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Old 07-31-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Camp sites near upper works?

I was planning on hiking Allen this weekend, and I was wondering if there were any roadside or easy access camp sites in the Upper Works area? It doesn't have to be right at the trailhead, but anything within an easy drive would be helpful. The closer the better. Nothing fancy, just some place to pitch a tent and sleep the night.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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I've heard there are spots on Boreas Rd. any info about those?
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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There are some sites near the Boreas River off Route 28N, and along the dirt road to Vanderwhacker Mtn. There are also a few campsites along Northwoods Club Rd also off Route 28N a little further south. Cheney Pond also has a campsite near the canoe launch, and there is a campsite atop the Cheney Pond overlook.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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There's a spot where Sanford Lake stops being a lake and turns back into the Hudson River. It's on the east side of the road, in the vicinity of the old NL mine and very close to your trailhead. Nice view of Wallface, too.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #5
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Pretty Sure that all the "campsites" along 25, UpperWorks road are on private property and illegal.
There are two illegal sites between the East River parking area and the Hudson that are also on private property, illegal and monitored often by the rangers. Just a heads up.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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I'll probably see if there any sites available at the Harris Lake campground. The roadside sites will be our backup plan.
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I'll probably see if there any sites available at the Harris Lake campground. The roadside sites will be our backup plan.
Cool, good luck, and you're welcome.
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Thaaaank Youuuuu!!
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No problem, have a great weekend Chris.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #10
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How was your Allen hike? We're planning on doing it later this week. Did you find a place to camp? We thought we might start in Thursday pm and camp, so we could get out at a reasonable hour on Friday. Any other advice?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:14 PM   #11
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We stayed at the Harris lake campground. It's about a 20 minute drive to the trailhead. Nice little campground. $22 and there's a guy who drives through twice a day selling firewood. Reservations online but you need to make them at least 2 days ahead of time.

We got a late start and we didn't like the looks of the clouds rolling in, and we ended up having to turn back before we reached the summit. We got frustratingly close, all the way to the lower parts of Allen brook and the slippery red-slime rocks. Luckily we had turned around before the rain started. Then it was a dismal slog back through torrential rain for 5 hours. I'm glad we didn't have to descend Allen brook in a thunder storm.

Other folks on Allen yesterday had more unusual stories to tell. But that's in a different thread...
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