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
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