Whitney Wilderness/Little Tupper Camping:
Map of Whitney Wilderness
Open for recreation: year round
The 19,500-acre William C. Whitney Wilderness and the 11,430-acre Round Lake Wilderness Area are part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.There are four larger water bodies – 2,300-acre Little Tupper Lake, 1,400-acre Lake Lila, 740-acre Round Lake and 282-acre Rock Pond; a number of smaller water bodies and many miles of streams connecting them.
All designated primitive tents sites, campsites and lean-tos are available on a first come – first served basis and cannot be reserved. Designated campsites are marked with a yellow “Camp Here” disc. Designated tent sites are for tents only. Tents or small campers can use designated campsites. There are no hook-ups for water or electricity at campsites.
There are 60 designated primitive tent sites in the Whitney Wilderness and 11 in the Round Lake Wilderness. The majority of these tents sites can only be accessed from the water, all are best accessed from the water.
Little Tupper Lake – 24 sites
Lake Lila – 24 sites
Rock Pond – 6 sites
Rock Pond Outlet – 2 sites
Hardigan Pond – 1 site
Little Salmon Lake – 3 sites
Round Lake – 11 sites
A 13.5-mile foot trail system utilizing former logging roads provides hikers the opportunity to access many of the waters and some of the designated campsites typically reached by paddling.
Mt. Frederica (2,170 feet) is the only mountain in the area with a trail to the summit. The summit provides views of Lake Lila and other lands and waters to the south and east. There are two starting points for this hike.A 4.8-mile hike begins at the Lake Lila Parking Area and travels along a private access road. A trail intersects with road 0.2 mile after the road leaves the lake shore. The trail climbs 400 feet and 1.2 miles to the summit.