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Old 08-06-2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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Anyone stay on these camp sites on Saranac Islands Campground?

This is our first year paddling this section. I was able to get two camp sites. Number 62 just past the state park boat ramp on Second Pond, and number 87 with the lean two at the north end of Weller Pond. Has anyone stayed on these sites? Also, what will the bugs be like August 24-27? Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:18 PM   #2
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I have not stayed at either campsites, but did check out the lean-to, site 87, a few years ago while camped at another site on Weller. If I recall correctly, it was ok but quite shady. There is a nice rock to hang out on. Just be aware that it is at the end of a carry from Upper Saranac Lake, so while unlikely, there is the chance that you could have other folks come by.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:51 PM   #3
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You will be able to see and hear the road from 62- is it the only
Site that was open that night? If you're heading downstream the free sites on kiwassa or on the river between 2nd pond and the locks would be better in my opinion, but they're first come first serve. Expect mosquitos and deer flies
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:34 AM   #4
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I've stayed at the lean to and found it to be a pleasant place. It's remote enough so that there's little traffic. You may have visitors passing through from Saginaw Bay, but the "full occupancy rule" for lean tos doesn't apply in the state campgrounds which require reservations. It's late enough in the season that the mosquitoes are quieting down.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:38 PM   #5
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You will definitely hear a lot of traffic noise at 62, but you have the added entertainment of watching the boat launch antics. The locks were under repair earlier this year, so I'm not sure if they are working yet or not.
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