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Friday, September 15, 2023, until Monday, September 18, 2023, 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Wellesley Island State Park
Wellesley Island State Park
44927 Cross Island Rd
Fineview, NY  13640
Additional Info:
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Paddlers must be members of the Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club, and must wear PFDs when they are on the water. Paddlers also agree to abide by any additional safety requirements set by trip leaders.
No Fee

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LVKCC 2023 Fall Trip

Sept 15-18


             It's your last chance to reserve a spot on our Fall 2023 weekend trip to Wellesley Island State Park. It’s a huge and very popular park in the Thousand Islands region on the New York-Canada border. Paddlers will reserve their own site, and can do so anytime. 

             The park on Wellesley Island is right in the middle of this beautiful, fresh water archipelago in the St. Lawrence River. We’ll plan long and short paddles as always. We will be camping a stone’s throw from the Canadian border, but all paddles will take place in U.S. waters so passports and covid cards will not be required. Google location here:

To grab a site, go to Wellesley Island State Park:

Click on “Camping Reservation.”  Plug in the start date, Sept. 15, and set the search for 3 nights  in Loop E (Eagle) if a campsite is good for you. If you want electric or full hookup, you’ll need to make a broader search. If you’ve never reserved a site at a New York state park, you’ll have to create an account when you check out. If you cannot find a site, we have a few members with reservations who are willing to share. Contact Dave Dawson for more information.
Here’s a map of the campground:

The Eagle area will be the focus of our activities. We can launch from these sites or from a boat launch close by.  There may also be a cabin available, but because two-week reservations are permitted in the fall, they may all be gone. The Chipmunk Cabins are nearby and are very basic. The cottages in the Eel Bay group are complete with bathrooms.

Two cars are allowed per site, so double up with your paddling friends.

The park is just a 4 ½ to 5-hour drive from the Lehigh Valley -- an easy highway run up Route 81. The weather should be comfortable and the water will still be warm from the summer.

If you reserve a site or make arrangements with someone else to stay,  please send an email to Dave Dawson with the site number, your phone number and the boat you will be paddling.