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Hurricane Irene – Recreational Facility Status – Region 5

August 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments · News

This is the status of Adirondack facilities as of August 29, 2011.

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TRAIL ADVISORY: Hurricane Irene has created dangerous conditions across most of the Eastern Adirondacks including flooding, bridge wash outs, trail wash outs and blow down of trees and other debris. Back country travel is difficult, if not impossible, throughout much of the backcountry of the Eastern Adirondacks. Hikers and campers should expect to encounter flooding, bridge wash outs, trail wash outs and blow down when entering the backcountry. Plan accordingly and be prepared to turn back when conditions warrant.

TRAIL CLOSURES: ALL trails in the Eastern Zone of the High Peaks Wilderness, Giant Mountain Wilderness and Dix Mountain Wilderness have been closed indefinitely due to extensive damage to trails and interior infrastructure. The trails will remain closed through Labor Day Weekend.

CAMPGROUND CLOSURES: The following campgrounds remain closed at this time due to the extensive damage roads, lack of electricity and or numerous trees down or damaged:

  • Ausable Point Campground
  • Buck Pond Campground
  • Eagle Point Campground
  • Hearthstone Point Campground
  • Lake Durant Campground
  • Lake George Battlefield Park
  • Lake George Battleground Campground
  • Lake George Beach
  • Lake George Islands Campground
  • Little Sand Point Campground
  • Luzerne Campground
  • Meacham Lake Campground
  • Moffit Beach Campground
  • Northampton Beach Campground
  • Paradox Lake Campground
  • Point Comfort Campground
  • Poplar Point Campground
  • Putnam Pond Campground
  • Rogers Rock Campground
  • Scaroon Manor Campground
  • Sharp Bridge Campground

DEC staff are working hard to open the campgrounds before Labor Day but public roads and power to some of the campgrounds are also damaged, as it is not known if all of the campgrounds will be open. Check this list daily for updates. It is also suggested that you phone either the campground or Regional Office to confirm that the facility is open. A list of phone numbers for all campgrounds and their associated Regional Offices can be found at:

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  • Jodycb

    Thanks for the info. We were at Sharp Bridge on Saturday when they closed everything down. I was wondering how they fared. Not so great I guess.

  • Jodycb

    My sister lives in Altona and was apparently trapped at their house between a washed out bridge and a flooded bridge. Not sure if the water levels have gone down enough to allow them to get out yet.

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