Golden Beach Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Sometimes you can learn a lot from a name. For one of the longest stretches of sandy lakeshore in the Adirondacks, look no further than Golden Beach. In spite of its fairly remote setting, this large campground is popular among boaters and sun-seekers, along with individuals and families hoping to hook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, and sucker. Keep an eye out for common loons and common mergansers on the 5,935-acre lake, and listen for barred owls and great horned owls after dark. RVs are especially prevalent here, and sites along the central road don’t exactly afford campers much space or shade, especially sites 23–58. Access waterfront sites 185–208 directly from Route 28. For a history of Adirondack Park, visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, 8 miles east of Golden Beach on Route 28."