Axton Landing to Stony Creek Pond

From the put-in at Axton Landing you will proceed north (L) up stream along the Raquette River. After about 0.5 miles Stony Creek will come in on the left. This widening is easy to recognize, a bridge on Coreys Road can be seen just upstream over Stony Creek. Cross under under the bridge and into the waterway as it narrows and becomes very windy through red maples and alders. This is an excellent area for birding and other wildlife viewing. 

At the exit of Stony Creek you will be at the southern end of Stony Creek Ponds. There are two ponds which are private, as can be seen on the map all others are free to voyage. A short trail called Indian Carry is found at the north end to access Route 3 and to Upper Saranac Lake. Camping can be found on the NW peninsulas as you pass through the narrows to the NW pond. 

How to get there:

At the intersection for Route 3 and Route 30 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Saranac Lake. Continue past the intersection for Fish Creeks and locate Coreys Road on the right. Follow Coreys Road for 2.1 miles to the dirt access road for Axton Landing on the right. Drive this for about 0.1 miles to the boat launch. This is a very rough access road, take caution. 

Type of launch:

Roadside, dirt

Type of water:

This section of the Raquette River is very low current, but it surly doesn’t go unnoticed especially paddling upstream.     

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