About


International Paper-John Dillon Park is managed by Paul Smiths College. This park is very unique in it’s partnerships, with the recent addition of St. Joseph’s Addiction Recovery and Treatment Center. John Dillon Park is run by an endowment through International Paper. This unique park’s mission is to offer free camping for individuals, friends, and families with functional differences.

Built to ADA standards in 2005, we offer an experience like no other. Each of our 9 lean-tos are complete with ramps, wheel-chair accessible sleeping platforms, accessible toilets, picnic tables, ADA compliant fire pits with swing away grills, and even portable charging stations for a power chair or a CPAP device.

Our services at John Dillon Park include offering to help bring gear to your campsite, delivering free firewood, trash removal, and even assistance in setting up a tent. Someone is always on call 24 hours a day.

Here at the park, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where you can explore 3.5 miles of hard packed trails, free of roots and rocks, gentle slopes, and benches at regular intervals. Take a scenic ride around Grampus Lake on an accessible pontoon boat and don’t forget your fishing pole!