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Old 12-01-2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Campfires at Henderson Lake

From the map it looks like Henderson Lake is outside of the Eastern High Peaks management zone. Can anyone confirm if campfires are allowed at the lean-to and other designated campsites around the lake?

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Old 12-01-2017, 04:22 PM   #2
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I believe you can have a fire, but if you'd like to help the environment, you can skip the fire.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:08 PM   #3
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I believe you can have a fire, but if you'd like to help the environment, you can skip the fire.
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Mr W,
Have you been to Henderson yet?
The lean to site is great, the other sites, not so much. The primitive sites are situated far back from the water, in one case way, way up the steep shore. It's a wonderful spot to paddle, and as part of a trip to Muck Hole is great, but the camping is not all that. (unless you're at the lean to)

Wait, you are bringing a boat, right?

Oh, and fires are allowed. I have a photo of the DEC map showing the locations of the campsites, not sure if that info is available on digital maps...
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:43 PM   #6
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:54 PM   #8
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input, everyone. Never been to Henderson Lake (hence my question). I do a winter sledpacking trip on a year with a group of friends. We've done it without fire before (Eastern High Peaks) but it's so much more enjoyable with a fire at night for warmth, cooking and ambience. We only take down branches for the fire to lessen the impact to the environment and only use designated fire rings at the lean-to.

We've picked a different spot for this years adventure but appreciate the info on Henderson. Will add it to our list!
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We only take down branches for the fire to lessen the impact to the environment and only use designated fire rings at the lean-to.
Not sure what you are saying here by "take down branches". The regulation clearly states: "No wood, except from dead and down trees or from supplies furnished by the department, shall be used for fuel."

You cannot take down branches from standing trees, no matter if the trees or branches are dead or not. The tree and branches must be both dead and down (on the ground), not standing.
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I'm hoping it's a typo and he meant "We only take down(ed) branches for the fire..."
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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Yes, typo. We only take branches from dead and down trees. #relax
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So, is this sledpacking trip only to Henderson, or are you gonna go beyond to the Prestons and maybe even Muck Hole?
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:46 AM   #14
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We've chosen another location but thanks for the info. May do this one some other time.
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