Local Area Attractions Near Natural Bridge / Watertown KOA Journey
Natural Bridge KOA is a GREAT Base Camp to explore all the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands has to offer. All of the listed attractions are within 60 minutes of the campground
Take a boat trip out to Boldt Castle and learn the love story of George and Louise Boldt.
Castle is located on Heart Island in the 1000 Islands and is only accessible by boat.
45 minute scenic drive from Natural Bridge KOA.
Zoo New York
Before the dawn of modern America, bison and elk wandered the land now known as New York State, while lynx prowled in dense forests and giant eagles soared through the sky. Though rhe landscape and inhabitants have drastically changed, many of these same animals can still be discovered in their natural habitat, at Zoo New York.
30 minute drive into Watertown from Natural Bridge KOA.
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
Following the outbreak of the war between the United States and Great Britian in June of 1812, Sackets Harbor became the center of American naval and military activity for the upper St Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario.
Experience the history of the area and enjoy the quaint waterside town restaurants, shops and bakeries.
50 minute drive to Lake Ontario from Natural Bridge KOA.
U.S. Army Fort Drum
Fort Drum, located in beautiful Northern New York in Jefferson County, is home to the 10th Mountain Division (LI). Over 19,000 military members and their families call Fort Drum home and they employ nearly 5,000 civilian employees from the surrounding communities.
If you're lucky... you can hear the sounds of freedom from time to time.
15 minute drive from Natural Bridge KOA.
Local Area Recreation Near Natural Bridge / Watertown KOA Journey
Water Sports - Star Lake
This quaint, pristine, and angular shaped lake boasts ample aquatic recreational opportunities for the entire family. The crystal-clear lake water is excellent for fishing for lake trout, swimming, and for all types of water sports and boating. From canoes and kayaks, to the unique "motorized rafts" (which is what Star Lake is famous for), to motor boats and jet skis, tubing, knee boarding and water skiing, to "REAL life social networking" (Relaxing, meeting new folks and having a good time at The very popular "Sand bar" in the center of the lake)... this lake has something for everyone! Whatever your leisure, one thing is certain... Star Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the Adirondacks.
30 minute scenic drive into the Adirondacks from Natural Bridge KOA.
Hiking - Baker Wood Preserve
Over 3 miles of trails extend throughout the preserve, including access to an Indian River landing and non-motorized boat launch. Visitors are invited to "Leave No Trace" and enjoy the lands for years to come. 6 minute drive from Natural Bridge KOA.
Horseback Riding - Stillmeadow Ranch
Welcome to Stillmeadow Ranch! Located near the western edge of the Adirondacks, in the Tug Hill Region of New York, Stillmeadow Ranch is an ideal stable for any and all horse experiences. Take a ride through scenic meadows and peaceful woods on horseback. Stillmeadow Ranch offers guided tours and lessons. No experience required, ages 6 and up. 50 minute drive from Natural Bridge KOA.
Fishing - Lake Bonaparte
Lake trout and brown trout are present in small numbers and may be taken in open water or by ice fishing. The most common angling targets are northern pike, largemouth bass or panfish. Northern pike up to 25" and large or smallmouth bass up to 18" are reasonably common. As of 2012, about 2,800 brown trout and 800 lake trout were being stocked annually.10 minute drive into the Adirondacks from Natural Bridge KOA.
Waterfall Tour - Cranberry Lake
The Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour encompasses six easy-to-reach falls along a 20-mile drive. A couple of the waterfalls can be seen from the road, a couple require a short hike to reach, and one, Lampson Falls, is wheelchair accessible. The tour can be done in an afternoon, but it's more fun to take an entire day so there's time to fully enjoy each. Some of the falls are quite dramatic, while others have a gentle slope — all are worth checking out! To start the tour, follow Route 3 west from Tupper Lake for about 35 miles, then turn right on Tooley Pond Road. This road is about a mile after Cranberry Lake and just before a bridge over the Oswegatchie River. 45 minute scenic drive into the Adirondacks from Natural Bridge KOA.