If like like ‘Kamping,’ you’ll love Lake Placid KOA

After several years of road tripping around North America, I’ve done my fair share of camping. I absolutely love the outdoors and enjoy backpacking and camping in remote areas. However, given my position as a travel blogger, sometimes I need to be connected…while also staying fresh with a daily shower—for those times, a KOA is a great choice.

Earlier this summer I spent several days at the Lake Placid KOA, which I found to be one of the largest, and, nicest I’ve come across. In my opinion, this KOA’s greatest asset is its proximity to the Ausable River.  I spent a great deal of time hiking along the banks of the river…climbing boulders, fishing and taking pictures.

KOA’s are great places to take the kids, and the Lake Placid location is no exception.  There is a sports center where you can rent a bike or a canoe, a large game room, heated pool and a ton of activities.

The Lake Placid KOA is set among tall pine and white birch trees in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains countryside. This campground features spacious RV sites with a separate tent area, as well as Kamping, furnished and deluxe cabins.

Lake Placid KOA information:

Season: May 1st through October 21st
Reservations: 800-562-0368
Location: Google Map
Website: Lake Placid KOA

Have you ever been to the Lake Placid KOA? If so, please share your experience with my readers and me.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. We’ve camped there several years and plan to head back there next summer, too. We’ve camped a lot of places on the east coast, and there’s no other regular destination for our family. If in the area, be sure to check out the Wilmington public beach (great for paddling, fishing, swimming, sand castle building, picnics), A & W, and the Little Supermarket (outstanding fresh made sandwiches, salads, daily specials). I could go on!

  2. I have been going to this campground almost every year since I was 3 years old…that is going on 40 years. Now, it is the vacation that my daughter looks forward to every year. It almost feels like a homecoming when I pull into the main entrance on each visit. Our trip there is usually a 5 hour adventure from MA and it never fails that we go, we always find something new to experience. For campers, this place is a definite place to go. Rumor has it, next year that may open year round.

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