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Getting Ready for the 2022 Camping Season

Camping season is about to be upon us! When do Lake George campgrounds open? At Lake George Campsites, camping season starts on May 1, 2022, and we’re almost at opening day.

Other than booking your reservation before we fill up for the season, how else can you best prepare for an amazing Lake George camping trip? We provide an easy-to-follow checklist below that will ensure a memorable experience for the entire family.


drone view of lake george campsites

Get your camping goods out of storage.

It’s time to do some inventory! If need be, make a list of items you’ll have to replace. Unfortunately, some things are not meant to last. There’s nothing worse than snuggling into your sleeping bag and realizing your foot just popped out of the bottom of it. Especially when camping in Upstate NY, when the temperatures can get chilly at night, you’ll want to be prepared.

Make sure your camping gear is ready to use.

After you’ve gotten the goods laid out in front of you, take note of what might need to be washed out or cleaned up. Check that you don’t have last year’s snacks tucked away in any of the pockets.

Ensure the first-aid kit has been restocked.

A first-aid kit is only helpful if it’s stocked. Refill fabric bandages, gauze, antibacterial cream, Aspirin/non-Aspirin, first-aid tape, etc. It’s better to have extra than not enough.

first aid kit

Check your batter backup stash.

This one is tricky, because you might not know how much battery life is left in a flashlight, headlamp, lantern, or other equipment that is battery-operated. Double and triple check that you’ve charged all accessories that are rechargeable, and be sure to stock a small bag of varying battery types and sizes.

Don’t forget the little things!

You’ll want to pack bug spray, sunscreen, any insect netting protection you might need if you plan to hike during black fly season, and other items of necessity or comfort that will elevate your Lake George camping trip just a bit more.

Ready to Camp? Book Your Stay!

You have the option to camp in a tent, RV, or cottage at Lake George Campsites. Our Lake George campground features 250 camping and RV sites, located within walking distance of many popular Lake George attractions. We regard ourselves as one of the top places for camping in New York, in no small part due to our ideal location in Queensbury, close to Lake George.

Tent out under the stars, reserve a full hookup RV site, or enjoy the amenities of one of our cozy cottages. It’s time to relax with us at one of the best Lake George camping spots!

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