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ADKJoe 10-05-2017 08:59 AM

Henderson Lake Report

Hear the Footsteps 10-05-2017 06:23 PM

Nice report. Besides the pictures, what caught my eye was the name of my high school. It was many years ago that I went there. Anyway, small world.

ADKJoe 10-05-2017 09:08 PM

Hi Don
Thank you for the compliments... BTW which HS did you go to?


cityboy 10-05-2017 11:34 PM

Nice story and pictures.
Henderson is one of my favorite lakes. I've canoed it. Walked to Preston ponds from it. Best of all I like biking from Newcomb to it. Very pretty area.

JohnnyMac 10-05-2017 11:35 PM

Enjoyed your report, Joe.

Henderson is one of my favorite paddle destinations although I haven't been there recently. Has anyone scouted or stayed at the campsites besides the leanto?

aft paddle 10-06-2017 12:46 AM

Spent a night at the site nearest the put in. I don't think anyone put much thought into that one. I'm not a fan of sites being located so far from the water. In my opinion they might as well drain the lake and have a good sized clearing with a view. I can't imagine what it would have been like during a rainy spell. I didn't check the other ones, but from what I've heard they're not worth the bother.

Rich Lockwood 10-06-2017 06:18 AM

I had the same poor campsite experience and checked out all except for the lean-to. I understand locating them away from the shore, but they have no view of the water at all. The one by the putin, as I remember is even over a small hill from the shore.

Hear the Footsteps 10-06-2017 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by ADKJoe (Post 263043)
Thank you for the compliments... BTW which HS did you go to?


Maine Endwell. Class of '73.

ADKJoe 10-07-2017 06:16 AM

Henderson is a great place to paddle as this was my first time. The campsites that we scouted are lacking. Yes I would want to be on the water. However IMO the lean-to is the nicest site but not right on the water.

Don my wife has been teaching at the HS 25 years now...


baisleytom 10-09-2017 06:10 PM

Look at how the leantos have been relocated at Spruce Lake and Stephens Pond, it's almost like there is a contest at the DEC,who can pick the worst spot

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