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Water's Edge Inn
Old Forge Camping Resort

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Do you allow air conditioners?

We do not have the electrical supply to be able to allow campers to run their air conditioning. If you have your own generator, you are welcome to use that to run your air conditioning between the hours of 8am and 10pm.

Do you offer discounted tickets to Enchanted Forest Water Safari?

Yes, we do offer discounted tickets to our guests ages 3 and older. Tickets can be purchased over the phone or in person at the Main Lodge, advanced notice is appreciated. Tickets are non-refundable.

If I enter after 3pm, do I get the next day for free?

The Siesta Savings offer is only valid at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. If you enter the park after 3pm, you receive a pass to enter the next day at no charge. This offer is not valid when redeeming a Siesta Pass.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Yes, 7 days advance notice is required for changes or cancellation to a reservation.Fees are dependent on length of stay and will incur the following charges at any time. 1-3 days $5.00, 4-7 days $10.00 and 8-14 days $15.00. (FOR STAY ‘N PLAY PACKAGES, YOU WILL RECEIVE A REFUND FOR CAMPING LESS THE RELEVANT FEE, BUT YOUR TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND GOOD FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON IN WHICH THEY ARE ORDERED). If cancellation occurs within 7 days of arrival, the deposit is forfeited along with any incurred reservation fees.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, we offer our Camper Card that entitles you to 10% off any site in our campground excluding Cottages. Membership may be purchased at our campground when you check-in for $10 and is valid for 2 years. Our Camper Card cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or coupons.

Are the cabins and cottages heated?

Yes, they are heated with propane and operate via a thermostat.

Is water available on the sites in the winter?

Water is available until mid-October on the sites. After that time, water is available in our Main Lodge, Cottages and restrooms only.

Is gas available for purchase?

Yes, for your convenience we offer ethanol free gas for snowmobiles in the winter only. We also have propane available year-round.

Is a permit required to ride on the trails?

Yes, we sell them right here at the campground or you may contact our local Information Center to purchase a permit or for further information please call 315.369.6983.

Is the campground plowed in the winter?

Yes, but we leave enough snow on the roads so you can easily access the trails via snowmobile.

Is hunting allowed in the campground?

No, hunting is not allowed. State land maps are available in our Lodge that show designated hunting areas.

How do I get to the snowmobile trails from the campground?

You can access the trails directly from our property.

Do you offer snowmobile rentals?

Snowmobile rentals are available in town. Give us a call and we will direct you.

Do you offer internet hookup?

We offer complimentary wireless Internet in and around our Main Lodge.

When do you close for the season?

We are open year round. The campground transforms into a winter wonderland. Ride the 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Enjoy cross-country & alpine skiing, snow shoe, or just escape from it all.

Do you have wildlife in your campground?

Yes, we do get occasional visits from our furry friends. Part of the beauty of the Adirondacks is observing the wonderful wildlife that makes our visit a memorable one.

Do you offer any packages that include admission to Enchanted Forest Water Safari?

Stay ‘N Play packages are available for any type of site except Cottages. You can view pricing on the Website under Special Offers or give us a call at 315.369.6011 or 1-800-CAMPING.

Do you offer packages with cottages?

We do not currently offer Cottage packages. You may still purchase discounted tickets. You can book a package with any other type of site Sundays-Thursdays only.

Are you still a KOA?

We are now Old Forge Camping Resort. We changed our name but everything else remains the same. We have the same owners, facilities, wonderful staff, and exceptional campground.

Is Enchanted Forest & Water Safari the same place?

They sure are. Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s largest water theme park. With over 50 rides and attractions, including 31 water rides, there is something for every member of the family

Are the campsites private, in open areas or wooded?

Our campground is located on 130 acres of woodland setting that allows for semi-private, partially sunny, and shaded sites.

Are there fish in your lake? What kind?

Yes, there are fish in Lake Serene. We stock our lake with Small Mouth Bass and Blue Gill fish.

What is there for kids to do at the campground?

We have our small private Lake Serene that has a family beach area for swimming. We have 2 playgrounds and you may bring bikes for the kids to ride in the campground. Helmets are required for children under 14, but suggested for all. We have a nature trail that is great for the family to take a short hike together and view the wildlife of the Adirondacks.

What should we bring with us if we are staying in a cottage?

You should bring all of your kitchenware, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, and all of your bedding. Cottages come equipped with 2 double beds and a single bunk above each double. Bring your sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, etc.

What do we need to bring with us to the cabins?

Each cabin comes equipped with a double bed and a set of single bunk beds. You must bring all of your bedding, sheets, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, etc. It’s like camping with a roof over your head.

How many people are allowed per campsite?

We have a 6 person maximum per campsite. If you have more than 6, you must rent another site. All of our rates are based upon 2 people and the additional charges for ages 12 and up are $7/night and children 3-11 are $5/ night.

Are there air-conditioners in the cabins or cottages?

No, there are no air conditioners in the Cabins or Cottages. Our cool Adirondack nights provide for a comfortable night’s sleep, or you may bring a fan if you wish.

Are there any bathroom/shower/water/kitchen facilities in the Cabins?

Cabins do not have any facilities. You would have to walk to one of our 7 centrally located bathroom and shower facilities located throughout the campground. Five of the seven restroom and shower facilities have a Camp Kitchen equipped with a stovetop and sink available during the summer months.

Is there a shuttle to Enchanted Forest Water Safari?

Yes, we offer a FREE shuttle that goes between the campground and the waterpark every hour during the summer.

Can I put a tent on a Cabin, Cottage or RV site?

Tents can be put up on cabin and RV sites as long as there is no more than 6 people maximum (regardless of age) on the site. Any tents that are put up on any site other than a designated tent site must be secured with PLASTIC stakes only, due to the electric and propane lines underground. Tents are NOT allowed on cottage sites.

Is there a store on the premises?

Yes, we have a Camp Store right in the Main Lodge that carries a variety of camping supplies, souvenirs, and basic grocery items. If you forget it, we probably carry it.

Do you allow All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) on the campground?

For the safety of everyone in the campground we do not allow ATVs, golf carts, or motorized scooters on our campgrounds or the trails in the Adirondack Park.

What if someone needs to get in touch with me while I’m staying at your campground?

If someone should call to leave a message it will be posted on the camper message board outside of the Main Lodge. Emergency messages will be delivered to your site.

Are there TVs or Phones in the Cabins or Cottages?

Our cabins and cottages are not equipped with telephones or televisions. We do offer TV /DVD player rentals for a nominal fee.

Is there cable hookup at your campground?

We do not offer cable hookup. We offer free satellite TV in the family lounge located in the Main Lodge.

What time is check out?

Check out is promptly at 11am

What time is check in? Can I check in early?

Check-in is after 2pm daily. Early check-ins are based upon availability and we cannot guarantee that your site will be ready before 2pm, especially during our busy summer season.

How far is Old Forge Camping Resort from the Enchanted Forest Water Safari?

We are just 1/2 mile up the road from the park. It’s a short 10 – 15 minute walk on a direct path or we offer a free shuttle bus

Are there grills at the campground?

There are charcoal grills outside the cottages only. All other sites come equipped with a fire circle and a picnic table. You could bring a small grill with you, or you may purchase a grill top from our camp store to place over your fire circle.

Do you offer bike rentals?

We do not offer bike rentals on premises, however they are available at a few sporting shops in town.

Can I have a fire at your campground?

You sure can! Every site comes complete with a fire-circle for your marshmallow roasting pleasure.

Do you offer a weekly rate?

We do not offer a weekly rate, however we do have lower nightly rates during the week in the Fall, Winter, and Spring

How far in advance do I need to make a reservation?

We accept reservations up to one year in advance. We require the first night’s deposit to secure your reservation at the time of booking. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or you may send in a Money Order. Sorry, but no personal checks are accepted.

Do I need a reservation to stay at your campground?

Reservations are suggested as our sites book quickly, especially on weekends and holidays. We do welcome walk-ins and do our best to accommodate them depending on availability.

Do you offer AAA discounts?

We do not offer AAA discounts but we do sell a Camper Card. The cost is $10 and you receive a 2 year membership and 10% off your total stay on any site except Cottages.

Is fishing allowed in your lake and do I need a license?

Catch & release fishing is allowed in our lake and no license is required.

Are boats allowed on the lake at your campground?

We do not allow motorized boats on our lake. You are welcome to bring your own paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes or rent them at Lake Serene Rentals.

Is there a swimming pool at the campground?

We do not have a swimming pool on the campgrounds, but we do have a small, man-made lake that offers a beach area for swimming. We are also located next to Enchanted Forest Water Safari, which boasts over 30 water rides and refreshing pools.

How many vehicles are allowed per campsite?

Most campsites can accommodate 2 vehicles. We have additional parking options for more than 2 vehicles

How many vehicles are allowed per campsite at the Old Forge Camping Resort?

Most campsites can accommodate 2 vehicles. We have additional parking options for more than 2 vehicles.

Are pets allowed at the Old Forge Camping Resort?

Yes, we gladly welcome domestic pets. They must never be left unattended at the campsite, always kept on a leash on the campgrounds, and most importantly cleaned up after. It is always a good idea to bring your pet’s vaccination records.

Can I walk to the Enchanted Forest Water Safari from your campground?

Yes, it is a 10 – 15 minute walk or you can take the free shuttle that departs daily from our campground

How many nights can I make my reservation for?

The allowed maximum length of a reservation is 14 nights,

Can I request a specific site at the Old Forge Camping Resort?

You may request a specific site number by making a Premium Reservation and we will guarantee the site of your choice for an additional non-refundable fee. If there is a maintenance issue with the site you have requested and we are unable to place you there, your Premium fee will be refunded and we will place you on a comparable site. We will make every effort to note your site preference, but WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SPECIFIC SITES WITHOUT BOOKING A PREMIUM RESERVATION. Stays of 1-3 days $10.00, 4-7 days $20.00 and 8-14 days $30.00

Does your campground offer gift cards?

Yes! We offer gift cards in the form of Splash Cash. Splash Cash can be used toward the purchase of any camping experience at Old Forge Camping Resort or at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Calypso’s Cove or Water’s Edge Inn. Buy online today and give as a gift instantly! Click here for more info. Splash Cash


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