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Rollins Pond Camp and Paddle
I have reserved campsite 81 from August 13-20, 2018. You can reserve on-line on Reserve America at or call[masked] Once that happens, we will be ironing out the details of paddles that we have selected based on input from others. Send your suggestions by private MeetUp messenger to Jo Z and be sure to add your site number. This is the map of the main paddle areas. As you can see, there are a lot of areas to explore. The pond at the bottom left of where it says 'Rollins Pond' is a very quiet area where the loons hang out--not far from our campsites. To the right is Whey Pond which you need to portage to, but is a very pretty 'remote' lake. A tow line might be handy (as well as water shoes) to navigate the narrows north of Rollins Pond to Floodwood Pond, depending on water level. Follensby Clear Pond is the largest area of paddling and best done during the week because of parking issues. There are many other wonderful paddles outside this map that some may like to do, so send a private MeetUp message to Jo Z with your favorite paddles for consideration. And, of course, on a rainy day, there's always Lake Placid to visit, so don't forget to bring umbrellas. But, we'll all be positive and think sunshine and warm weather!

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Welcome to Capital District Kayakers!

This group if for paddlers of all experience levels, from beginners to the diehards. We provide an almost full year of paddling and social events from Kingston to Lake Placid, with many being right here in the Capital District. Most trips are for just a few hours but others could be day trips or even overnight...camping and/or hotels.

If you are a beginner, we will recommend some local classes or post some here ourselves...don't be afraid to ask for help in learning and/or buying a boat to suit your needs.

We will strive to follow NYS boating laws and regulations as best we can, While we all look out for each other, we expect each person to accept responsibility for their own safety by realizing their limits.

Each event will have rules that are posted by the Event Host and each member attending must abide by those rules. Remember that the Event Host is inviting you to join them. Be respectful and be ready to launch at the scheduled time. If you cannot make it to an event, please remove your rsvp so people are not expecting you, or worse yet, you prevent someone else from attending. Repeated no shows will be held accountable and may be removed from the group for an extended time.

This group is focused on providing peaceful and fun events that could take you to places you have never been before...or maybe you will take us to one of those places. We also partake in paddles that are cultural, historical and knowledgeable...including benefits. While having fun, it is extra rewarding to give back to the community and the environment!

While we do not collect dues anymore, contributions made through the CHIP IN link are greatly appreciated and put to good use for the good of the entire group.

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