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Camping without setting up a campsite


Camp Orenda is a privately owned 40-acre mountain property on a mountainside in Johnsburg in the spectacular Adirondack State Park of New York. Nearby is Gore Mountain ski area, the Hudson River, the ski town of North Creek, and 26 miles north west of Lake George.

Resort accommodations are five spacious custom made canvas tent cabins, each in a private, secluded setting. Every tent is equipped with the highest quality camping amenities.

Services are provided to make your outdoor experience a special one. In addition to the quality setup, all food and beverages are provided for your scheduled trip. Guests are served appetizing meals daily around the campfire with stargazing at night.

Outdoor packages offered are customized to fit your specific skills and interests. A wide section of activities are available including canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, rock-climbing, white-water rafting. Enjoyable activities offered for kids include arts & crafts, guided nature walks and tie dying.

Johnsburg is a town of 2,450 population at 2,287’ elevation. It was first settled in 1788 with north and western town boundary neighboring Hamilton County and the eastern edge of the Hudson River. It was named after early settler and founder John Thurman.

Portrait photographer Matthew Brady grew up in Johnsburg NY, famous for his Civil War photographs. Along the eastern side of Johnsburg is Mill Creek. Garnet Lake is south of Camp Orenda with a hamlet of the same name at the north end.

Warrensburg is 20 miles south east of Camp Orenda with a population of 4255. The town was first settled around 1790 and known as home to the ‘World’s Largest Garage Sale’. Also they host the Smoke-eaters Jamboree, an annual event in July with life music, food and games.

Mill Creek is a tributary of the Hudson River, also known as Tierken Kill. A Native American name for stream was Poetanock. Its mouth on the Hudson River opposite Albany NY. The creek has two waterfalls, the Upper Falls and Lower Falls.

Camp Orenda is a 4 hour drive of 219 miles from Rochester NY. Drive I-90 east to Utica exiting to route 12 north then east on route 8. Finally passing through the small town of Johnsburgh exit onto Armstrong road south with Camp Orenda at the intersection near Garnet Lake Road.
Here is a visitor’s impression of their visit.

“Over all we loved it! Camping in the mountains and woods but with a flush toilet and a hot shower!”

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