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Old 04-08-2007, 11:22 PM   #1
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Q's about the Loj...

So I am fairly certain I'll be staying at the Loj for my week long trip to the Adirondacks in July. Just had a few questions I'm hoping you guys can clarify regarding the 'rules' of the Loj.

1) If I reserve one of those lean-to's by the lake, am I allowed to pitch a tent adjacent to it? Do the insides stay dry in the rain?

2) Can anyone provide a description of what the camp sites are like? Is there a bit of privacy and tree coverage between the sites or is it fairly wide open? Anyone have a few pictures of the sites/area?

3) What are the odds of getting a site close to the water for the first week of July?

4) Is there anything available at the Loj (ice, food, water, firewood, etc) or should I pick it up on my way in?

5) Campfires and a few drinks after a hike won't get me kicked out?

Any pictures/insight/advice is welcome!
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:21 AM   #2
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Contact the Loj at 518/523-3441 and ask direct.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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Here's some answers:
1. If staying in a lean-to you are not allowed to pitch a tent at that site.
In my experiences, I have never gotten wet in a lean-to, although I'm sure
others have. They are usually hooks or nails that you can fix a tarp to the
front of the lean-to to keep rain out.
2. Yes, the sites are wooded and fairly private, some more so than others.
They actually have a rating system for that, call them tell, tell them what
what you want and they'll help you out.
3. You should call now to get reservations for July, odds are still pretty good
for a good site, but I wouldn't wait much longer!
4. Ice, water, firewood and food are available at the Loj. Water is free, ice
a couple bucks a bag, firewood is like 4 bucks for as much as you can
stuff in a brown paper bag. They sell snack stuff at the High Peaks Info
center. The Loj itself also serves meals, but they cost extra.
5. Campfires and brews won't get you kicked out, so long as you're not a
rowdy drunk! The campground does have quiet hours and for the most
part people are respectful of them.

It's a great place and I hope you enjoy it there! My family loves the place and it's a good crowd of people there at least in my experiences. If I were you I'd be making reservations now just to assure you get what you want!
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:01 PM   #4
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map is posted in Nov 11, 06 post

If you scroll down to a post titled 'Campground Map', dated Nov. 11, 2006, there is a pdf of the very basic campground map posted in one of the replies.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:08 AM   #5
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Four of us stayed at this Loj lean-to last summer. It rained for part of the day - no problems with leaks, and was quiet at night. This particular location (sorry, don't remember the site #) was nicely wooded and a comfortable distance from other sites as well as a bit of a hike to the bathrooms and showers - not a problem for us but may be inconvenient for families with smaller children. You might want to call the Loj and ask about site suggestions.
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