over 40 years of heavy camping had resulted in large deposits of refuse, uncontrolled cutting of trees, and numerous forest fires. These problems ceased to exist after the campground was officially opened in 1960.