Great Camp Sagamore, PO Box 40, Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks, Inc. is an independent non-profit 501c3 Corp dedicated to the stewardship of Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, NY.

Maps & Directions

Please note that Sagamore is closed for the season. We welcome your visit when we reopen for stays in May and tours in June.

Sagamore is in the heart of the Adirondacks.  There isn’t any public transportation to Sagamore.  Amtrak serves Albany (Rensselaer), Saratoga, and Utica.  The nearest public airports are located in Syracuse and Albany.  Bus service reaches only to Warrensburg.  Limousine service is expensive, but available from the airports in Syracuse and Albany.  Most people rent a car to get to Sagamore.

Map to Great Camp Sagamore

From Albany (2½ hours)
Take the Warrensburg Exit #23 off the I-87 (not the thruway – 90!).  Follow Rte. 9 through Warrensburg to Rte. 28.  Follow Rte. 28 through the towns of Wevertown, North Creek, North River, Indian Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake.  At the “T” in Blue Mountain Lake, Rte. 28 makes a left turn.  Follow Rte. 28 into the village of Raquette Lake.

From Utica (1½ hours)
Take the Utica Exit #31 off the NYS Thruway (I-90).  Follow Rte. 12 North to Rte. 28 North.  Follow Rte. 28 through the towns of  Alder Creek, Forestport, Woodgate, Thendara, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, and Inlet.  Stay on Rte. 28 to the village of Raquette Lake.

From Lake Placid (2 hours)
Follow Rte. 86 to Saranac Lake and then Rte. 3 to Tupper Lake where you will follow Rte. 30 to Long Lake.  At the “T” in Long Lake, you will make a right and continue to Blue Mountain Lake.  Stay on the same road in Blue Mountain Lake, it will become Rte. 28.  Follow it to the village of Raquette Lake.

In the village of Raquette Lake
at the 4-way crossroads turn onto the dirt road beside the large green Sagamore sign.  Drive very slowly on the road into Sagamore; one curve is posted 15 mph.  Follow the sign for “Registered Guests”.  When you arrive at Sagamore, you should find the gate closed.  Please open it, enter, and close it again for your own privacy.  Drive up the hill to the parking lot.  Park your car and follow the gravel pathway and signs for the Conference Building, and enter the door labeled “Office.”

Gas Stations & ATM machines are few & far between in the Adirondack Mountains.  We recommend that you stop & fill up your tank before leaving the main highways!