Floodwood Road Labor Day Weekend Camp & Paddle

  • August 30, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Floodwood Road has a host of primitive camping sites that are accessible by car. The paddling and swimming opportunities are endless and I have had a fine time exploring this area.

Polliwog Pond

The plan is to go up Saturday morning (now Friday) and secure a site somewhere along the road. You may think that labor Day weekend would be crowded and hard to get a site but my experience has been just the opposite as familys and college kids are getting ready for the start of school. I don't have a particular paddle or time in mind it will be the whim of whoever shows up. I will place a CDK (Capital District Kayakers) flag or sign so you are able to find the site. 

Basically Floodwood road is a paved to dirt road that has sites all along on either side. If anyone wants to caravan up we can decide on a meeting spot & time. Everyone is responsible for their own food & supplies, but as usual we always like to share a potluck meal. Please familiarize yourself with the DEC primitive camping rules. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7872.html

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  • AG

    Did any one find a water proof Northern ADks paddle map? I had it in a ziplock bag. I haven't seen it since I paddled the slip stream on Sat. (8/30)

    September 30

    • Karen

      I went thru my books and maps not there:(

      1 · October 18

    • Stacie H.

      Thanks for looking Karen!

      October 18

  • Stacie H.

    I also lost my new Southern ADK paddle map and book! I didn't even get a chance to look at it! :-(

    October 6

    • AG

      R u kidding! Between the 2 of us we've lost nearly the entire ADK Paddle sections that r mapped on h20 proof!

      October 14

    • Stacie H.

      Yeah, the paddle book that I lost was not the one that went with the ADK maps. It was a new book with some different new suggestions of places to paddle. But the map was the new southern companion to the one you lost! :-(

      October 18

  • Karen

    Hey Group,
    I just want to say thanks for posting all these terrific photos! And for being part of another fine time. :)

    3 · September 5

    • AG

      Thanks for organizing, it's a sweet place! Thanks to you & Jim for those cleaning supplies. It made a quick clean up onnSun. AM, much easier!

      1 · September 6

  • Susan

    Great time camping with you all. See you on the water!

    1 · September 5

  • AG

    Stacie, here is the link to the ADK paddle patch pursuit. I really enjoyed all the paddles. It took me to much farther reaches of the ADK park vs. W46ing! http://www.adk.org/elbo/assets/pdf/ADK_Paddle_Pursuit.pdf

    1 · September 3

  • AG

    Great weekend. Karen, I loved learning a new section of Floodwood and I got to paddle a different section of Follensby Clear + I got to walk the sandy shore line that I did last year too!

    1 · September 3

  • Susan

    Aileen that would be great. I hope to get there tonight by 6:30/7:00. Weather looks good through Saturday night.

    August 29

  • AG

    I won't be able to meet you until Sun. Afternoon. I know weather is not looking great for Sun, but a little better on Mon. I might come up tonight & meet Sue & Jim and stay until thd rain?

    August 29

  • Susan

    I'm planning to get there tonight also, hopefully by 7. Looks like the best weather is today and saturday. Did I see a mention somewhere of camping near Middle Lake? Is that where we should look?

    August 29

  • Jim A.

    Change of plans. Will be there Friday around dinner time.

    August 29

  • Kim C.

    I'm headed up to the st regis canoe area for the weekend. So Great paddlers think alike. May try to catch up with you all at your campsite in the pm. We're staying at a B& B. Paddel plan is middle to lower saranac lake on saturday, then who knows. I 've a couple of routes planned. Floodwater area is a goal alond with others. Hope to catch up with you all. Will look for your sign. Paddeling rain or shine for sure.

    August 29

  • Susan

    I'm planning to come for part of the weekend, depending on weather and another partial plan. Will update by Friday!

    August 27

  • Ed B.

    Karen,
    When Friday late afternoon or Saturday morning? Expect fog in the early mornings this time of year. [masked]

    August 25

    • Karen

      Ed I sent you a text.

      August 27

  • Lee

    karen, just got back from there...many open sites. if my plans change, perhaps i'll head back up. I was blessed with great weather for the past three days for biking and paddling.

    1 · August 25

    • Karen

      Thanks Lee, I've spent the last couple of Labor day weekends on Floodwood Rd and have enjoyed beautiful weather and quiet serenity.

      August 26

  • Donna M.

    How long are you staying? I can't go up Saturday but would love to come up early on Sunday or Monday for a day trip

    August 26

    • Karen

      Donna I plan on leaving some time on Monday.

      August 26

  • Ed B.

    I could go any time Saturday or even Friday. I could meet if you want to convoy.
    Ed

    August 25

    • Karen

      Ed I'm so glad you are joining us. I have to work on Friday, but have put in to leave early like 1 ish. But i'm down in Hudson so it might be best to meet up at the site. PM me your cell# I think if i remember correctly cell service is kind of ok on floodwood. If you're familiar with the spot I'm hoping to get one of the sites further down the road i think on Middle pond with some real estate between the us and the road. :)

      August 25

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