Lewey Lake
Camping/Kayaking Weekend
September 21-23, 2012

Indian Lake

Friday Earlybird Paddle Update
See Below

Note: Last year we camped on the side of the lake near the showers (Campsites 138-161).  These campsites are bigger, nicer, near the shower, and either near or on the water accessible to Lewey Lake.  However, some people have opted to return to the non-shower of the lake and some people have opted to stay on the shower side of the lake.  So its up to you to pick a campsite.   Also, some campers may be going up on Thursday.  If you are interested in camping, you will need to make your own campsite reservations through Reserve America Online.

Friday Earlybird Paddle
For those who are interested, we will meet on Friday at 12:00 PM at the small beach park in Speculator.  There is a parking lot and launch site across the road from the beach (See second map below).  We will paddle on the river.  A request has been made to start the Friday paddle a little later so that paddlers could have time to set up before the paddle and finish the paddle closer to dinner time.  Therefore, we will still have the 12:00 PM paddle for those who are interested and we will have a second paddle at 2:00 PM for those who wish to paddle later.  A third option is for those paddlers who wish to paddle both.   Early paddlers will have the option of having dinner at the Speculator Inn.

Saturday Group Breakfast
Breakfast will be hosted by Jim Hunter on site 113.  Please be sure to post on the Message Board the dish you wish to bring to pass.

Saturday Group Paddle 
Location to be determined.

Saturday Group Dinner
Dinner will be hosted by Roger and Anne on site 148.  Please be sure to post on the Message Board the dish you wish to bring to pass.

If you have already reserved a site, please post the number of the site that you will be on.  We may be spread out this year, so it would be helpful to know where people are.

Please also post what you would like to bring to the breakfast and dinner.

Note:  You are on your own for any other meals.

Experience Level: September can be cool and breezy. If you are going to paddle Indian Lake, you must feel comfortable on open water with 1-2 feet swells and paddling 10-12 miles.  Other easier paddles may be available. 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

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Map to Friday Earlybird Paddle in Speculator

View Speculator Launch in a larger map