Posts Tagged ‘Oswego County’

Vanderkamp Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Frank Channing Soule Lodge

Frank Channing Soule Lodge

Vanderkamp
Fee: None (donations accepted)
Pets: No
Handicap Access: Grounds only, not trails

Parking: N43 15.560 W75 54.107
[map] 1979 Trail Map
[map] 2011 Trail Map
[link] Cleveland Historical Society – Vanderkamp History
[link] Cleveland Historical Society – Vanderkamp Gallery
[link] Vanderkamp Official Site

Green Trail
N43 15.522 W75 53.982
Distance: 2.4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy

Trail View - Green / Orange Trail

Trail View – Green / Orange Trail

Chapel

Chapel

Beach

Beach

Boat House

Boat House

 

Blue Trail
N43 15.522 W75 53.982
Distance: 1.4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy

Orange Trail
N43 15.522 W75 53.982
Distance: 2.9 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy

Stone Bridge - Orange Trail

Stone Bridge – Orange Trail

Ferns - Orange Trail

Ferns – Orange Trail

 

10/04/2013 (Solo) Vanderkamp is a hidden oasis in the Cleveland area.  The trails offer many scenic areas, both along the beautiful pond and within the wooded trails.  The main areas around the lodges is very easy walking.  However, along some of the trails, there are areas that can be tricky to navigate.  There are signs placed throughout the trails, but it is recommended that you have a map and compass in hand.  Several of the signs simply indicate north or south, so knowing north is helpful.  Admittedly, there where a few areas that contained unmarked crossroads that had me double backing, especially around marker #23 which leads out to County Route #17.  This being said, many trail markers and much maintenance has been done along the trails making it a great place to hike.

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Little Sandy Creek Monday, April 18th, 2011
Little Sandy Creek

Little Sandy Creek (East of Norton Road)

Body of Water:
Little Sandy Creek

Key Species:
Steelhead

Description:
“This creek averages 15 feet wide and flows into North Sandy Pond … Late fall through March, steelhead enter during high water, reaching all the way to the hamlet of Sandy Creek.  They take egg sacs and egg patterns.  The best time to fish is when the creek is murky and too high to wade across.” — Fishing Western New York

Little Sandy Creek - 2

Little Sandy Creek (West of Norton Road)

[Rybaak 39A] – Public Access
GPS: N43 38.136 W76 07.719 (Parking Area)
*Parking for about 30 vehicles.  Public fishing is allowed on both sides of the bridge for approximately 1/2 mile.

Oneida Lake Monday, June 28th, 2010
Oneida Lake - Cleveland Lighthouse

Oneida Lake - Cleveland Lighthouse

Bodies of Water:
Oneida Lake

Key Species:
Walleye, northern pike, black bass, tiger muskie, channel catfish, white bass, sheepshead, yellow perch, sunfish, bullhead

Description:
“Spilling into four counties, this 51,091 -acre lake is the largest body of water totally contained in the state’s border.  It averages 22 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 55 feet.” – Fishing Western New York

Links:
Oneida Lake Association
DEC – Oneida Lake

[Rybaak 157A] – Brewerton Public Access (Bartell Road)
GPS: N43 13.987 W76 07.864 (Parking Lot-South)
*This is a pretty nice size lot that will park around 50 cars.
GPS: N43 14.480 W76 07.831 (Parking Lot-North)
* Parking for about 20 vehicles.

Brewerton Public Access - Bartell Road

Brewerton Public Access - Bartell Road

Brewerton Public Access - Bartell Road

Brewerton Public Access - Bartell Road

Oneida Lake - North Public Access

Oneida Lake - North Public Access

Oneida Lake - North Access Trail

Oneida Lake - North Access Trail

Oneida Lake - North Access

Oneida Lake - North Access

[Rybaak 157B] – Oneida Shores County Park
GPS: N43 13.633 W76 06.663 (Parking)
*County park fees apply.

[Rybaak 157C] – South Shore Boat Launch
[Rybaak 157D] – Verona Beach State Park
GPS: N43 09.993 W75 43.545 (Parking)
*This is a really nice park with a lot of fishing and hiking opportunities.  State Park fees apply.  Ample parking and facilities reside within the park, including camping opportunities.

[Rybaak 157E] – Sylvan Beach Public Access
GPS: N 43 11.703 W 75 43.786 (Canal Parking)
*This is a unique spot for fishing because it offers the added benefit of the amusement park and the beach for those not as interested in throwing a few lines.  There is usually parking on Canal Street behind Yesterday’s Royal.  This is a popular walleye fishing site in the fall.

[Rybaak 157F] – Godfrey Point Public Access
GPS: N43 13.471 W75 51.019 (Parking)
*Two paved boat launches and rig parking for about 35 vehicles.

Godfrey Point - April 2012

Godfrey Point - April 2012

[HBF 157A] – Cleveland Docks (Apps Boathouse)
GPS: N43 13.899 W75 52.885 (Parking Area)
*Boat launch and parking for around 15 cars.  This has been a hot spot for bullhead fishing at night.

Oneida Lake - Apps Boathouse

Oneida Lake - Apps Boathouse

[Rybaak 157G] – Phillips Point Public Access (Toadharbor)
[HBF 157B] – Oneida Fish Cultural Station
GPS: N43 14.889 W75 59.895 (Parking Area)
*Very limited parking — 5 to 7 cars.  The hatchery is just off of Oneida Lake and marks the beginning of Scriba Creek.

Oneida Fish Cultural Station (from Oneida Lake)

Oneida Fish Cultural Station (from Oneida Lake)

Oneida Fish Cultural Station (facing Oneida Lake)

Oneida Fish Cultural Station (facing Oneida Lake)