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Old 08-05-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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Jordan River campsites?

Just curious if anyone knows if DEC has established any designated campsites along the Jordan River? Also, have any carry trails been created around the log jams? When a friend and I paddled it a few years ago, there were none at that time.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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there are supposedly 2, but on my last trip there I couldn't find the first and the second one was usable only for hammocks. Once in the flow things are much better.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:51 PM   #3
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I was there years ago, noting that it is mostly marshy shoreline. There may be one or two pieces of solid ground. But I doubt that they would be legal campsites. Could be suitable solid ground but at some distance from the water. I would not want to see carry trails around "log jams", as such would tend to ruin the wild character of the area.
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Hummm..... from your responses I'm wondering two things: 1) is there more than one Jordan River in the Adirondacks and if so, 2) are we talking about the same Jordan River? I'm referring to the one that flows into Carry Falls Reservoir and requires a 3/4 mile carry from the reservoir to reach the launch site.
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Hummm..... from your responses I'm wondering two things: 1) is there more than one Jordan River in the Adirondacks and if so, 2) are we talking about the same Jordan River? I'm referring to the one that flows into Carry Falls Reservoir and requires a 3/4 mile carry from the reservoir to reach the launch site.
yes that's the one.
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ok thanks!
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:55 PM   #7
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sorry,wrong river. forget my previous info. On the Jordan when I paddled it there were no marked campsites and I had to camp 150' from shore. it was real thick brush and small trees. I used a hammock.
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yes that's the one.
There's a nice campsite on Carry Falls Reservoir, with a boat launch.
It's maintained by a power company. I can't remember which.
The Jordan River enters the impoundment on the right, about two miles from the launch.
The Jordan, at the confluence of the reservoir, looks pretty rocky.
The reservoir itself, has fine fishing for walleyes, northerns and smallmouth bass, as well as fine campsites when the water level drops.
As an addendum, before Carry Falls Reservoir was created, there was a bridge that crossed the Raquette to the east side of the river.
That accounts for the numerous camps at the confluence of the Jordan.

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:53 PM   #9
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I have read that there is a campsite, but I was not able to find it. I suggest you look for a large white pine. That is how I found enough room for a tent. Under a large white pine the ground is generally open.
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as I recall there was one unmarked site.
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as I recall there was one unmarked site.
Is it 150 feet from the water?
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no,thats why I didn't camp there. I camped up in the jingweeds with my hammock-not real nice camping,but the stream is wonderful and very remote.
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