All but one of the 43 campgrounds operated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation are open for the Fourth of July weekend and most are expected to be filled to capacity.
The only one closed is Ausable Point on Lake Champlain. It’s still being cleaned up and repaired of damage caused by record high lake levels. A few boat launches on Lake Champlain aren’t fully functional yet, but they’re open.
DEC advises backcountry campers that trailhead parking lots and interior campsites in the Eastern High Peaks typically fill to capacity by Friday evening on the holiday weekend. Trails are muddy, water levels are higher than usual due to recent rains, and pesky mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies and no-see-ums are plentiful.