Some participants camp on the side of the lake near the showers (Campsites 101 -121). These campsites are on Lewey Lake. Some opt to camp on the other shower side (Campsites 138-161). These campsites are either near or on the water accessible to Lewey Lake. So, it is up to you to pick a campsite. If you are interested in camping, you will need to make your own campsite reservations through Reserve America Online.
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.
Directions: From New York State Thruway you may take the Verona (Turning Stone) Exit 33. Follow Rt 365 East until the end, then turn left on Rt 8 north. Alternately you can take the Utica exit and follow signs for Rts 8 and 12 until they split, then follow Rt 8 north to Speculator. Take a left hand turn in Speculator onto Rt 30. Campground is 12 miles north on Route 30 from Speculator on the left side of the road.
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.