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Old 04-20-2019, 07:36 AM   #1
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Eagle Lake Access

Where is the closest access to Eagle Lake Lean-to.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:14 AM   #2
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The closest (and only) access is a boat launch on the south side of Rt 74, on the west end of the lake. The attached parking lot frequently fills up on summer weekends, but there is additional overflow parking across the road. The boat launch is located approximately here.

Super important: Your boat needs to be able to fit through the culvert under Rt 74 to get out onto the main body of Eagle Lake. I'm not sure of the exact clearance off the top of my head, but it is pretty limiting. Canoes and small boats with outboard motors can make it through the culvert just fine, but any sort of larger, "designer" boat isn't going to fit.

There's 2 or 3 designated tent sites in addition to the lean-to, all located in the same general spot at Crown Point Bay on the east end of the lake. Note that the beach and attached picnic area are day use only- the tent sites and lean-to are set back a bit from the lake. The lean-to is nice; it is situated in a stand of pines and is set back from the water a bit further than even the tent sites (and accordingly, seems to get even less use than the tent sites do). The tent sites are also nice.

You should also be aware that the Crown Point Bay area has a reputation for being a bit of a party spot on nice summer weekends. I don't think the area typically gets too crazy (usually), but I also wouldn't expect much solitude on any nice weekend in July or August especially. If you are planning a overnight trip for a summer weekend, I'd definitely try to arrive as early on Friday as possible to avoid showing up late only to find all of the sites taken.

I also have an album of photos from a 1 night trip I took there a few years ago that you may also find helpful:

Interesting fun fact: Out of all lean-tos in the Adirondack Park, the Eagle Lake Lean-to is the lowest in elevation.

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Old 04-20-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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Iíve seen vehicles parked (ice fishermen mostly) right on the shoulder near the causeway.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thank you! There used to me a road that got you fairly close to the Crown Point Bay. I wasn't sure if that was still accessible.
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