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4582 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4103
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#5 of 12 Specialty lodging in Lake Placid
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We are a family run campground located in Lake Placid, NY. This campground offers quiet wooded tent and camper/RV sites as well as cabins. It's a great place to enjoy a hot shower and a campfire after a long day exploring the town or the mountains. Just remember, stress is caused by not camping enough...
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Amy C wrote a review Sep 2020
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I don't normally leave reviews, but after reading so many complaints about Draper's Acres and then staying there myself, I wanted to be sure to put in my two cents. This is the PERFECTLY LOCATED, AFFORDABLE camping spot to stay at when camping for the purposes of hiking. It's not glamping, unless you make it such, but you sure do get a bang for your buck at Draper's Acres. My positive experience began before I even stayed at the campground. Upon reading so many negative reviews (small sites, too close to the road, dark and hard to navigate at night), I promptly contacted the owners and started asking questions...a lot of them. And every single one of my emails was responded to promptly, kindly and with no hint of annoyance. And trust me, I asked a lot of questions. The owners gladly shifted my reservations several times and their responsiveness put any of my fears to rest. My party was assigned three large sites with ample room for tents, cars and EZ ups. While there are smaller sites than those we were situated on, all seemed sufficient enough for several cars and tents. The sites are spread out sufficiently with woods between each to give a sense of privacy. Yes, there's obviously a moderatly used highway located right next to the campground, but it's nothing that you can't ignore or drown out with some earplugs at night. We still found the camping to be very serene and tranquil despite the sound of traffic every once in a while. The fact that we paid $40 per night for sites with fire pits, drinkable water on site, electric, warm and clean showers, clean portapoties, affordably priced wood and ice, well, I'm here to say I can't possibly see what someone could possibly have to complain about! At a price like that, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks, Draper's Acres is a great value, offering an excellent experience with a side of awesome customer service. We'll be back MANY TIMES over!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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No Boundaries Adventures wrote a review Jun 2020
Imperial, Pennsylvania25 contributions31 helpful votes
The location of this campground is its strongest selling point. It is next to the Van Hoevenburg Recreation Area, 13 minutes from Adirondack Loj, only 8 minutes from Lake Placid. A nice place to set up a base camp. Showers are small and cramped, but have running hot water. Campsites are a bit close, but the place was not crowded when we were there so peace and quiet was not a problem.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Penny R wrote a review Oct 2019
Grayling24 contributions5 helpful votes
We were on a family vacation with three campers. Had seen the good reviews for this campground. We were very disappointed. First, we all changed sites that were originally in a wooded area but next to some rather run down trailer homes. We moved to an open field area that was next to a noisy highway. The field had several large rocks sticking up that we each needed to navigate around. The slant to the area was significant and we all had trouble getting level. The water and electric hookups were on the wrong side for our site. The shower house was old and in much need of updating. The building that housed the office was messy inside and out. This campground has much potential and we hope that the owners make improvements.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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noodles7376 wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom47 contributions14 helpful votes
We have been travelling all around the Adirondacks and Ottawa in an RV, a first for us, from the U.K. we stayed here two nights. We arrived late and our site details were left for us on a board. Our site was covered by trees and quite small, and we were sharing with numerous mosquitoes and bugs. We didn’t visit the shower facilities but we had read comments about the friendly staff, which had swayed us to choose here. We went in to pay and ask for recommendations on things to do and we were told to shhh, as the baby was sleeping. We weren’t given much advice, which was a shame....maybes it was an off day for them. Close to Lake Placid
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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patrick wrote a review Jun 2019
Watertown, New York235 contributions9 helpful votes
Came with a youth group, 4 sites, 2 nights, we hiked nearby Pitchoff mountain the second day. Really close to Cascade and Pitchoff. Sites were field sites, picnic table, double water taps, electric, 3 minute walk to bathrooms (hot water too!). Pleasant staff, easy in and out, no problems at all, no bears, no raccoons. It rained a bit, rainwater went right off the site, good drainage. If i return to lake placid for tenting, this is where i am going- Thanks, Drapers!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kerri S wrote a review Oct 2018
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Staff is super friendly and easy to work with via phone. Clean grounds & bath house. Our camp site was perfect for our tight, but too small to park our truck. We will return,but will ask for bigger lot for truck.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SoNiceOutside wrote a review Sep 2018
Oswego, New York43 contributions9 helpful votes
I reserved a tent space and asked for a spot away from the restrooms & ended up with a fantastic campsite that made it feel like I had the mountains to myself! Friendly staff, even delivered firewood right to my site. Very clean (except for thoughtless campers who littered). Showers are free now tho a bit rustic but who cares, they worked! Will definitely return again
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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getoutandplay59 wrote a review Sep 2018
Rochester, New York1 contribution
We booked a tent site here on the holiday weekend, as we were going to hike three peaks. Typically we are backpackers but given it was a out and back hike, we decided to try Drapers. This place was awesome. The campsites were super spacious. We had a normal site and fit four tents (and one of them was a circus tent for 8), strung a hammock, parked two cards comfortably and hung a hammock in the trees. The fire pits are build nicely, picnic table was in great shape. The wash houses were very nice for a campground and even had a set of them where you get your own individual bathroom, sink and shower. I went up to meet the owner and chatted for a few...they are super laid back, seem to love what they do and have plans for the future in the campground. The price is more than reasonable for the location to the peaks, skiing and if you want to go hang around placid. I saw they have cabins as well. We plan on going back for sure.....as this was just too convenient and totally meets the needs of any camper.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Joni M wrote a review Aug 2018
Hamden Ct.122 contributions32 helpful votes
We loved this campground. We don't stay in private campgrounds very often because we don't like to be squeezed in. Drapers acres was like a state or National park. lots of space. Very rustic but with full hookups. A real treat. And it was close to the best hiking trails. Can't wait to go back. Road noise was not an issue as we just kept our fan on all night.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from DrapersAcres, Owner at Draper's Acres
Responded 10 Aug 2018
Thanks for the kind words!
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Thea M wrote a review Jul 2018
Chagrin Falls, Ohio29 contributions4 helpful votes
What a nice campground. The owners were super helpful. The site was pretty and quiet. We were trailer camping but their tents sites were great. Bathhouse was clean. Campground was very tidy. Really enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DrapersAcres, Owner at Draper's Acres
Responded 13 Jul 2018
Thank you for the positive vibes! Come back to stay with us again some time!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Draper's Acres
Which popular attractions are close to Draper's Acres?
Nearby attractions include Lake Placid (7.7 km), Mount Jo (6.4 km), and John Brown Farm State Historic Site (5.7 km).
What are some restaurants close to Draper's Acres?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt of the Earth Bistro, Lisa G's, and Big Slide Brewery & Public House.
Are pets allowed at Draper's Acres?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Draper's Acres?
Many travellers enjoy visiting John Brown Farm State Historic Site (5.7 km).