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Old 07-31-2017, 11:24 AM   #1
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Little Tupper Lake

Hello everyone. I'm thinking about going out to little tupper for a 3 night canoe trip next weekend. Never been there so I was wondering if I'd be able to find a nice campsite if I get there Friday evening. Also if anybody has any tips it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:03 PM   #2
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You should have the Paddler's Map. It's a large lake and if you're arriving late in the day, you don't want to be wasting time looking for the sites. And I suspect that arriving on a Friday evening in August, you may have lots of competition so you can't count on getting a particular site, esp the best ones. Be prepared to settle for what I think of as "overflow sites" -- the ones lightly used because no one uses them unless everything else is taken. Maybe someone else here knows an online map (I use the Paddler's Map).

Generally the top half of the lake (nearest the put-in) has more sites on the right hand side, going down -- the bottom half, more sites on the left hand.
If you could manage to get there earlier Friday it would be a big help.
Be sure to go from the south end of the lake down to Rock Pond. Great day trip! (There are also some nice campsites on Rock)
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:22 AM   #3
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Thanks Rick, I appreciate the input. I'm gonna try to get there as early as possible but it's tough for me to get out of work early on Fridays.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:15 AM   #4
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...Maybe someone else here knows an online map
From the NYSDEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_for...mapwhitney.pdf

Site 18 is one of my favorites.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:22 AM   #5
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Anybody know of any campsites I should try to stay away from for any reason?
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:35 AM   #6
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Anybody know of any campsites I should try to stay away from for any reason?
If you don't like to look at numerous signs within your campsite then you might not like site 11 very much... Sign, sign everywhere a sign... https://youtu.be/_dhUKV2rWHI
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:11 AM   #7
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Anybody know of any campsites I should try to stay away from for any reason?
18 is my favorite too (and now I know Justin is one of the people who get there before me ). 12 is pretty spectacular. 14 &15 are both nice sites though 15 is up in the woods w/o a water view. 22 is nice. Eagle Point is good but often occupied, being closest to the access.
16 & 17 are both awful.
If you camp on Rock Pond, the island site is great, and 29 on the east shore is nice. 27 is a great swimming spot but an awful campsite -- 26 no good either. On the Rock Pond outlet, 23 is very bad (overflow for sure), and 24 only marginal.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:40 PM   #8
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#7 is my favorite on Little Tupper, followed closely by 18. 6 is pretty good, too. On Rock Pond, I like 25. The site itself is set back in a ways and not great, but the lounging rocks are spetacular.

Not sure how late you'll be getting there, but be warned that wind usually blows from the west and the lake can get pretty choppy in the late afternoon. It usually calms down around 7 or so.
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