Rollins Pond Campground RV & Campground Guide

New York

This park’s name comes from being on the eastern shore of Rollins Pond. It is 442 acres and connects to Fish Creek and Whey Pond. Rollins Pond Campground is an excellent area to use canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. It has rolling terrain along the trails at different elevations, and you can enjoy scenic views as you go past the loops. The state park opened in 1951 to keep up with the demand for campsites. The cities nearby are Lake Placid, Wilmington, and Plattsburgh, New York.

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Weather
Spring 14-64 F
Summer 48-76 F
Fall 25-67 F
Winter 4-30 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Rollins Pond Campground

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Charlie’s Inn Junction Campground

Charlie’s Inn Junction Campground is an excellent campground for adults and has the feel of Adirondack camping. This campground is in a secluded, natural setting, features historical sightseeing, and has an inn and restaurant on-site.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Features: Inn and restaurant/bar, historical sightseeing, close to year-round attractions, free parking, free maps, on-site 24-hour premium gasoline service, snowmobile rentals

Meadowbrook Campground

Meadowbrook Campground is close to Whiteface Mountain and is the halfway point between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, New York. It is also an excellent location for any Adirondack adventure and is across the street from a BBQ restaurant with live music.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electrical Hookup: No
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Features: Close to Memorial Highway, recycling center, advanced and novice hiking trails, small day-use area, hot showers, pavilion rental

Cascade Acres

Cascade Acres is a few miles from the village of Lake Placid. This campground is in a quiet community and has an open field for RV campers.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Features: Pool, tennis courts, shower, pull-through sites

Fish Creek Pond Campground

Many campsites are on the water at Fish Creek Pond Campground, which means you can easily access a boat launch and swimming area. It is also a good campground for wildlife viewing, and you might see animals such as owls, loons, geese, and ducks.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electrical Hookup: No
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Features: Campsites with water access, restrooms, hot showers, beach, playground areas, boat and canoe rentals, trailer dumping station, flush toilets

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What to Do at
Rollins Pond Campground

Inside Rollins Pond Campground

Rollins Pond provides an ideal setting for water adventures like kayaking, canoeing, and swimming. The waterfront campsites are also near streams that connect to Rollins Pond, which allows for a day trip on the water. Rollins Pond Campground has an eight-mile paddle loop that goes through five scenic bodies of water in the Saranac Lakes. You can also hike on the Otter Hollow Loop trail that connects to the Fish Creek Pond campground.

Outside Rollins Pond Campground

Many campers enjoy visiting Rollins Pond Campground because it is in a good location. You will find plenty of activities outside of the park. Campers can explore the surrounding areas for local cuisine, nightlife, and historical sightseeing. 

Restaurants

Lakeview Deli

Lakeview Deli is a local delicatessen that features generous portions and fresh ingredients. Menu items may include sub sandwiches, tuna salad, pasta salad, chili, smoked salmon, and Cuban sandwiches.

Type: American

Location: 137 River St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Red Fox Restaurant

Red Fox Restaurant is a steakhouse and seafood spot that has beautiful dahlia gardens and stacked-stone fireplaces. This restaurant offers various menu options, such as prime rib, shrimp cocktail, ribeye steaks, lamb chops, and lobster.

Type: American

Location: 5034 NY-3, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Fiddlehead Bistro

Fiddlehead Bistro is a local farm-to-table restaurant with great views along the river. The menu options include potato soup, duck spring rolls, lamb, braised pork, steamed mussels, dumplings, liver and onions, and desserts.

Type: American

Location: 33 Broadway Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Bitters & Bones

Bitters & Bones is a bar with an Old West setting and country music on the jukebox. The menu options include fish tacos, plant-based protein dishes, smoked wings, pizza, quesadillas, pad Thai and steak. All the food is fresh and homemade.

Type: Bar, Grill

Location: 65 Broadway Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Downhill Grill

Downhill Grill is a comfort food restaurant with a diverse menu. The menu options include French onion soup, Rueben sandwiches, buffalo chicken salad, fried fish, burgers, onion rings, wings, and prime rib.

Type: American

Location: 74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Shopping

The Village Mercantile

The Village Mercantile is a department store with a lot of items from local artisans. They have specialty items like puzzles, jewelry, ceramics, and books from local authors. This department store also has everyday items like coffee, hand sanitizer, and soap.

Location: 97 Main St, Saranac Lake, 12983

Adirondack Trading Company

You should stop at the Adirondack Trading Company to get souvenirs and memorabilia from your visit to the Adirondacks. The store is filled with knick-knacks and unique gifts like incense, figurines, t-shirts, mugs, posters, and socks.

Location: 41 Broadway Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Bear Essentials Apparel

Bear Essentials Apparel is the supplier of custom Adirondack clothing for customers of all ages. The store also has individualized memorabilia, screen printing, and embroidery.

Location: 97 Main St B, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Eco Living Alpaca

Eco Living Alpaca is a women's clothing store that uses alpaca wool to make blankets, sweaters, and ponchos. The store owner sells clothing made from organic fabrics and eco-friendly products.

Location: 23 Broadway Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

The Book Nook

The Book Nook is a downtown bookstore with a rustic theme. They also have Pokémon cards, D&D 5.0 books, Magic: The Gathering packs, and Yu-Gi-Oh cards.

Location: 7a Broadway Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Sightseeing

The Wild Center

The Wild Center is a natural history center near the middle of New York State's Adirondack Park. Visitors can enjoy the Pines Play Area, The Wild Walk, wildlife viewing, forest music, river trails, and more.

Location: 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation came about in 1998 from research by the Biodiversity Research Institute on the environmental impact of mercury pollution on aquatic ecosystems, with the focus being on the Adirondack loon population. Visitors can learn more by visiting the exhibits and can donate to further the research.

Location: 15 Broadway Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Adirondack Riverwalk & Forest Bath

Adirondack Riverwalk & Forest Bath is an excellent way to experience the Adirondacks. This adventure allows you to get the full experience of the sights, sounds, textures, and scents of an Adirondack forest.

Location: Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Saranac Laboratory Museum

The Saranac Laboratory Museum is part of the Historic Saranac Lake, a non-profit architectural preservation organization. This museum was originally built to research tuberculosis. It has exhibits on topics of local history, patient care, and scientific research.

Location: 89 Church St, Unit 2, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife Museum

The Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife Museum features work created by master taxidermist Charles Dickert. The museum features over 100 pieces from the master taxidermist, including white-tail deer, raccoons, bobcats, and blue herons. It also houses genealogy resources and the Adirondack Collection and archives.

Location: 109 Main St, Saranac Lake, 12983

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How to Get to
Rollins Pond Campground

If you are coming from Interstate 87 North, then you need to take Exit 30 to get to Lake Placid. Next, take Route 86 North through Saranac Lake to Route 186 West to Route 30 South. You will also have to drive nine miles to get to Fish Creek Pond Campground to gain access to site 135 to get to Rollins Pond Campground. It takes around 20 minutes to get to the entrance of Rollins Pond Campground.

Entering Rollins Pond Campground

The park hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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