Launch Time 12:00 noon
Kayuta Lake is located on the way to Old Forge. The paddle is through a series of small lakes and the Black River. Be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment. A spray skirt would be helpful.
Note: We typically stop half way through the paddle for a break. Feel free to bring something to snack on. Also, be sure to note the weather conditions and check the website for last minute changes or cancellations.
Directions from Syracuse: Take the NYS Thruway east from Syracuse to Exit 33 which is Route 365. This is also the exit for the Turning Stone Casino. 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. You will be going through Holland Patent and Barneveld. Route 365 takes a left turn in Barneveld. Continue through Barneveld to Routes 12 & 28 North. Take Routes 12 & 28 North toward Old Forge. Just past the Kayuta Kwick n E-Z on your right, Routes 12 & 28 split (Note: This Kwick n E-Z is now closed). Take Route 28 toward Old Forge. About one tenth of a mile past this intersection you will see a highway department storage dome on the left. On the right opposite this dome you will see State Dam Road. Follow State Dam Road about one mile to the launch point. The road is bumpy, so go slow. The GPS coordinates of the launch point are N43° 25.362 and W075° 12.454.
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.