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Camping Grounds Potsdam NY

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Massena International
(315) 769-9483
84 County Route 42 Ext
Massena, NY
 
Riverside Campgrounds
(315) 389-4771
7 Saint Regis St
Brasher Falls, NY
 
Roscoe Campsites
(607) 498-5264
County Rd 179a
Roscoe, NY
 
Cherry Creek Mobile Home Park
(716) 296-5834
761 Southside Ave
Cherry Creek, NY
 
Riverside Campgrounds
(315) 389-4771
7 Saint Regis St
Brasher Falls, NY
 
Hillside Motel & Kampground
(315) 769-5403
15 Smith Rd
Massena, NY
 
Yogi's Deer Run Campground
(607) 849-6224
412 Jennings Rd
Marathon, NY
 
Thomas Island Koa
(315) 393-3951
4707 State Highway 37
Ogdensburg, NY
 
Twin Islands Campsite
(607) 498-5326
3199 Old State Route 17
Roscoe, NY
 
Pop's Lake Campground
(518) 883-8678
518 Centerline Rd
Galway, NY
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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