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Old 04-26-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Otter Brook road in Seventh Lake / Limekiln Lake region

Anyone know how far down one can drive on Otter Brook Road in this area? Are there gates? Restricted seasonal travel? Trying to get down to the Moose River sites and I wasn't sure what the status of Otter Brook Road was. Thanks a lot.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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The main road through the Moose River Plains is probably still closed, and when it opens each year is variable based on the weather, how much repair is needed and when the crews have time to work on it. I seem to remember that there was a change to the Otter Brook gate location in the works after the last time I was in there but I don't recall how far back it was to be moved or when.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Zach. So it's closed in winter (probably til Memorial Day) and we're not sure when one arrives at a permanent gate as one heads down Otter Brook Road. I'm trying to get as close as possible to the Falls Pond Outlet / Falls Pond trail past the hairpin turn in Otter Brook Rd. Hopefully I can find out where the gate may have been moved to. Thanks again man.
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I'm pretty sure the gates usually open in stages, starting with Limekiln & Wakely Dam gates opening around memorial day, then the Rock Dam & Otter Brook gates a few weeks later depending on conditions. There is another gate at Otter Brook where the road becomes Indian Lake Rd, and when that is open you can drive as far as the Squaw Lake trailhead...if I'm not mistaken.
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I'm pretty sure the gates usually open in stages, starting with Limekiln & Wakely Dam gates opening around memorial day, then the Rock Dam & Otter Brook gates a few weeks later depending on conditions. There is another gate at Otter Brook where the road becomes Indian Lake Rd, and when that is open you can drive as far as the Squaw Lake trailhead...if I'm not mistaken.
I was back there last fall and it is as you described. Falls pond is very nice, except for the burned over area at the outlet. Wondered what the story was behind that?
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