Lake Durant Camping

Rte 28N & 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812

518-352-7797
518-648-5616

www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24473.html

 

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Canoe rentals are available. Boat Launch is 15' X 17' with concrete ramp. Because of the depth of the lake, small boats are recommended.

Fishing: Tigermuskey, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish, white sucker, brown bullheads, and brook trout (rare). This campground also has an accessible fishing pier.

Hiking: Due to its location on the Northville - Placid Trail, there are wilderness trails from the campsite to several ponds in the area.

Day Use Facilities: Swimming is permitted when lifeguards are on duty. There is also a boat launch at this facility. * Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers, these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.

Area Attractions: The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Newcomb is 25 miles east on N.Y.S. Route 28.

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is located 2 miles north on N.Y.S. Route 28, and features the History of the Adirondack Park.

Historic Interest: Originally known as the "34 Flow", Lake Durant was created by the lumbering industry to impound water used in the rafting of logs to downstream sawmills on the Hudson River. After use for lumbering, the area was left with flood killed trees. During the 1933-1935 period, the flooded area was cleared by Civil Works Administration crews. A new dam was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews.

In August of 1938, the Lake was christened as "Lake Durant", and dedicated for "recreational purposes" to the general public. In 1939, the Conservation Department approved plans for the development of Lake Durant Campground. The campground opened in 1948.