Paddling Near Long Lake
Raquette River: From Long Lake To Tupper Lake (30 miles) the Raquette meanders between sandy wooded banks with just one carry at Raquette Falls. Traveling with the current you can easily enjoy some fishing and bird watching. Campsites and lean-tos are found along the way.
Long Lake: The prevailing winds are usually to your back on this 14-mile “long” lake. Campsites and leantos are found on the state land along the eastern shore, north of Long Lake. First come first served.
Bog River: Lower Bog has 7 miles of technical Class III water which includes unrunnable drops at 6′ Split Rock Falls and the 30′ Pa’s Falls. High water levels and expert level skills required.
Little Tupper Lake & Round Lake: The William C. Whitney Wilderness includes Little Tupper Lake, Round Lake and Rock Pond – which are all connected via channels and have designated campsites. Little Tupper is six miles long and has several islands. Moderate winds can create rough water on these lakes. Anglers will enjoy catch-and-release fishing for native brook trout. A canoe carry route from Rock Pond to Lake Lila links a series of small ponds and carries to Shingle Shanty Brook.
Link to Adktrailmap Paddle PDF Little Tupper
Forked Lake: State land borders the southeast shore, and the east and west end of this 7 mile lake; the rest is privately owned and undeveloped. The downstream route to Long Lake is a mix of flat and fast water and carries.
South Pond: A great flatwater paddle about 4 miles to follow along the shoreline. Access the put in off of Route 30 just south of Long Lake, NY past Buttermilk Falls Road. Adktrailmap Paddle South Pond PDF
Lake Lila: Lake Lila has 17 campsites, 7 islands, sandy beaches and tall white pines. A .3 mile carry leads from the parking area to the sandy launch site. Climb Frederica Mountain for a panoramic overview of the area.