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Old 08-02-2018, 11:53 PM   #1
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Best Canoe Camping

Hello,

Other than the St Regis Canoe Area, what’s the best paddlecraft only camping destination that doesn’t have cottages or buildings on the shore?

Thank you
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:44 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:05 AM   #3
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Little Tupper, Round Pond?
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:39 AM   #4
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Never been, but have seen images from friend who spent 10 days there a few years ago. On the list of things I might never do.

I like Lila.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:09 AM   #5
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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Regarding the Adirondacks, there are few large water bodies (some obvious not yet mentioned), and some others that in a very limited way meet your criteria. However, there exist multitudes of smaller remote destinations in designated wilderness areas if you are able to carry and bushwhack.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:45 PM   #7
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If you are looking for routes in the Adirondacks I would say:

Bog River-Lows Lake-Headwater Carry-Oswegatchie River-Cranberry Lake.

50 miles with no buildings or motor boat until Cranberry Lake. I would consider this the most remote canoe route in the Adirondacks.

Outside the Adirondacks I would add Killarney PP in Ontario, or further north anything in the Temagami area.
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Never been, but have seen images from a friend who spent 10 days there a few years ago. On the list of things I might never do.
Same here, but maybe someday.
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or on the Canadian side... Quetico PP.
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On the Canadian side (and if you want to dream big) get the book Canoe Atlas of the Little North by Jonathan Berger and Thomas Terry. 'Little' is an epic understatement. The Little North covers the watersheds of all the western James and Hudson Bay rivers, from the Albany and Attiwapiskat north and west to the Gods and Hayes rivers.

I spent the better part of one summer after college canoeing the entire length of the Albany with three friends. It was the adventure of a lifetime. I hope to go back and do another when I retire.

So dream big. Plan your expedition. Go for it!
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Didn't you mean Quetico?

Anyhow I'd also add "prohibits boats with motors" and I was disappointed to learn recently that they allow boats with motors on at least a few lakes in the Boundary Waters.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:15 PM   #13
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About half way up Long Lake buildings seem to get fewer and farther between, and if you continued on the Raquette River to Tupper Lake that would be a LONG stretch with few signs of "civilization".
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Anyhow I'd also add "prohibits boats with motors" and I was disappointed to learn recently that they allow boats with motors on at least a few lakes in the Boundary Waters.
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I like Bog River/Lows Lake and the Oswegatchie (even going upstream if you don't want to do the carry from Lows to the headwaters. The hike out Sand Lake via the Five Ponds trail is great side trip.
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