CANOE RENTALS |
Canoes equipped with paddles
may be rented at boat liveries in Old Forge, Raquette Lake, Blue Mt. Lake, Long
Lake, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Fish Creek, and at many hotels. To make your
trip easier, you can make arrangements to return rental canoes at a site located
near the end of your trip. For a list of boat liveries, contact the Department
of Environmental Conservation.
Prior to your trip, you should familiarize
yourself with all of New York State's boating regulations so that you can enjoy
a safe canoe trip. Canoeists are reminded that the regulations require all boats
and canoes be equipped with a personal flotation device for each person on board.
Camping is permitted on state lands,
and these areas offer numerous locations for overnight camping and day use. Leantos
are for the temporary use of overnight travelers and unless caught in a storm,
they should not be used for more than one night. Canoesist should be prepared
and carry their own tents in the event that leanto space is not available. In
the event of cold weather, or buggy conditions a leanto is not the recommended
form of overnight shelter.
When camping on State land, larger groups must
obtain an interior use camping permit for any overnight use (larger groups
are defined as approximately 6-12 people). Smaller groups and individuals also
require a permit from the DEC if they use the same location for more than three
nights in a row. You need to get these permits in advance from the area forest
ranger, whose address is available from the DEC.
More formal camping is available
at several public campgrounds located along the Adirondack Canoe Route. when camping
at a DEC State Campground, the following should be considered. Where there is
a caretaker on duty, there will be a camping fee, or day use/picnic fee charged.
Please remember when visiting the area to respect private landowners
rights and Do Not Tresspass.To begin your
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Refer to the following
hints and suggestions during your trip.