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Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area

Frontier Town is one of the newest attractions in the Adirondacks! It is located on 91 acres on the shores of the scenic Schroon River and was once home of the Frontier Town theme park. Until the park closed it's doors, Frontier Town was a Wild West theme park where families from around the country could ramble through a pioneer village, watch a rodeo, and maybe even witness an outlaw or two riding through town! Today, with that theme in mind, Frontier Town has reopened as a hub of horseback riding and camping in the heart of the Adirondacks.

How to get there

Take Exit 29 off of the Northway. Make a right onto Blue Ridge Road, then make another right onto Route 9 South. Turn right onto Frontier Town Road and continue to the campground entrance.


Frontier Town has tent, RV and trailer, and equestrian camping. The campground also features a seasonal day-use area with a pavilion, playgrounds, electric vehicle charging stations and a comfort station, as well as pedestrian trails, facilities and picnic/fireplace areas that are ADA-compliant.

45 tent camping sites, including three group-camping sites, are near two shower buildings. Each tent site has parking for two vehicles, a fireplace, and 12-by-12-foot tent pad. Tent sites are not serviced by electrical power. 

13 RV and trailer camping sites include electrical hookups, fireplaces, and conveniently located water spigots. There is one shower building in this area.

Horseback Riding

33 equestrian camping sites each have an electrical hookup, hibachi-style grill, two tie stall, and water spigots within 250 feet of the campsite.

13 horse tie stalls are located next to the camping pads with a capacity to hold up to five horses, and one stud stall provides the capacity for up to 66 horses. Several trails for horseback riding are near, or on, the property.


Enjoy a network of campground trails which take visitors to lovely views for exploration and photography, with or without horses.

There are two outlooks along the Schroon River which feature an oxbow wetland.

Find out more

Read our blog about this area with A day in North Hudson.

See available horseback riding in the Schroon Lake Region.

Donnelly Beach

Beautiful Donnelly Beach is part of this town-run beach and campsite. It's the perfect place to spend a summer day!

How to get there

The beach is located just off Route 28N in Minerva. From the intersection of 28N and County Road 37, head northeast on Town Shed Road toward AP Morse Highway. Turn left onto Beach Road and the destination will be on the right.

The beach

Donnelly Beach has the following amenities: tent camping sites, tennis courts, basketball courts, boat rental, concession stand, restroom, and bathhouse facilities. There is two stage playground equipment for toddlers and older children. A public boat launch can also be utilized for non-motorized boats.

Sharp Bridge State Campground

The place to stay for hiking, with many trailheads in the complex and only minutes from Exit 30 on the Route 87 Northway. This is the perfect campground to get away from it all.

How to get there

Located in North Hudson, Sharp Bridge's location is ideal for day hiking trips.

The campground

Wonderful boating opportunities on the west shore of the Schroon River. Equipment from tents to 25' RVs, picnic area, firewood sales, showers, trailer dumping station. More opportunities exist nearby. Courtney Pond and Dead Water Pond - canoes only - are three miles away. Schroon Lake and Paradox Lake, perfect for larger boats, are 10-20 miles away. There is a campground fee.

Scaroon Manor State Campground

Beautifully located on the west shore of Schroon Lake, with 1200 feet of shoreline. It has a storied history as a resort and is an important component of the local cultural heritage. There are 60 campsites (2 with tent platforms); hot showers; flush toilets; trailer dump station; recycling center; boat docks; fishing pier; picnic area; picnic pavilion; swimming beach; pay phones; and with mobility impaired accessibility.

Campground fee.

Putnam Pond State Campground

Putnam Pond Campground is perfect for every camping need. It's location near a wilderness area is prime for exploration, but the maintained facilities take away some of the backcountry stress.


Large, well-forested campsites with lots of privacy. This is a key start-off point for hiking in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area.

Choose from interior site camping, which requires a boat for access, or the developed area where visitors can rent a canoe or rowboat.

Day users can pay a small fee to use the facilities even if not camping.


There are rowboats and canoes available for rent for paddling on Putnam Pond only. Kayaks and canoes are allowed on the ponds in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, though they must be portaged at least 0.5 miles to access any of the other ponds.


Putnam Pond is a popular pond for boating because of its spectacular scenery. The only point of public access to the pond is located at the campground. Motor boats are allowed on Putnam Pond.


Fish species in area ponds are smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and northern pike.


This campground is in an especially lush environment for water birds. Putnam Pond flows into North Pond, is surrounded by Rock and Clear ponds to the west, and Haymeadow Pond and Cranberry Marsh to the east. Expect to see such wetland birds as tanagers, warblers, vireos, and woodpeckers, and perhaps even the elusive American Bittern.

Paradox Lake Public Campground

This DEC State Campground is set amid rolling hills of hardwood along a quiet scenic road. Located on the shore of Dark Bay, on Paradox Lake.


Canoes and rowboats are available for rent at the registration booth.

There are hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, boat launch site, picnic area with pavilion rental, and firewood sales.


Motorboats allowed. The boat launch is a single lane, launch ramp over natural sand and gravel substrate.


There is a whole network of trails south of the lake that campers can access within a few minutes of departing. Hike to Crane, Oxshoe, Crab, Putnam, and Horseshoe ponds. Deeper into the wilderness, explore Pharaoh Lake and Pharaoh Mountain, which has a delightful view from the summit.

Take a boat to the opposite shore of the lake for a short trail which leads to Peaked Hill and Peaked Hill Pond.


Many quiet paved roads give access to the grounds on Dark Bay. Low traffic, low speed limit, and excellent for children.

A day use pass offers boat rental availability, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and showers. Hiking access to Crane Pond, Oxshoe, Crab, Putnam, and Horseshoe Ponds, and to Pharaoh Lake and Pharaoh Mountain. Via boat, the opposite shore of the lake offers a trail to Peaked Hill and Peaked Hill Pond.

DISTANCE: 2 miles of interlocking paths. Paved road, mostly flat, narrow shoulders but very low traffic.

DIRECTIONS: Follow the loops around the shore of the lake, along different campsites, and through the woods.

Lake Harris State Campground

Lake Harris is a big lake, 275 acres, with the campground located on the northern shore among large hardwood trees. Here, you can camp close to the Adirondack Visitor Interpretive Center and the Santanoni Preserve Historic Site.

Getting there

From the Northway (I-87) - Exit 29, west 18 miles on the Blue Ridge or Boreas Road to Rte. 28N, west 3.5 miles to the Campsite Road in Newcomb. The campground is 1 mile from Rte. 28N.


Many sites are private, and 5;7 out of 89 are shoreline sites that can accommodate anything from tents to 40 foot RVs. At this campground you can enjoy easy access to paddling, boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling along the campground and the lake.

Other amenities here include hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, firewood sales, boat launch, canoe and boat rentals, and a picnic area.

Eagle Point State Campground

Eagle Point Campground is on the west shore of Schroon Lake. The nearby village of Schroon Lake has a quaint "Main Street" with shops and restaurants all within easy walking distance. All summer Seagle Festival puts on plays, operas, and concerts with talented students from their vocal training program. Visit the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Museum and explore Natural Stone Bridge and Caves.


There are sites for tents to 30' RV's.

Schroon Lake is 4,230 acres and is about 9 miles in length, with plenty of canoeing, boating, and fishing. Hiking, birding, and bicycling available on the grounds and nearby.


  • 72 campsites
  • hot showers
  • flush toilets
  • trailer dump station
  • recycling center
  • boat launch
  • picnic area with tables, fireplaces, and charcoal grills
  • mobility impaired accessibility
  • pay telephone


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