Lodging and Camping Overview

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The Adirondack Mountain Club’s unique lodges and camps are as close as you can get to the East’s greatest wilderness. Hundreds of miles of marked wilderness trails and New York’s highest peaks are within easy reach of our facilities. Space is limited, especially on weekends, so book early. For reservations, call 518-523-3441 or book online. ADK members get 10 percent off all accommodations.

Stay and play with us. Your reservation supports ADK’s efforts to protect New York State’s wild lands and waters.


Adirondak Loj

The historic Adirondak Loj on Heart Lake is 8 miles south of Lake Placid, NY. Accommodations include private rooms, bunkrooms, and a loft. The Loj serves a family-style breakfast and dinner daily. In addition, guests have the option of having a trail lunch packed for them in the morning. Open year-round.

Johns Brook Lodge

Located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks, Johns Brook Lodge (JBL) is the only backcountry lodge in the Adirondacks. JBL is accessible by a 3.5-mile foot trail from the Garden parking area in Keene Valley, NY. JBL sleeps 28, is open year-round and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner during July and August.

Camps and Cabins

Camp Peggy O’Brien and Grace Camp

Camp Peggy O’Brien and Grace Camp are located on our Johns Brook Property near JBL. The cabins sleep 12 and 6 people respectively. Each cabin has a full set of kitchenware, a sink but no running water, propane lights and heat, and bunks with mattresses. Open year-round.

Wiezel Trails Cabin, Campground Cabin, and Tyler Cabin

The Wiezel Trails Cabin sleeps 16, in four 4-person bunkrooms. There is a complete kitchen, living area, and two full bathrooms. The cabin is open from October through April. The Campground Cabin sleeps 4 in one bunkroom, has a private bathroom, kitchen, living area, an outdoor fireplace, and picnic area. This cabin is open year-round. Tyler Cabin sleeps 6 in two bedrooms (and a pull-out sofa in the living room), has one bathroom, kitchen, dining, and living area, an outdoor fireplace, and picnic area. Tyler Cabin is open year-round had has a view of Heart Lake.

Campgrounds and Lean-tos

Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake

The Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake offers 16 Adirondack lean-tos, 35 wilderness campsites, 6 “canvas cabins,” and one camp (Birch Camp).

Johns Brook Valley Lean-tos

There are three lean-tos located on our Johns Brook Property. These are private lean-tos that sleep up to six people and must be reserved in advance. Each lean-to is located near Johns Brook, has a picnic table, and bear canisters are provided from June through September.

Weddings and Events

Wedding Ceremony on the shore of Heart Lake

Sandy Payne

Heart Lake Program Center

The Heart Lake Program Center offers a unique location for your wedding or special event. We offer various ceremony and reception options for up to 75 people and will work closely with you to provide a custom experience for your special occasion. For more information please contact Baylee Crowningshield, Baylee@dev.adk.org, 518-523-3441 ext 110.

EV Chargers

ADK offers two EV chargers as a complimentary service to all of the guests and visitors of the Heart Lake Program Center. To ensure this service is available to all EV drivers, ADK requests that you relocate your vehicle to another parking spot as soon as possible after you are finished using the charger. For assistance, please see an attendant inside the High Peaks Information Center. Thank you for supporting ADK!


The Adirondak Loj is located within our Heart Lake Property, which provides trailhead access to several peaks within the Adirondack Park. The parking area for this location, as well as the referenced trails, have mixed surfaces that include irregular features such as exposed roots and stones. Handicapped Parking is available at both the Adirondak Loj and our Hiker’s Parking Lot.

The Adirondack LOJ was built in 1927. Because of this, the LOJ has limited physical accessibility for visitors with disabilities. That said, some of our buildings are not necessarily accessible to those who cannot negotiate stairs or narrow non-standard doorways.

The Heart Lake Property features a 4-season washhouse with wheelchair-accessible toilets and a roll-in shower. This washhouse is located within the Wilderness Campground. The High Peaks Information Center is accessible by wheelchair. There is a ¼ mile universal access trail near Heart Lake that includes a platform overlooking Heart Lake with a view of the mountains.

The Johns Brook Lodge property is only accessible by a four-mile hike through the woods.

ADK strives to provide an experience accessible for all and will do our best to work with anyone who requests assistance. For additional information please contact us at 518-523-3441 or email Loj@dev.adk.org. If you would like additional information regarding accessibility, room layout, or other information, please contact us at 518-523-3441 and we will be happy to assist you directly.

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