Alger Island

Old Forge, New York 13420

Alger Island

Alger Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Accessible by boat only, this scenic campground is located at the western end of Fourth Lake, a central part of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. The Fulton Chain is a series of connected lakes that begins at Old Forge Pond and ends at Eighth Lake. The first five lakes stretch unbroken for 14 miles. Old Forge Pond and Sixth through Eighth Lakes are separated from this main expanse by a series of channels. Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton envisioned connecting the lakes and creating an “Adirondack Canal.” Although the canal was never built, the lakes still bear Fulton’s name. Dogs on leash with proof of currently valid rabies vaccination  Reservations: None required for the 2 tent sites, required for lean-tos; 2-night stay required."

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Trail Information

Old Forge
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Swimming, Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 315-369-3224 www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24451.html
Local Contacts
Lean-to (except the 2 tent sites), pit toilet and fire ring. Picnic area, potable water, docks, lean-tos.
Facilities

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