John Dillon Park

A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake.

Approximately 17 miles south of Tupper Lake you will find John Dillon Park. Operated by Paul Smith’s College, this park is one of the only parks of its kind in the Adirondacks. This unique facility was a dream of retired International Paper CEO and Paul Smith’s College Alumnus John Dillon. He envisioned a place where everyone could enjoy the Adirondack landscape - no matter who you are! The lean-to’s, fishing docks and gentle crusher lined trails can accommodate hiker and campers of all abilities and are wheelchair accessible. 

Parks Amenities:

9 Lean-to sites - All are fully accessible either by ramp or by transfer from a wheelchair and are equipped with a fold-down bed, fireplace and picnic table.

  • 1 tent site
  • Composting outhouse at all sites
  • Animal proof food storage areas near lean-tos
  • Firewood is delivered daily to each campsite by park staff
  • Portable solar recharges are available for battery-powered wheelchairs
  • Fully accessible trail network
  • Canoe and kayak put in
  • Electric pontoon boat rides available
  • Handicap accessible fishing dock
  • Water available at the welcome center
  • Picnic areas for day trips
  • All camping and amenities are free 
  • Reservations for overnight trips required

Park Open: May 24 - August 23

Check out the John Dillon Park website for more information

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