Camping and Paddling on The Cedar River Flow



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the latest plan as of today, July 28th.

Some people are planning on going up Thursday, hopefully to secure a large area where everyone can camp together or at least within eye shot of each other. Post if you want to camp...it's free. 

We are planning a paddle on Friday at noon at Abanakee Lake which you will past right by just before Indian Lake area. The main event is a paddle on the Cedar River Flow at noon on Saturday, followed by a pot luck dinner. After dinner, we are going to have a Show N Tell, so be ready to share your favorite camping stuff or apps!

There is no cell service once you enter the road into Cedar River Flow/Moose River Plains however there is a check in cabin at Wakeley Dam where messages will be left if you think you are lost or arrive when we are out. Remember all the sites are free but they have no showers but there should be outhouses. The entrance to Wakeley Dam/Cedar River Flow is about a mile past the Stewart's in Indian Lake on the left side. 12 mile dirt road to the Wakeley Dam. 

We will help newbies at camping, but ask questions beforehand...this is not a place to show up unprepared. 

Life preservers required, whistles, rope for towing, dry bags ON BOARD for unexpected rollovers. I will be asking people to sign in and sign out no matter what day or time they come. Also, be prepared at that time to leave your full name, address, phone number and emergency contact information.

KNOW the rules on firewood?

By transporting firewood, you could be spreading diseases and invasive insects that can quickly kill large numbers of trees. Help STOP THE SPREAD and obey the Firewood Regulation:

It is best to leave all firewood at home - please do not bring it to campgrounds or parks.

Get your firewood at the campground or from a local vendor - ask for a receipt or label that has the firewood's local source.

If you choose to transport firewood within New York State:

It must have a receipt or label that has the firewood's source and it must remain within 50 miles of that source.

For firewood not purchased (i.e. cut from your own property) you must have a Self-Issued Certificate of Origin (PDF, 14.5 kb), and it must be sourced within 50 miles of your destination.

Only firewood labeled as meeting New York's heat treatment standards to kill pests (kiln-dried) may be transported into the state and further than 50 miles from the firewood's source. Acceptable firewood heat treatment must raise the core temperature of the firewood to 71 degrees C, or 160 degrees F, and hold it there for at least 75 minutes. Most "kiln-drying" processes that reduce the moisture content to less than 18% achieve this sterilization standard.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for Firewood Regulation. For additional questions regarding this regulation, please call this toll-free number:[masked] or e-mail: [masked].

Thanks to Barb E. for the following map. Go to the link for a larger view at http://andyarthur.org/new-york-state/adirondacks/moose-river-plains/map-cedar-river-flow-2.html

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I first paddled here in 2012 and it was love at first sight! How can you not want to go there after looking at these pictures????

"Indian Lake is the scene you should make in the Summertime..."

All I know is that the town of Indian Lake has a Stewart's, a very cool hardware store and an excellent Mexican restaurant. We will be 12 miles into the wilderness from Indian Lake.

Deep in the heart of the Adirondacks, the skies are black at night...no lights from any city.

The plan will be for a weekend trip with camping/hoteling on Fri and Sat night with a paddle on Sat at noon on Cedar River Flow at Wakely Dam. People can do day trips or the whole weekend. Other paddles will most likely be scheduled.

If we are lucky, we might secure a camping area right on the Cedar River Flow like last year.


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  • Barb E

    Here's the Zesty Mexican Caviar recipe we had at the potluck...

    NOTE: Caviar is best if you make the night before serving. Keeps well in refrigerator for a long time. 1 can shoepeg corn, drained
    1 can yellow & white corn, drained
    1 can pinto beans, drained
    1 can blackeye peas, drained
    1 green pepper, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1 onion, chopped (small)
    1 cup celery, chopped
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional) DRESSING:
    3/4 cup apple vinegar
    1 tablespoon water
    2 tablespoons oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper Mix drained corns, beans and vegetables together in large bowl; set aside. Mix dressing ingredients in small pan and boil. Let cool and put in bean mixture.

    August 20

  • Wayne

    Nice butterfly, Jim.

    August 13

  • Ellen

    This group and the trips are hard acts to follow thanx to everyone who contributes in their own special way to make it great..

    1 · August 12

  • Ellen

    Wrote my comments , apologies, prayer requests, and neews and gooods in the reply to Sharon box.★★★♥★★☆

    August 12

  • Sharon

    Another fine, joyous adventure into the wilderness. Thanks to everyone for coming prepared, contributing, assisting, collaborating and sharing....but most of all adding to the bliss that nature provided us...the campfire chats, laughs, stories, giggling, snoring....and the mouse running across my toes! Hehe. And all without cell phones. It always amazes me how these things fall into place. I inhaled a lot of good energy from the cedar smell flowing through the air...it's magical. Thanks again, everyone! It was absolutely cosmic!

    4 · August 10

    • Ellen

      sharon my apologies for my oversight in my prayer I did pray for no snow locusts hale plague snakes etc. but I forgot to mention mice. I promise next year I will include a complete inventory of all menacing creatures 2 legged or 4. them all

      August 12

    • Ellen

      PS... anybody who wants to include any creatures on the cedar river flow prayer list for next year please get ur requests in soon so the all mighty goddess of nature will have plenty of time to prepare our requests. Kodos to Sharon and Karen for their dedication commitment time and energy in planning this trip making it another successful smooth fun and very enjoyable annual event. And thanx to EvEryone.... for their contributions which added so much to the strength and comradery of the c.d.kayakers. AND Please get ur prayer requests in soon. . It works if u work it. ... See we had no plague s. Snake s snow locusts etc, Only a cute little hungry mouse!!!

      1 · August 12

  • nancy

    Thank you so much for putting this together! I had a great time...with great people. Thank you!!!

    1 · August 11

  • Kathy

    Sooooo, did you pick the dates for 2015?

    1 · August 11

  • Wayne

    Nice photos & comments.

    1 · August 11

  • Colleen C.

    PS.. Pictures to follow tomorrow.

    1 · August 11

  • Colleen C.

    Just what I needed!! Thanks Sharon! I felt like a new person driving home! I had a wonderful time if you don't count the left turn on cedar river rd. LOL Great spending time will you all!! I will return to Cedar River, as it has so much beauty and peace of mind to offer!

    1 · August 11

  • Deb

    Great day, great people, and an absolutely beautiful spot! This is one of my favorite paddles. Thanks, Sharon!

    2 · August 9

  • Deb

    Great day, great people, and an absolutely beautiful spot! This is one of my favorite paddles. Thanks, Sharon!

    August 9

  • Lee

    thought i could go at the last minute but can't...rsvp won't let me cancel though

    August 9

  • Donna M.

    sorry for the last minute change of plans. I was looking forward to this. Hope that someone gets the message to all of you who are camping.

    August 9

  • Terri

    I'll have to pass on this one. I was looking forward to it but just not prepared for the camping part. Hopefully, another time. Enjoy!

    August 8

  • Colleen C.

    Im all packed andwill see eveyone Friday night. Im camping, may stay one night at golden beach, but will look for the group at the wakeley dam camp site. Have fun Thursdsy and Friday!

    August 7

  • Ellen

    I'm planning on meeting the group at the lake 10:30 :fri.

    August 7

  • Gail

    I decided to go with group on Friday. Will be @ Lk Abernakee by 1030

    1 · August 7

  • Barb E

    Tom and I plan on arriving Thursday early evening. We're bringing our little turquoise and white Scotty trailer, so those arriving after us will know right where to find the group. I'll also bring my pink flamingos for an added flare of cheesiness!

    August 4

    • Sharon

      It's OK...there were quite a few RVs in there. Now, cars like mine that are low riders....let's just say the underside of my car will never be the same.

      August 6

    • Karen

      Here's to another year of grass tagging along behind you! :)

      August 7

  • Sharon

    Could everyone try to stop at their local still works store and pick up a bag of firewood? Not mandatory of course, it's just that it's the cleanest and most burnable wood around

    August 6

    • Sharon

      That would be Stewart's store. :-)

      August 6

  • Jim A.

    I plan on being at the site early afternoon on Thursday. Black Pathfinder with a canoe and kayak on top. Probably be fishing near the bridge (or maybe napping...)

    1 · August 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sharon, we will be coming up Thursday night to camp for Thu, Fri, and Sat nights. Maureen and I. Just wanted to let you know our arrival plan. See you there.

    1 · August 6

  • Sharon

    Left hand turn onto Cedar River Road (CR 12), off rte 28 is approx 2 miles past the Indian Lake Stewarts. Just past golf course and cemetery...how fitting

    August 6

  • maureen

    Are we camping near the put in? I was thinking about coming in an RV.

    1 · August 5

  • Sharon

    Hey, people....there are lots of great places to stop on the way....Jacob N Toney's country store and the famous Oscar's in Warrensburg, the hardware store in Indian Lake across from Stewart's and ?

    1 · August 4

    • Stacie H.

      Thats why I am headed up on Thursday! :-)

      1 · August 5

  • ED

    Not sure if I will be back from Fl.

    1 · July 20

    • Sharon

      Email me at [masked]

      August 3

    • Donna

      Yea man!!

      August 4

  • Ed B.

    I'm Planning to bring my 12' pack canoe and will meet you Friday morning if you tell me where. Plan to camp Friday and Saturday night As I will be going on to Long Pond Sunday morning.
    Ed

    August 2

    • Sharon

      Karen, can you get the exact location of where we are launching on Abanakee?

      August 3

    • Karen

      Yes, I'm going to post this as an additional meetup with specifics and directions.

      August 3

  • Fred

    Sharon, why is the paddle slower on the way back? Is that because there is a strong current? I suppose with a name like Cedar River Flow, there must be a flow or current. How strong is the current?

    August 1

    • Sharon

      Because we are going to be very tired!

      August 1

    • Sharon

      I don't recall a big current on the main water...if we venture into some estuaries, there might be a little.

      August 3

  • Donna M.

    I think I will be able to camp on Sat night after the paddle

    August 1

  • Fred

    This sounds like a lot of fun! How far are we going to paddle on Sat? How fast?

    August 1

    • Sharon

      My guess is that we will be on the water 3-4 hours depending on conditions but it will not be fast...especially on the way back.

      August 1

  • Terri

    Question: Is this paddle comparable to being on the Hudson River near Albany or more like a large creek? I don't want to get up there with my little kayak and find it's out of my league. Also, is anyone going up Friday morning that wouldn't mind leading the way. This will be my first time in this area and I don't want to get lost!

    July 30

    • Sharon

      It's more like a lake. If you can borrow a bigger boat from someone, I would advise that. I will vouch for Terri if someone has a boat you can lend her. We are going to be paddling in the Indian Lake area (outside of our camping area) on Friday so maybe you could meet us there. We will post the exact location of this paddle.

      July 30

  • Nanci L.

    Sadly, I will be out of town!

    May 15

    • Ellen

      Sorry u wont be joinin, us. we sd plsn a trip so we can finally meet up and paddle together. Enjoy your trip

      July 29

  • Ellen

    Let's pray for no rain hail sleet plagues locus and snakesil thank u goddess of nature.

    July 29

  • Jim A.

    I'm camping.

    July 28

    • Ellen

      Yeah it's about time you came out of hiding to play with us wacky kayakers again!!! Don't forget to bring ur sense of humor again uu will surely need it with this kooky gp. I should speak for myself ssince I deserverd the kooky dramaqueen award anf u were quite the intrepid hero.

      July 29

  • Stacie H.

    I will be camping and am going to try to go up Thursday afternoon!

    2 · July 29

  • Karen

    Camping, going up on thursday, looking forward to another memorable time!:-)

    July 29

  • Donna

    Camping, but not sure if I can get out or off work

    July 28

  • Stacie H.

    I am wondering when people plan on arriving up there and if any other paddles are planned? I have Thursday and Friday off that week and would probably head up early friday morning.

    July 28

    • Sharon

      We DID make some more detailed plans and will post later today.

      2 · July 28

  • Doug M.

    Sorry to back out, I'll be going to a Morris dance gathering that weekend.

    July 20

  • Bill N.

    Sorry to miss it but happy that I will be in Ireland.

    1 · May 15

  • Andrew

    Shucks- just remembered I have a wedding to go to that weekend.

    February 3, 2014

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