Carry Falls Recreation Area
Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2018

Cute & Quiet...Mosquitoes Come FREE of Charge!

Small and quiet campground, just about 20 miles from the Village of Tupper Lake, along the Raquette River.  Great campground for an extended river trip, as there is a nice launch at the far end of the campground.

Sites are basic with a picnic table and open grill. Composting toilets (very clean smelling), trash, and drinking water (somewhat rusty thought) are available. Some sites can accommodate longer RV’s and some are perfect for tents (no tent pads though).  All sites have quite a bit of shade and privacy as they are lined with trees and shrubs.

The major problem with this campground is that there are thousands of mosquitos who don’t seem to be crepuscular! They are out all day and night and even found ways to get inside our camper. Our only saving grace was the downpour that kept them away.

No reservations, first-come first served.  The current camp hosts have been coming here every year for 15 years and are sweet as can be.  And, are evidently immune to mosquitoes!

  • Motorized boat launch for the Raquette River.  Rainy morning.
  • Nice private sites with lots of shade.
  • These snapping turtles are everywhere in the area!  This one needed some help crossing the road in the rain at dusk.
  • Site 10, just about 50 yards from the river.
  • Can't miss the bathhouse, even at night.
  • Sweet smelling composting toilet!
  • Not exactly bear proof trash cans, but evidently they aren't an issue here.
  • Old school open grill.
  • Kayak/canoe beach launch.
  • Mt. Arab, one of the Triad in the area, is worth a hike to the top!  You can see most of the Adirondacks from the top.  Moderate/steep hike, maybe 1 mile up.
  • A quick tour of the campground.
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