Camp Uncas is in the west-central Adirondack
Mountains of New York State
• 2.5 hours from Albany
• 1.5 hours from Utica
• 2.5 hours from Syracuse
• 6 miles south and west of Raquette Lake, New York.
Camp Uncas is part of an enclave of three
“Great Camps” south of Raquette Lake, surrounded by
tens of thousands of acres of state-owned Forest Preserve. Each
camp is on its own lake, about two miles from the other two as though
points on an equilateral triangle. All were originally built by
Adirondack Great Camp pioneer William West Durant. An early 20th
century traveler called the three camps “America’s Finest
“Great Camp Sagamore” was the
core of the former 1526-acre estate of Alfred Vanderbilt and his
widow Margaret Emerson, from 1901-55. Donated to Syracuse University
for a conference center, it was purchased by Sagamore Institute
of the Adirondacks in 1975. They continue to operate it as a conference
center and for public historical tours.
Kamp Kill Kare is on a private lake and 1100-acre
estate developed by New York State Lieutenant Governor Timothy Woodruff
and owned for 70 years by the family of Anthony and Mabel Brady
Garvan. Kill Kare holds the record for the most expensive Great
Camp estate ever sold in the Adirondacks.
Camp Uncas is part of the original 1500-acre
estate owned by the J. Pierpont Morgan family for half a century
and the current owner’s family for the past 40 years. The
owners of Camp Uncas have the advantage of enjoying a private lake
and thousands of acres of public lands without the cost of purchasing
and maintaining it all.
• 4.6 acres
• 1700 feet of shoreline
• 5 Buildings
• Completely furnished and equipped
• Land line telephone.
• DSL high-speed Internet connection.
• Satellite TV, including new 42” plasma television
in den, on wall-mounted swivel bracket.
• Owner-financing considered with substantial down payment.
Current taxes are:
• County/town taxes: $8600.
• School taxes: $905.
• With only three to six school-age children in the district,
Raquette Lake has the lowest school taxes in New York State. This
represents a significant financial benefit that, even after the
property is reassessed, will yield a tax savings of approximately
$25,000 annually when compared to neighboring jurisdictions. This
savings could be considered equivalent to a $500,000 purchase price
Rights of Refusal
• The purchaser of this property will
have rights of refusal on the three other Uncas parcels, if they
should ever be sold.
• The purchaser of this property also will have a right of
first refusal on the two-acre parcel and building located half-way
between Sagamore and Uncas. All other land between Sagamore and
Uncas is State-owned Wild Forest.
• The two Uncas neighbors have rights of refusal on this property.
To arrange a viewing of Camp Uncas, contact:
Michael R. Franklin
Licensed Real Estate Broker