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Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We chose to stay in a Lean-to at the Wilderness Campground for a post-peak foliage weekend in October. While the location was ideal (close to awesome hikes, secluded lake-front sites), our stay was marred by the poor customer service offered by the Loj. I don't typically have high expectations when I go camping, but at $45 a night, we expected... More 

Thank Hannah G
Rachel K, Manager at Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, I'm very sorry to hear of your less than satisfying experience and the poor quality of customer service you received. We definitely should have communicated to you regarding the closing of our seasonal bathrooms and I apologize that that was not done. We did credit you the half price rate for the second night of your stay. We... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our family of four camped here for one week in July. It was the best camping trip we have ever had (and we camp at least 6 times a year!). The forest is a magnificent escape from the noise, smells and crowds of everyday life. The property was beautifully maintained. The spaces were large and well spaced. The bathhouse was... More 

Thank rkf211
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Our family of four camped here for a week in July 2016. The last few years we have camped at many different campgrounds from Georgia to the Canadian Rockies. The Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake was a mixed bag. First the positives. The location is amazing for hiking the high peaks with so many trails just a few hundred feet... More 

1 Thank Andy S
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have been there last year and will come back this weekend. Cannot wait. The staff at the Adirondack Mountain Club is more than friendly. Everytime I contact them by email I receive an almost immediate answer. The website is user friendly and easy to use to make reservation. As for the campsite itself, the staff at the information desk... More 

Thank JanieHMTL
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My husband and I have come here 3 times. We live in Pennsylvania so get up to Lake Placid once a year for hiking. Our favorite thing about this site is the reservable lean-tos. They aren't very cheap but it's such a great experience to stay in a lean-to when you're not a backpacker, it's especially great for storing stuff... More 

1 Thank Charlotte C
Drumbo, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Our camping experience at the Wilderness Campground had pros and cons. While we have camped throughout our lives in Canadian National and Provincial parks, we may have come with high standards. The property features many great amenities including spacious sites, a convenient location (close to trail heads and Lake Placid) and a relatively clean bathroom to share among the 32... More 

1 Thank melbcam
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the peacefulness at this campground. Our leanto had privacy, was right on the lake, a very comfy campsite. Above all, it is the perfect place to stay to hike many of the Adirondack high peaks. Can't wait to return.

1 Thank Donnawinnie
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

AMC owned and managed. Bathrooms were clean. Loj is for guests only but firewood and ice are available for anyone. Campsites are reasonably well placed apart. We had booked a lean-to fortunately. It torrentially poured and it made the camping experience a little more bearable for my wife! However, the lean-to is a low profile so don't expect to get... More 

2 Thank Jules E
Millville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

A small group of us stayed here for 2 nights in one of the canvas cabins. It was clean inside and the bunks were comfortable. The bunks were noisy when you move around though. Earplugs are an excellent idea for the bunk bed noise and the idiots who sit around the campfire smoking who knows what and laughing loudly until... More 

2 Thank WhereAREyou2013
Ottawa, Canada
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150 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I've stayed here a couple of times, and always enjoy it. It's a no-frills campsite - there isn't a swimming pool, playground or activities planned for you. It's also a little back country feeling, as it's next to impossible to get a signal for your phone, although you can get free wifi near the Loj. There is a comfort station... More 

4 Thank anya_at_large

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Adirondack Mountain Club's Wilderness Campground offers a variety of primitive camping opportunities. The seasonal washhouse is available during the spring, summer, and fall; this facility has men and women's washrooms with showers, toilets, and sinks. During the winter months guests are able to use the facilities in the High Peaks Information Center. All food must be stored inside a vehicle to avoid attracting wildlife. Firewood must be purchased on site to prevent the spread of invasive species. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake

Address: 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Adirondak Loj, Lake Placid, NY
Region: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Number of rooms: 54
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“Campsites 7 through 11 are among the biggest and most private, with easy access to the field and swimming area.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnDoeTennessee, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The good lean-tos book up very quickly so if you're interested in that I recommend reserving one early.”
  • Lean to #3. Really convenient for storing your gear.
 of 5 bubbles charlottec497, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
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