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Camping Grounds Watertown NY

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Tug Hill Campgrounds
(315) 688-2267
Route 177
Copenhagen, NY
 
Millsite Lake Enterprises
(315) 628-5793
42631 Route 21
Theresa, NY
 
Birch Haven Campground
(908) 647-1441
P.o. Box 279
Clayton, NY
 
Lanz's Motel, Cottages & Trailer Park
(315) 686-5690
40033 Nys Rt 12
Clayton, NY
 
Upper Delaware Campgrounds Inc
(845) 887-5344
Creamery Rd
Callicoon, NY
 
Black River Bay Campgrounds
(315) 639-3735
16129 Foster Park Rd
Dexter, NY
 
Allen's Boat Livery
(315) 646-2486
16750 Allen Dr
Sackets Harbor, NY
 
Cedar Point State Park
(315) 654-2522
36664 Cedar Point Park Dr
Clayton, NY
 
Riverside Acres
(315) 686-4001
38447 State Route 12e
Clayton, NY
 
Twin Islands Campsite
(607) 498-5326
3199 Old State Route 17
Roscoe, 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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