Lake Eaton
Camping/Kayaking Weekend
August 21-23, 2015

Long Lake, NY

The Lake Eaton campground is 12 miles north of the Adirondack Museum and 1.5 miles from the Village of Long Lake. We will plan to follow our normal schedule.  You will need to make your own campsite reservations through Reserve America Online.  We will be reserving in the area of sites 60-85, 120-135 (See Campground Map).  Read carefully because some are walk-to sites (Park car & carry your gear).  You will need to reserve ASAP because sites go fast.  We are also looking for people to host the Saturday group breakfast and the Saturday group dinner.

Directions:  Take the NYS Thruway east from Syracuse to Exit 33 (Route 365). Take Route 365 toward Rome, NY. There are several turns as Route 365 goes around Rome, so watch for the Route 365 signs. Continue on Route 365 to Routes 12 & 28 North toward Old Forge. Take Route 28 North to Long Lake.  Turn left on Route 30 North.  The campground entrance is 2.5 miles on the left.
GPS info 43.98883, -74.46196

Schedule of Events

Friday's paddle: Little Tupper Lake (or equivalent). We may check out some of the other small lakes in the area prior to Friday and select a new launch. Tupper is gorgeous and I'm sure many will not mind a repeat paddle there. Directions to the Tupper launch: Take a left out of the campgrounds (north on Rt 30). After approx 7.7 miles look for a sign on the left that says William C Whitney Wilderness Area Little Tupper Lake Headquarters. That is Sabattis Rd. Take that left hand turn and follow the signs to the Headquarters (4 miles).

Friday night: You may choose to dine in town at a local restaurant or at your campsite.

Saturday's breakfast will be shared on Eric's site 81 at 9 AM. Please post what you will bring on the message board.

Saturday's paddle: Bog River Flow toward Lows Lake. A few of us paddled this at last year’s weekend and it is a new favorite. It is also ranked very high on the list of Adirondack favorites in several publications. Parking on the one lane road and unloading is tricky, but well worth the hassle. The crowded access point is off route 421.

Saturday evening we will share supper at 6:30 PM on a site TBD (it could be yours). Please post what you will bring on the message board.

Sunday's paddle: Forked Lake. We only paddled a small portion of this beautiful lake last year and will continue to explore more this year. Directions to one launch: Turn right out of the campgrounds (south on Rt 30). Approx 3.3 miles south of Custard's Last Stand in Long Lake on Route 28N/30 watch for the Buttermilk Falls sign on the right (North Point Rd). Turn right at that sign and go past the falls. Turn right by Campground sign onto Forked Lake Campsite Rd. Drive to the end. The second launch is from North Point Rd canoe carry. We can choose which launch to use over a campfire Saturday evening.

View Lake Eaton in a larger map