Limekiln Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Straddling Hamilton and Herkimer counties, the land that surrounds Limekiln Lake belonged to the Gould Paper Company until 1960. Its proximity to the towns of Inlet and Old Forge, Enchanted Forest, New York’s largest water theme park, short hikes to the summit of Rocky Mountain and Black Bear Mountain, and the presence of a pristine lake to explore by canoe or rowboat make this sizeable campground especially popular with families. Almost every site here includes a bear box—campers should take this warning seriously by keeping their area clean, removing garbage, and securing all food at night. Sites along the water don’t offer much of a buffer between neighbors, and more than a few of them get a lot of midday sun. Bathrooms lack sinks and paper towels/ hand dryers. This is a busy spot that experiences heavy traffic; reservations are definitely recommended."