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Eighth Lake Campground

 

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This popular campground is located on the southeastern shore of Eighth Lake and some campsites are also located on Seventh Lake.  The campground is located off NY 28 between Inlet and Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks.

There are 126 campsites, a picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, a sandy beach with a swimming area, a bathhouse, DEC canoe and boat rentals and some hiking trails that can be accessed from the campground.

The Civilian Conservation Corps established Work Camp #10 at Eighth Lake back in 1933.  The CCC worked to improve and extend nearby Golden Beach Campground on Raquette Lake.  Then work was done in the creation of a campground at Eighth Lake, which eventually opened in 1935.  Here is a map of the campground from the NY DEC.  You can find more info on this campsite from the NY DEC website.

Entrance to Eighth Lake Campground

Hiking at Eighth Lake Campground

The campground features the main trailhead of the famous Uncas Trail, located between campsites 68 and 72.  The Uncas Trail is part of the original Uncas Road that was built in 1896 by WW Durant from Eagle Bay to Mohegan Lake as an access to Uncas Camp as well as other luxurious camps he built on Sagamore Lake and Lake Kora.  We recommend taking a hike along this famous old road to Bug Lake and a side trip to Eagles Nest Lake.

We'd also recommend checking out the Arnold's Rock Trail via the Uncas Trail.  This trail was constructed in 2011 as an access for hikers to Seventh Lake and the Seventh Lake Trail.  The trail takes hikers to the shore of Seventh Lake near Arnold's Rock and a couple of informal campsites.


Visitors to this campground looking for more hiking adventures should check out Moose River Plains Wild Forest.  Some very popular hikes located nearby the campground include Rocky Mountain, Black Bear Mountain, Bald Mountain, Bubb & Sis Lake, Moss Lake Loop and Fern Mountain.

You can find more information on this hike by checking out the hiking guide book  Guide To Adirondack Trails: West-Central Region as well as these other great books:

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