Welcome to the Adirondack Mountains, where you can hike, fish and explore!

Enjoy the Adirondack Mountain countryside's pristine mountains, lakes and streams when you escape the city to say at Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA. The Lake Placid and Whiteface region of the Adirondacks is one of the oldest vacation destinations in the country, and camping gives you plenty of opportunities to take in the big views, big scenery and big history this area is known for. 

Located on the banks of the Ausable River this campground features a unique camping experience for all types of travelers. Amenities include a playground, direct access to the Ausable River with kayak rentals, fishing opportunities, beach access, hiking and biking trails, and a fully stocked camp store. Located northeast of Lake Placid, Wilmington, NY offers experiences for every outdoor enthusiast. Explore Whiteface Mountain, hike through the Adirondacks, go on an off-road adventure, or stroll through downtown Lake Placid. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, let us be your basecamp for the great outdoors.

Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA Has a Way to Stay for Everyone

Lake Placid is the quintessential mountain region. Rolling hills, high peaks and majestic views are all waiting to be explored as hidden gems in New York. Back at our campground, we have options and ways to stay to suit every visitor:

  • Tent Sites: Gear up for a rustic outdoor experience and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Grass tent pads and tree coverage help you reconnect with nature while you disconnect from life. Regardless of your choice, you can unplug and relax in these beautifully wooded tent sites for a primitive camping experience.
  • RV Sites: Enjoy spacious RV camping sites for rigs of all sizes.  Pull-thru and back-in sites with full hookups and water and electric offerings. RV sites can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet.  Our tent sites offer a rustic outdoor experience.
  • Cabins: Fun for the whole family awaits when you stay in a camping cabin. These cozy cabins offer electric, small refrigerator, table top fan and campfire ring. Deluxe cabins offer all the comforts of home including a kitchen, bathroom, and temperature control.

What to Do While Camping in Northern New York

Whether you are a rugged outdoor enthusiast or are new to rustic pursuits, getting outside and exploring nature is a must-do when tent camping or staying at Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA Holiday campground. No matter when you plan your visit, the Adirondack region will beckon you with its beauty and an incredible array of activities. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this scenic locale:

  • Head to Whiteface Mtn for a brisk hike. Enjoy breathtaking views from the Cloudsplitter Gondola or one of the Whiteface Mountain adventure parks.
  • Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Mirror Lake while camping. 
  • Stroll past waterfalls and ancient rock formations at Ausable Chasm.
  • Explore Lake Placid's artisanal food scene and quaint antique shops.
  • Check out state parks near Lake Placid, NY for an array of outdoor adventures, including fishing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling and mountain climbing.

Explore Lake Placid and the Olympic Stadium

Such a striking setting is why Lake Placid was chosen as the site for the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Today, the Olympic facilities are a training ground for world-class athletes as well as a place for visitors to experience their favorite Olympic sports. Try activities such as the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience or watch athletes train at the Summer Jumping Series and Saturday Night Ice Shows.

Special Campground Amenities

The Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY and the Lake Placid region has so many diverse outings and attractions that you and your fellow campers are sure to have a vacation filled with excitement. However, if you need a day or two to recoup from this area's many outdoor offerings, you will still have tons of fun recreational opportunities to partake in right here at Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA.

Book Your Stay Today for the Best Camping Near Lake Placid

If you're looking for campgrounds with cabins in the Adirondacks, then look no further!

The Adirondacks contain some of the most spectacular natural wonders in New York. So, get out of the city and escape to this amazing destination which is only a day's drive from much of the Northeastern U.S., Quebec and Ontario. We know that once you experience the unforgettable adventures found throughout Lake Placid, you will return again and again. 

Give us a call or book your stay online at Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA — the perfect blend of excitement, relaxation and comfort.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 45' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Lake Placid Olympic Attractions and Site Tour

Your stay in Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid would not be complete without a visit to the Olympic Center. This area is a monument to Olympic history as the region hosted both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The Lake Placid Olympic Sites are still used to host international and national championships today, and visitors also flock here from far and wide for a true Olympic experience.

This area includes attractions like Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, Whiteface Mountain, Olympic Center Ice Arena and Olympic Museum, Public Ice Skating, The Olympic Jumping Complex and Skydeck, Olympic Bobsled and Luge Run Trolley Tour, Summer Bobsled Ride, Mt. Van Hoevenberg Mountain Bike Center and Mt. Van Hoevenberg Horseback Riding Center. See www.orda.org for more information.



Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway

Take a drive like none other on the Veterans' Memorial Highway. This road of twists and turns takes you directly to the summit of the fifth-highest peak in New York. After an 8-mile climb on wheels, a short hike or a ride in the in-mountain elevator will bring you to some of the greatest views in the Adirondacks. These 360-degree views allow you to revel in the beauty that surrounds us, spanning hundreds of miles as far as Canada.

Open from Mid May to October, this is a must on any travelers list when visiting the Adirondack Park.



Whiteface Mountain Gondola "Cloudsplitter" Rides

It's like a bird's eye view — in flight. The eight-person Cloudsplitter Gondola carries you and your family from the Main Base Lodge to the top of Little Whiteface. You'll see Lake Placid and its namesake village. To the east lies Lake Champlain. To the south stand the tallest peaks in New York State. You'll spot the ski jumps and the Ausable River. At the top, an observation deck and picnic area await you. These are some of the country's best views, and this is the best way to see them.



Ausable Chasm

Step back in time as you walk nature trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Stroll past Rainbow Falls, Elephant's Head, Column Rock, Hyde's Cave and the eerie quiet of Mystic Gorge. Descend hundreds of feet to walk on natural stone walkways and gaze upon eons of geologic history etched in stone. Add a scenic raft ride and float the legendary waters of the Ausable River through a maze of breathtaking rock formations sculpted over thousands of years by the river's currents. Open since 1870, this is one of America's oldest attractions.



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