Lake George Park Wants to Add 88 Sites
The town board in Queensbury, N.Y., is pursuing two changes to zoning that would enable Ledge View RV Park to add about 88 seasonal campsites to the park off Route 149, which now has 150 sites.
Patty Green, the park’s co-owner, said the additional sites would enable the park to expand its clientele of primarily long-term campers who come from Florida to spend May through Columbus Day in the region, the Glens Falls Post Star reported.
“It’s not for tent camping anymore. It’s luxury homes on wheels,” she said March 11 at a town board workshop.
Green said the expansion is not intended to compete with Lake George RV Park or the proposed Chocolate Moose Campground.
Those parks, she said, focus mostly on families, who stay for short periods of time.
The proposed expansion, like the campsites, would be open seasonally, with some RVs being stored during the winter but not used.
The RV park is separate from a next-door mobile home park the family also operates.
For the owner to move forward with the expansion, the board must approve a change in zoning on 43 acres of land to the east of the RV park to match the park’s zoning classification.
A portion of the 43 acres would be left as open space.
The board also must change language in its zoning code that limits campground use to no more than 120 consecutive days and no more than 200 days in a calendar year.
The RV park is exempt from the town restriction because it existed before the regulation was put in place.
The Adirondack Park Agency will have to approve the time restriction change, even though the campground is outside the Adirondack Park, because other campgrounds in town, which will be affected by the change, are in the park, said Craig Brown, the town’s zoning administrator.
The language might have to stipulate the change applies only to campgrounds outside the Adirondack Park, he said.
Board members said they are agreeable to the proposed changes.
The board will schedule a public hearing on the proposed changes at a future meeting.