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Status of DEC Recreational Facilities in the Adirondacks for 2011 Memorial Day Weekend

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News


Clinton County

  • Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area and access road

Essex County

  • Mountain bikers should avoid using the Flume Bike Trail System in Wilmington to prevent damaging it

Hamilton County

  • Moose River Plains Road System, gates are closed at Limekiln Lake and Cedar River Flow
  • Cedar River Road is also closed near its terminus, preventing motorized access to the campsites near Wakely Dam and the Cedar River Headquarters
  • Old Military Road and Jessup River Road, preventing motor vehicle access to the Pillsbury Mountain and Spruce Lake trailheads

Herkimer County

  • Haskell-West River Road along the West Canada Creek from Route 8 into the Black River Wild Forest

Warren County

  • Old Farm Road near Thirteenth Lake, preventing motor vehicle access to the trailhead – park at the snowplow turnaround
  • Lily Pond Road near Brant Lake
  • Jabe Pond Road near Hague
  • Gay Pond Road in the Hudson River Recreation Area.

Washington County

  • Dacy Clearing Road


All DEC Campgrounds and Day Use Areas except Ausable Point

Essex County

  • Moose Pond Road in Town of St. Armand
  • Elk Lake Road in the Town of North Hudson
  • Connery Pond Road between Lake Placid and Wilmington

Franklin County

  • Upper and Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain
  • Corey’s Road which accesses the western High Peaks from State Route 3
  • Madwaska Flow Road on the Santa Clara Tract Conservation Easement Lands
  • Pinnacle Road on the Santa Clara Tract Conservation Easement Lands

Hamilton County

  • Perkins Clearing Road north of Speculator
  • Lake Lila Road in the William C. Whitney Wilderness, the road is still rough in some areas – use caution

Herkimer County

  • Wolf Lake Landing Road in the hamlet of McKeever is only open to high clearance vehicles

Warren County

  • Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach
  • Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Toll Road in Lake George
  • River Road in the Hudson River Recreation Area, however it is muddy and rutted
  • Two designated campsites at Scofield Flats and two designated campsites at Pikes Beach in the Hudson River Recreation Area are currently restricted to day use only.

Washington County

  • Shelving Rock Road
  • Dacy Clearing Parking Lot

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