the William C. Whitney Area
from Tupper Lake, Crossroads of the Adirondacks
|History of Whitney Park||Wildlife at Whitney Park||Exploring Whitney Park|
|Ecology of Whitney Park||Fishing at Whitney Park||Burn Road Trailhead|
|Stony Pond Road Trailhead||Headquarters Map||Whitney Park Map|
Welcome to the William C.Whitney
On December 22, 1997
Governor Pataki announced that the State had agreed to purchase nearly 15,000 acres of
Whitney Park, describing it as a " priceless gift from this generation of New
Yorkers to those that will follow us." Acquired with money from the Environmental
Protection Fund and the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, this new addition to New York"s Forest Preserve is now open to the public for a variety of recreational
activities, including canoeing, fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, trapping, cross-country
skiing, and horseback riding. The area has been named after William C. Whitney, who
assembled a vast forest estate that has been managed for more than a century by the
The William C.
Whitney Area is just west of the center of the Adirondack Park. It is readily accessible
from New York State Route 30, a designated Scenic Byway know as the Adirondack Trail. To
reach the area, take Route 30 twelve miles south of the hamlet of Tupper Lake, crossroads
of the Adirondacks (For accommodations hit the link Tupper
Lake Directory) to the intersection with Hamilton County Route 10A (Sabattis Road).
Turn west and proceed four miles to the Little Tupper Lake Headquarters Entrance Road.
Here, at the former headquarters of Whitney Park, you will find the main parking area, an
information station and the only water access site on Little Tupper Lake.
The relatively unvarying terrain and the complex system of roads on the property make it essential that visitors plan carefully and use a good compass and good maps when traveling. To be prepared, you should supply yourself with good maps, such as those available from the United States Geological Survey, which shows topography, roads, streams, etc. The 7.5 x 15 minute topographical maps that cover this area are Little Tupper Lake and Forked Lake quadrangles (visitors stop at the Tip Top Sport Shop to buy maps) or order direct from the USGS directly at (800) USA-MAPS.
You are the person to visit this site since March 7, 1999
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