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Old 05-20-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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Roadside Camping Near Water, Please Help!

Hey All,

First time posting here. I was wondering if someone can help me find a camping site for my group. For the past couple of years, a number of us that went and played college lacrosse together have been getting together for a camping trip or event each year. Last year we camped on one of the primitive sites on River Road (Shoefield Flats I believe). It was perfect, close to the hudson, away from other sites. We are looking to do something similar this year. We are not by any means a rowdy group, but like to have a good time, not looking for something around a lot of families or with quiet hours, but also we are not very advanced campers or hikers.

I found a site that listed all the primitive sites on a map, but I am not that familiar with the area or know what it even accessible by car.

I was hoping you guys could help me find something that:

- Near water to swim/float
- Accessible by road
- Away from families/quiet hours
- Big enough for group of 8 or so
- Relativity easy to secure a spot on a busy weekend.

The primitive site last year was great, we don't need any amenities. Were just looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors with a few beers and some good times.

Our ave age is about 28, so were not old, but certainly not 18 anymore.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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Might want to consider Cedar River Flow in town of Indian Lake.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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I'd suggest Pollywog Pond on Floodwood Rd. Floodwood Rd is the divider between the St.Regis Canoe area to the North and Saranac Wilderness area to the South. Lot's of sites that will keep you away from the family groups. You can camp right on the water or if your willing to do a little work there's a small island campsite but you have to get there early AM or it will be taken.

Also as a note: If your party reaches 10 or over than your supposed to get a DEC group permit. You more than likely will run into rangers there....but they've never given us a problem.

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:27 PM   #4
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You might want to check out Mason Lake also.
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