Lewey Lake
Camping/Kayaking Weekend
September 24-26, 2010

Special Note (Earlybird Friday Paddle) - For those who are interested, we will meet on Friday at 1:00 PM at the small beach park in Speculator.  There is a parking lot and launch site across the road from the beach.  Early paddlers will have the option of having dinner in Speculator before going to the campground.

Friday 9/24/10 – Sunday 9/26/10 – Camping Weekend at Lewey Lake State Campground.  We will be camping in the area of  sites 107 and 122. These sites are on the water and should be accessible to Lewey Lake.  Be sure to make your reservations ASAP. www.reserveamerica.com .

Weekend Activities: Saturday group paddle on Indian Lake – bring picnic lunch. There will be a bring-a-dish to pass dinner for Saturday evening at our campsite - Janice and I have site 121. At this time, you are on your own for all meals.  However, may plan a group breakfast or dinner at a later date.

Experience Level: This paddle is not for beginners. September can be cool and breezy. Paddlers must feel comfortable on open water with 1-2 feet swells and paddling 10-12 miles.  Be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment. A spray skirt would be helpful

From the Quiet Water Canoe Guide: Indian Lake offers wonderful paddling opportunities with many bays, inlets, protected coves and islands to explore. Paddle the lake’s southern half – more protected than north end of lake; southern half is where most of the campsites are. Paddling out from the boat access at end of the western arm, note Snowy Mountain to the north (potential to see peregrine falcons); two picnic areas available – smaller one approximately 2.0 miles down, on an island right hand side of shore; 2nd area is at the very end of the arm – has picnic tables, grate, outhouse, wide boat-landing area; boasts beautiful series of cascading waterfalls w/ brook; paddle to Jessup River and return.

Directions: From New York State Thruway (I-90), Exit 27 at Amsterdam; north on Route 30 through the villages of Wells, and Speculator. Campground is 12 miles north on Route 30 from Speculator on the left side of the road.

Please Note: Directions for each trip are provided to help people unfamiliar with the area to find the location of the trip. They are not meant to necessarily be the most direct route from your own location.