Old Forge/Nicks Lake
Camp and Paddle Weekend
June 23-25, 2017





Old Forge, NY


Nick�s Lake is by Old Forge.  It is our first camping/kayaking weekend of the 2017 paddling season. Our main paddle will be on Saturday, but for those interested, we will also be paddling on Friday and Sunday.  If you do not wish to camp, you are still welcome to join us for the paddle on Saturday.  We will leave the campground after the community breakfast cleanup.  You should be at the campground by 10 AM.  Look for us on Loop C.
If you are interested in camping, you will need to make your own campsite reservations through Reserve America Online.  We will be in LOOP C. You are welcome to camp anywhere you want, but it's nice if we can all be in the same area.
 
Schedule of Events

Friday paddle: We will paddle Fourth and Fifth Lakes launching from Fourth Lake Picnic Area, Access to Alger Island. From the Old Forge Marina launch it is 5.7 miles on South Shore Rd. Look for DEC sign. Meet at 1 P.M. on Loop C.

Friday Evening: You can choose to dine at the Back Door Bar (behind the Front Door Diner) or eat at the campground.
Saturday Group Breakfast: Saturday Group Breakfast: Saturday morning we will share breakfast on site 44 in Loop C. Eric is our host. PLEASE post your dish on the message board.

Saturday paddle: Saturday Paddle: After breakfast we will paddle the Moose River from Rondaxe Rd. Meet at 10 AM on Loop C.

Saturday Group Dinner: Saturday Group Dinner: The shared dinner location is site 31 on Loop B. Spiderman will be our host. PLEASE post what you will be bringing.

Sunday Paddle: Sunday Paddle: We will be flexible and see where kayakers would like to paddle. Some will be packing up, so we typically meet at 11 AM.

Please Note: If you plan to paddle with us on Friday or Saturday and are not camping, please let us know. Paddle locations and times could change due to unforeseen circumstances, like the unpredictable weather.

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 into Old Forge. The first brown campground sign is on the right by the school. Follow the signs to the campground.