Adirondack Park and adjacent areas contain thousands of lakes and
ponds and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams, including the mountain
lake that is the headwaters of the Hudson River. It can be considered
one of the nations most valuable resources. Below are some of the
more popular routes, though many of the best experiences can still
be found by exploration. |
Saranac chain of lakes consists of Upper Saranac Lake , Middle
Saranac Lake, Lower Saranac Lake , Lake Ossetah,
Lake Flower and the Saranac River. The route from Upper Saranac Lake to Lake Flower
covers around 25 miles.
The water flows in a southeastern direction from Upper Saranac Lake to Middle
Saranac Lake, which then flows east to Lower Saranac Lake, Oseetah Lake, Saranac
River, and north to Lake Flower in the Village of Saranac Lake. The Saranac River
then continues until it flows into Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh. The route travels
along thousands of acres of "Forever Wild" designated State lands, waterways and
can paddle the entire chain with only one short portage between Upper
Saranac Lake and Middle Saranac Lake. A good starting
point is on the north end of Upper Saranac Lake on Back Bay.
south you will pass Dry and Green Islands. Continuing south, Markham Point, Square
Bay, and Saginaw Bay, are all on the east shore. Buck Island is at the head of
Saginaw Bay. Fish Creek Bay, on the west. Continuing
south through The Narrows, the lake opens up again. Birch Point, Eagle Island,
Gull Point, Gull Bay, Deer Island and Doctors Island are all landmarks to guide
your trip. Chapel Island, located on your right at the southern end of the lake,
has summer church services open to the public. At the south end of the lake, head
east into Huckleberry Bay and look for signs marking Bartlett Carry. This is the
only portage on this journey and is a short walk to Middle Saranac Lake.
East across Middle Saranac Lake to the end of the lake where the Saranac River
takes you to the Upper Locks. Paddle further down the Saranac River and you will
be in Lower Saranac Lake. Pass Pope Bay, Pope Island and Picnic Point and head
southeast into the Saranac River once more. You will travel through First Pond,
go under Route 3 and then into Second Pond. The route then takes you on the Saranac
River into the Lower Locks. After the locks the river widens into Oseetah Lake.
You will pass Demerse, Winonah and Papoose Islands and Otter Slide which will
be on your left. Follow the river into Lake Flower and the public boat launch
in the Village of Saranac Lake.
for Kayakers & Canoers
Adirondack park offers a range of campsites as follows:
Roadside Public Campgrounds - multiple campsites, drive-in convenience,
fee charged, showers, usually some hook-ups and many have lakefront sites. Examples:
Fish Creek Pond, Rollins Pond, Buck Pond, Meacham Lake.
Wild Forest Campgrounds - multiple campsites, boat access only, fee charged,
some have amenities like an outhouse, picnic table or a fireplace with a grill.
Examples: Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes.
Designated Campsites - no fee charged - may or may not have any amenities.
Examples: St. Regis Canoe Area and Fish Creek Ponds Area.
Established Campsites - no fee charged, occasionally an outhouse or picnic
table, fireplace may be an informal ring of stones. These fire rings should be
used for open fires. Please do not remove them. Examples: Raquette River, Paul
Smiths Area and Lake Kushaqua Area, Tupper Lake.
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Permits for Kayakers & Canoers
are required for: (1) any party of ten or more, or (2) any party remaining in
the same location for four or more nights. You are responsible for obtaining
your own camping permit before your arrival from the State Forest Ranger for the
district in which you will enter state lands. New York State now requires that
anyone bringing --paying clients-- onto state land must have a Guide’s License.
Non-profit organizations are exempt.
accordance with state laws, (1) properly dispose of human wastes (burial at least
8- down and 150’ away from water or camp), (2) help maintain water quality by
not washing directly in the lake or stream, (3) cut only wood that is both dead
and down and (4) carry out all you carry in. Boiling or treating drinking water
Rangers Along Adirondack
Kayak &Canoe Routes
St. Regis Area
RR 1, Box
Vermontville, NY 12989
Middle & Lower Saranac
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Gabriels, NY 12939
Wanakena, NY 13695
Santa Clara Tract
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Tupper & Lake Lila
Long Lake, NY 12847
Blue Mountain Lake
Blue Mtn. Lake, NY 12812
Lake & Inlet
HC 82, Box
Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Old Forge, NY 13420
Star Route, Box 239,
Lowville, NY 13367
High Peaks Region
greatest number of high peaks in the Adirondacks (in a single location) rise majestically
in the Keene/Keene Valley Region making this area a meca for hikers, climbers
and other visitors who wish to experience the remarkable beauty of the Adirondack
mountains. There are literally hundreds of trail heads located in the tiny hamlet
of Keene including the trail to the summit of Mt. Marcy, the highest mountain
in New York State. This year the Annual Adirondack Mountaineering Festival will
be held on Jan 18th - 19th in Keene Valley. The event is a celebration of mountaineering
that includes a variety of ice climbing and mountaineering clinics.
here for the Adirondack High Peaks website
here for the Keene NY website
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