General Campground Information

Check-in and Check-out Policy

Check-in time is 3pm daily. If you require early arrivals, please call and we will be happy to accommodate you if possible. Please note that early check-in may be subject to fee and availability.
Check-out time is 11am. Late check-out, when needed, is subject to availability and associated fees. Please inquire at the front desk if you need to check-out later than expected.

General Store / Registration Office Hours:

9am – 5pm

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours 11PM to 7AM seven days a week. Strictly enforced. Excessive/loud noise, music not tolerated at any time. Respect your fellow campers.

Pool Hours

In the summer months our heated pool is open 9am to 9pm as weather permits.
Please be aware that, for the safety of our guests, the pool will be closed when weather conditions necessitate.

Laundry Hours

Available 24 hours 7 days a week


As a courtesy and to ensure safety of our campground guests we ask that all visitors register at office. Guests staying overnight will be subject to a $7.00 charge per person in accordance with our reservation policy.

Fire Rules

All fires must be contained to single fire rings supplied. Fires must be attended to at all times and extinguished when not attended. Firewood is available at camp store for purchase, delivery to site available. Please help protect our trees; peeled birch trees die. Do not cut any trees or harvest wood dead or alive.
For a complete list of fire safety rules, please click on the link:

Recreation Rentals

We currently do not offer any equipment

Propane Fil

Available for fill up during store hours

Golf Cart Policy

Guests must have a valid driver's license to operate a golf cart on KOA property.

Trash policy

Pick at the site 8am – 10am or dumpsters are available at the KOA entrance

Speed Limit

5 mph

Holidays and Special Event Weekends

We have a 3 night minimum on certain Holidays and Special Event Weekends. Please check with us for details.

We Welcome Your Pets

We are happy to welcome your pets at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn. KOA. Please keep pets attended and on a leash. We ask that you clean up after your pets. THERE IS A ONE TIME FEE PER PET FOR OUR CABINS.

After Hours / Emergency Number

(518) 605-9778

Meet Your Hosts

Chip and Julie Grundon

All of our campers are treated like one of our family here at Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA.

Chip and Julie Grundon first experienced the Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA as campers in the 1980s as they shared their love of camping with their children. In 2009, after Chip's retirement from 22 years as a firefighter, the pair decided to make the leap to full-time campers. “Wearing the tires on not one, but two motorhomes, we've met so many great people at so many KOAs – it's like an extended family,” says manager Chip Grundon.

That sense of family is part of what led Chip and Julie to join KOA's Work Kamper program. Spending a few years traveling and working at the campgrounds they love, becoming managers seemed a natural progression. “Going from Work Kampers to managers has really been a great experience,” asserts Julie. “We get to meet and work with so many great people.”

Part of what makes their jobs so enjoyable is sharing what made them fall in love with Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA with so many guests. Known for a summer season full of themed dinners, family dance parties with their campground DJ and social get-togethers, Chip and Julie are excited to see all of the great campers come enjoy the beautiful Whiteface region.

“We are so excited to not only continue all of the activities campers come back year after year for, but to start this new adventure with our guests. It's just another chance for people to get hooked like we did.”

When not hooked on life at Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA Chip and Julie enjoy photography, spending time with their grandkids (who they only make work occasionally), hiking and, of course, camping.