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Camping in Adirondack Park
Sharp Bridge State Campground is located along the Schroon River off US 9 near North Hudson. There are forty campsites available and this campground is popular for those planning day hikes into the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. From I-87 exit 29 it is located 8 miles north on US 9 and from exit 30 it is three miles south on US 9. The GPS coordinates of the entrance to the campground is N44 02.625 W73 40.647.
There are many hiking adventures close by in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, Dix Mountain Wilderness and the Giant Mountain Wilderness. Our recommended hikes in this area include Hammond Pond, Challis Pond, Cheney Mountain and Belfry Mountain. You can also check out Shingletree Pond, with the trailhead only 0.2 miles south of the campground. There is a trail that starts at the campground and travels east toward East Mill Flow and Round Pond. Many campers explore this trail. Just be prepared because it is a long trail. At least do the first 0.8 miles that follow along the Schroon River up to the remains of an old bridge abutment that dates back to the 1800's.
Some maps show a trail across from the campground that heads toward the Dix Mountain Wilderness. This trail was called the Lindsay Brook Trail, but was abandoned due to major beaver activity. Look below for a few pictures from the campground and a campground map. You can find more information on this state campground, including reservations from the NY DEC website.
Campground sign along US 9
DEC Trail Sign along US 9 at entrance to Sharp Bridge
Schroon River and US 9 bridge in background
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