Rock Pond


Long Lake, NY 12847

You know it's good paddling when you have to cross one lake to get to another! Rock Pond, although not a unique name in the Adirondacks, is a unique experience and one that should not be missed by adventurous canoers or kayakers.

Getting there

From the three-way intersection in Long Lake, follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake for about 7.5 miles, then turn left on Sabattis Circle Road. Follow this to another three-way intersection and take a left. Follow this to the Whitney Headquarters on the left and park here.


Once you paddle south down Little Tupper Lake (3+ miles), look for the inlet from Rock Pond on the south side of the lake. There is a very long narrow stream (more than 2-miles in length) that will access you to Rock Pond. This is possibly the most scenic and interesting paddle opportunities in the region. Once on Rock Pond there are additional camping opportunities. Hang out here for a couple days and enjoy some serious solitude, listen to the loons, and gander about for the local moose. Do not paddle past Rock Pond as it soon becomes private property.

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