Old Forge/Nicks Lake
Camp and Paddle Weekend
June 15-17, 2012


Moose River


We will be camping at Nicks Lake outside Old Forge on Friday and Saturday nights and doing a paddle on Saturday. For those people who are interested, we will also be doing a paddle on Friday. If you are interested in camping, you will need to make your own campsite reservations through Reserve America Online.

Update: On Saturday June 16th we will be doing the paddle and rail on The Moose River from Tickner's to where the train will pick us up (6 mile paddle). We are looking at possibly a second group who will paddle a longer distance, more than the 6 mile paddle. The main group will leave Tickner's around noon. We did this paddle three years ago it was well received. We need a count of the number of people who plan to paddle this trip so please post a message on the message board. The price is $28.00 for you and your boat for the around trip back to Tickner's.


Jim & Mickey Hunter will host breakfast on Saturday morning at 8:30 am on site 80. The Hunters will make pancakes and coffee, please bring a dish to pass.
Please post your dish on message board.

Saturday night get together will be hosted by Sue & Dan on site 74. You will need to bring a dish to pass and please post what that dish will be on the message board.


River & Rail – Paddle Down &Ride Back Aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Paddle the Middle Branch of the Moose River from Tickner’s dock in Old Forge to their private whistle stop along the historic Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Yes, you and your boat travel back to town via this vintage train.

The Moose River drifts slowly downstream towards Lock & Dam, an old wooden spillway, then twists and turns through the Black River Wild Forest. Views of Flatrock and Little Round Top Mountains blend with lowland cedar marshes. Approximately six miles downstream, paddlers pull out at Tickner’s landing, where boats and people are boarded and return on a scheduled train. Transportation is provided back to Tickner’s shop from the train station. Two short 25-yard portages are necessary with one optional carry around a set of riffles


We are looking at camping in Loop C this year (the one with the nice shower).  Sites may go fast, so if you are interested, make your reservations A.S.A.P.  More information will be posted when it is available.