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Why You Can’t Wait for Summer to Camp in Lake George – Book Your Campsite for This May or June

When do Lake George campgrounds open? Lake George Campsites welcomes RV campers, tent campers, and cabin campers starting on May 1, 2023. And that’s beneficial for you because there are several exciting events coming up this May and June in Lake George, not to mention the slew of activities that start to open up at this time. There are truly so many things for you and your family to do in Lake George in the spring. See below for all the reasons why you can’t wait for summer to camp in Lake George!

See Can’t-Miss Lake George Events Happening This Spring

Before we get into the official events, it’s worth mentioning that if you’re looking for campgrounds near Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, NY, this famed theme park opens for the 2023 season on May 20. Lake George Campsites is just down the road!

Here are just a few of the events to get excited about:

Twiddle & Friends Memorial Meltdown

May 27 & 28

The Twiddle & Friends Memorial Meltdown takes place at Charles R. Wood Park, a 10-minute drive from Lake George Campsites. Organized by the Adirondack Independence Music Festival, this two-day music festival is returning to Lake George for its second year. One-day and two-day passes are available, and kids under 12 get in free.

Here’s the lineup:

Saturday the 27th:

  • Twiddle (two sets)
  • TAUK
  • Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
  • Annie in the Water

Sunday the 28th:

  • Twiddle (two sets)
  • Dogs in a Pile
  • Mihali & Friends
  • One Time Weekend

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May 31 – June 4

Americade is not only one of Lake George’s most anticipated annual events, but this year is the 40th anniversary! This is the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, and it brings over 50,000 motorcycle riders and enthusiasts each year. The event encompasses much more than motorcycle rides and vendors, though – Americaders can look forward to fireworks, themed cruises, comedy nights, and more.

Americade events and rides take place at various locations in the Village, a quick drive from Lake George Campsites.

See the Americade schedule >>

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

June 24 & 25

The 7th annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival takes place at Charles R. Wood Park and comprises over 120 vendors. Vendors are categorized by wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, meaderies, artisan food and beverages, food trucks and restaurants, specialty vendors, and non-alcoholic beverage vendors.

There’s truly something for everyone, and the event is even kid-friendly. So if you’re camping with the whole family, bring the little ones along! Kids 15 and under are free, and those 16 to 20 can attend at a discounted rate (as can designated drivers).

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Fridays at the Lake

Early to Mid-June

As of this writing, the Fridays at the Lake schedule has not yet been announced, but the summer concert series typically starts in early to mid-June. These are free outdoor performances that take place at Shepard Park in Lake George Village, just down the road from Charles R. Wood Park (and a short drive from Lake George Campsites). Keep an eye on the Fridays at the Lake Facebook page for announcements on this year’s schedule!

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Plan Now for These Lake George Activities That Open in the Spring


Parasailing is one of the most unique things to do in Lake George. If you’d like to experience Lake George from 300 feet up in the air, you do not have to wait until summer to do it! Parasailing Adventures opens on May 1 (just like us!), and Parasail Joe’s on May 20.

Cruises on the Lake

You can’t come to Lake George without taking a cruise tour around the lake from one of the two cruise companies. The Lake George Waterfront Cruises (formerly Lake George Shoreline Cruises) first sets sail for the season on April 22, while the  Lake George Steamboat Company opens for the season on May 6.

Whitewater Rafting & Lazy River Tubing

Some of the best whitewater rafting conditions happen in the spring, right after the snow melts! There are many reputable outfitters in the Lake George region and southern Adirondack region. A couple close to Lake George Campsites we recommend are Adirondack Adventure Center (15 minutes from us) and  Sacandaga Outdoor Center (20 minutes away). Both open on May 27.

If lazy river tubing is more your speed, Adirondack Adventure Center offers that activity as well, as does Tubby Tubes. Tubby Tubes is situated in Lake Luzerne, a mere 12 minutes from Lake George Campsites. Lazy river tubing at both companies opens on May 27 as well.

Treetop Adventure Courses & Ziplining

Adirondack Adventure Center has a treetop adventure course in addition to their other activities (and they offer combo adventure discounts if you book more than one together!), and their course opens on May 6. Adirondack Extreme’s treetop course opens on April 22, and there’s also one at West Mountain that welcomes adventurers starting on June 3.

Adirondack Extreme in Bolton Landing is a 20-minute drive from Lake George Campsites, and West Mountain is 12 minutes from us. West Mountain offers other activities worth checking out as well, including mountain biking, mountaintop picnics, and scenic chairlift rides.

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Book Your Campsite With Us & Save

When it comes to camping in the Lake George, NY area, you now know why you won’t want to wait for summer. Lake George Campsites is under 30 minutes away from all the events and activities that are coming up this May and June; and we offer RV sites, tent sites, and we’re one of the top Lake George campgrounds with cabins. Plus, we’re pet-friendly!

We have one more perk to camping in the springtime to mention: off-season rates are valid May 1 – 23, 2023.

See our 2023 rates >>

View our Lake George campground map >>

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