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Canoe Trip at Camp Gorton

Canoe Trip at Camp Gorton
David Madison
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Canoe Trip at Camp Gorton

Great, easy, day trip, for your patrol or troop.

CANOE TRIP

Looking for a great 1 day trip on the water for your troop or patrol?  Camp Gorton, on east bank of Waneta Lake in Central, New York, offers a beautiful opportunity for this.  

Waneta Lake is a 3.5 mile lake in central New York which is south east of Keuka Lake.  Being a smaller lake in the Finger Lakes, the waters tend to be calmer than larger lakes. So, it is great for an outing for your younger Scouts and first time canoers.  Camp Gorton is equiped with a good quantiy of 2 person canoes and an array of life jackets to provide even larger troops a fun day on the water. 

Get geared up at the waterfront, take some time for some instruction and practice.  Then head out on your adventure.

At the southern tip of the lake, there is a nice channel that connects Waneta Lake to Lamoka Lake.  If you adventure into Lamoka Lake, there is a small island at the north end.  It is named Red Bank island, which has a nick-name of 'Masquito Island'. It is a nice place to target for a break in your trip.  It is a privately owned island, yet many locals visit it for picnics, swimming and rope swing into the water fun.

 

1 DAY ESCURSION AGENDA

8:45am - Arrive at Camp Gorton
9:00am - Gear up
9:30am - Safety Talk and Instruction 
9:45am - Get in water for practice session
10:00am - Head south on water
11:45am - Arrive at Masquito Island. Rest, Lunch, Swimming, Rope Swing
1:00pm - Rescue Rope Throw off Northern Bank
2:00pm - Leave island, Head north back to Camp Gorton
4:00pm - Arrive back at Gorton.  Return equipment
4:30pm - Head home

 

COST

$85/Hour
6 Canoes, Paddles,PFDs

 

ADDRESS

Camp Gorton
4241 Co Rd 25
Dundee, New York 14837

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Five Rivers Council, BSA
Website: https://fiveriversbsa.org
Phone: (607) 732-9047

 

WANETA LAKE

Waneta Lake is a small lake in the Finger Lakes region of the state of New York in the United States. The lake straddles the border of Schuyler County and Steuben County, and is within the towns of Tyrone and Wayne. Wikipedia
Length: 3.48 mi
Area: 1.245 mi²
Surface elevation: 1,099′
Shore length: 6.8 mi
Shore length1: 6.8 miles (10.9 km)
Max. depth: 29 feet (8.8 m)

 

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Scouting Type
  • Scouting
Phone Number607-732-9047
Website URLfiveriversbsa.org/
Street4241 Co Rd 25
CityDundee
StateNew York
Zipcode/Postal Code14837
CountryUnited States
LocationCentral, New York
Season/Time of YearSpring, Summer, Fall

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