J.P. Morgan's Adirondack Great Camp Uncas

Raquette Lake, New York

Michael R. Franklin
Licensed Real Estate Broker
(o) 315-876-2262

Setting and Privacy

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Camp Uncas is located at the end of a six-mile gravel road south of Raquette Lake. In those six miles one passes only two privately owned properties—at the 4-mile point the 17-acre “Great Camp Sagamore” conference center and historic site, and at the 4.6 mile point a private home on two acres. Everything else for miles in every direction is “forever wild” New York State Forest Preserve. Four miles down the six-mile road there is a gate, keeping unauthorized vehicles from driving to within two miles of Camp Uncas.

A drive of only about 15 minutes from the Raquette Lake General Store and the Raquette Lake Post Office, it is hard to imagine how private the end-of-the-road Camp Uncas setting is. Sitting on the Main Lodge or Hawkeye or Chingachgook porch, the entire visible lakeshore is state-owned land, never to be altered or developed. One could bushwhack in a straight line to the southwest 30 miles before coming to a paved road. The quiet is complete, the seclusion extraordinary.





Without light pollution the night sky is intense with stars.

The Main Lodge parcel of Camp Uncas is the most private section of this most private camp. The Camp Uncas internal road leads through the neighbors’ property and ends at the Main Lodge parcel, which is located at the end of the peninsula on which the camp is built with views of the water from both sides of the Main House. Thus no one other than the Main Lodge parcel owners and guests have the right to enter the property.

Although Camp Uncas is extremely secluded, it is relatively close to a variety of cultural activities in the area. Great Camp Sagamore (2 miles away) has daily tours in season and many educational and arts programs open to the public. The Raquette Lake Library (15 minutes) and St. Williams on Long Point (which provides a boat from Raquette Lake) offers weekly programs throughout the summer. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake (30 minutes) offer plays, concerts, arts classes and lectures throughout the year and in season, respectively. “View”, the arts center in Old Forge (40 minutes) also offers performances, classes and activities throughout the year. Good restaurants from the excellent Seventh Lake House near Inlet (25 minutes) to Eagle Bay to Old Forge are within reasonable driving distance.

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