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Donnelly Beach Campsite (Minerva Lake) Professional Review and Guide
"A petite campground on a postage-stamp-sized body of water in Essex Couny, Minerva Lake isn’t a highly sought-after spot, but makes for a suitable backup when the larger DEC campsites around Schroon Lake are full. The Hudson River forms this little community’s southern boundary—often referred to in the past as Irishtown due to its strong Irish heritage—while to the northwest, Vanderwarcker Mountain distinguishes itself from the surrounding landscape. Most of the action in the park takes place on the waterfront; Donnelly Beach and its snack bar seem to be equally popular among local kids. Note that motorized boats are not allowed on Minerva Lake. Campsites are screened from the park road by basketball and tennis courts as well as a row of trees, but don’t offer much privacy from one another. Each site includes a fire pit and picnic table, and a relatively new centrally located bathhouse features clean shower stalls with hot water and good pressure."
--Ben Keene, Camping New York (Falcon Guides).
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