Erie Canal Home
The Erie Canal Bike Trail of New York
Erie Canal Trail home Buffalo Tonawanda Lockport Medina Brockport Greece Rochester Lyons Pittsford Fairport Palmyra Clyde Weedsport Syracuse Durhamville Newark Rome Utica Mohawk Canajoharie Amsterdam Schenectady Watervliet Albany Erie Canal Map
Erie Canal Map

Lock 15 State Campsite

Camping, Restroom, Water
Please call in advance
Old Station Rd

Lock 15 State Campsite is located on the Erie Canal Bike Trail, in Fort Plain NY

Electrical outlet available
Show directions from Lock 15 State Campsite to traveling
Lock 15 State Campsite
Your Current Location (if allowed by browser)
Erie Canal Bike Trail

Forum Discussions about Lock 15 State Campsite

Lock 15 State Campsite in Fort Plain
Gary from Vermont on 09/16/2022 10:00 AM:
I camped at lock 15 on 9/14/22. While it is free to camp and has some pluses the major minus would keep me from staying or recommending it.

On the plus side it is pretty with picnic tables and grills and a nice grassy area under trees and down to the canal edge. It also has potable water and portable toilet. There is also a power pedestal so you could charge your devices. It is close to Fort Plain which has a small supermarket and a few restaurants. Finally, the staff working at the lock and gate were very nice and informative.

There is also a tame peacock that lives in the area and visits campers.

The reason I cannot recommend this location was the lack of ability to get a good night of sleep. The train tracks are just across the canal and the freight trains ran all night with their whistles blowing and the sound of the engines and many trains on the track. On the other side of the lock is the NY Thruway with many loud trucks and flapping tarps also going all night. There were three of us camping at the lock and no one had a restful night of sleep which makes it challenging to have a good ride the next day.

Lock 15 State Campsite in Fort Plain
Cindy shutts from Fultonville on 06/06/2020 05:55 AM:
When they going to fill up the canal

wnybubba from Bflo-Roc on 06/10/2020 07:25 AM:
July 4th is the schedule. Google NYS Canal Corporation

Bop from Rochester on 06/10/2020 10:08 PM:
I've seen a number of boats east of Brockport. Bridges are all down other than Spencerport, which is a major mess (there's no roadbed) do to repair work stated last fall. The water blocks "don't know what to call then" have one door down from Greece to Hulberton.

Lock 15 State Campsite in Fort Plain
Cindy shutts from Fultonville on 06/06/2020 05:57 AM:
When they going to fill up the canal

Lock 15 State Campsite in Fort Plain
Kelly from Schenectady on 03/21/2020 12:33 PM:
Looking to leave shortly on a bike ride to Is lock 15 usually full or is there usually room

Bop from Rochester on 03/22/2020 03:31 PM:
The Canal hasn't been filled with water yet. The Locks aren't in operation.

Rick Hancock from Grafton on 04/18/2020 09:10 PM:
I think he means is the camping area usually full. At least that's how I'm interpreting it.

wnybubba from Bflo-Roc on 04/19/2020 10:50 PM:
Well... at this time any State campground is closed due to the NYS PAUSE Executive Order.

Lock 15 State Campsite in Fort Plain
Tom Ritchey Breakaway traveling Utica to Albany 9/14/19 on 09/13/2019 06:27 AM:
Expecting to camp at block 15. Can someone tell me if they think there will be room there for us me

John from Cobleskill from Cobleskill on 09/14/2019 02:23 PM:
yes there's a lot of room at Lock 15

Lock 15 State Campsite in Fort Plain
Tom Ritchey Breakaway traveling Utuca to Albany 9/13/19 on 09/13/2019 06:23 AM:
Does any have an opinion about my chances of being able to camp at Lock 15. Will it be full? Is it safe? Thank you.