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bobbyvee 09-19-2021 08:47 AM

Just back from a 2 night trip and offering a couple of observations. First it’s a beautiful area. Quiet and peaceful. A lot of loons and a bald eagle flying around. Second, the new leanto is fantastic! Thanks to leanto rescue and others who made it happen! We spent our nights there and it was great. Third, having seen all but one of the designated tent sites, they are rough except for the handicapped site. I saw a couple of sites with a rock ring for a fire pit. Others had no fire ring. I doubt those rings were constructed by the DEC. I could be wrong but maybe that’s why the DEC website says “campfires are prohibited at the 11 shoreline tent sites”.

vchops 09-20-2021 01:31 PM

Bump for any fishing intel ��

Connecticut Yankee 09-25-2021 01:02 PM

Was there just last week for 3 days and stayed at the new leanto. I must say I haven't stayed at a leanto in 30 years, though I do occasionally stop by and check them out on occasion and to have lunch on rainy days. This one was awesome, as expected as it was just finished 6 weeks or so ago. Very clean no graffiti no rodents (my reasons for avoiding them over the years), and the view is fantastic. Oh, and if you don't like the sound of loons , don't go there, they were calling all night. The leanto site is on the old Gooly club location so , though it was cleaned up, there still is plenty of junk around, (in 50 years that junk will be historical artifacts). Nice paddling , but you can do the 7'th to 1'st lake section in half a day if you want to. Fishing was mediocre, scenery very nice. Easy carry in, I used wheels no problem. Hiking mostly on old logging roads. Most of the campsites were Ah OK, not the best I've seen but fire ring at all I checked out. The floatplane sites don't look like they get much use at all and old stashed aluminum boats are at each site. Mosquitos seemed prevalent at the camp sites but not at the leanto. And the fire place at the leanto rates an A+, main fire area and a separate cooking area on the side with semi permanent grill, shovel some coals in and it is the perfect open fire cooking area.

TrailBlaser 09-25-2021 07:05 PM

I stayed at campsite #2 on Sixth. That was a really nice site. Too bad the DEC doesn't allow camping on the island on Fourth.

vchops 09-28-2021 10:36 PM

Went there Thursday to Sunday and stayed in the lean-to, it was a blessing in the rain Thursday! Great weather and there was some foliage. The loons were singing and a few bald eagles around.

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