Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Updates & Notices

Know before you go.


The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) is committed to ensuring that every experience in the Adirondacks is the best it can be by providing up-to-date information. The safety of our residents and visitors is our highest priority. With that, we want you to have the resources you need to make informed decisions.

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Adirondack Recreation – Notices and closures


  • Rattlesnake Mountain Trail – Willsboro, NY (Temporary closure)
  • Westport Boat Launch – Closed September 8 – Late October


Open with limitations


  • DEC-controlled fire towers are open to visitors. Only one household group should be in the fire tower cab, groups should social distance on the summit while waiting to climb to the cab, sanitize hands before and after being on the fire tower, and wear masks.
  • Adirondack Mountain Club – Lake Placid, NY & Keene Valley, NY. HPIC, Wilderness Campground, Heart Lake Cabins, Johns Brook Camps, Johns Brook Lean-tos, and The Hungry Hiker are open. The Loj is closed through June 26 and JBL is closed for the summer.
  • Cobble Mountain – Closed via the Northwood School trailhead. Hikers can access the trail via the DEC Rt. 86 trailhead or the “Purple Trail” access via Mt. Whitney Road or Cobble Hill Road.
  • State campground update. State trails, parks, and historic sites are open to the public for singles, couples, and families.
  • DEC issued late muddy trails advisory: please avoid trails above 2500 ft.


Additional Resources


  • Adirondack Backcountry information
  • Emergency Situations: If you get lost or injured; keep calm and stay put. If you have cell service, call 911 or the DEC Forest Ranger Emergency Dispatch, 518-891-0235.
  • Hike Smart NY: Come prepared with the proper gear.
  • Mask Up: New Yorkers are required to wear masks in public when appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained, including on trails and in the backcountry.
  • Have a Backup Plan: The Adirondacks is expecting large numbers of vehicles at trailheads and boat launches, and large numbers of people on trails. With limited parking, areas will fill up quickly. Be prepared with several backup plans so you can move on to your next location if parking is full.



Parking Information


Please avoid visiting crowded areas. For visitor safety and the safety of others, do not park on roadsides and only park in designated parking areas. If parking lots are full, please choose a different area to visit, or return another time or day when parking is available.


  • There will be increased law enforcement presence along the Route 73 corridor this weekend. Parking will be strictly enforced.
  • The Town of Keene shuttle from Marcy Field to the Garden Trailhead will not be running.
  • Once the 46-car Garden lot is full, spill-over parking will not be permitted.
  • Parking on Johns Brook, Market and Adirondack Streets in Keene Valley is limited to local residents. Signs and traffic barricades will mark where it is illegal to park. Violators will be towed.
  • Adirondack Mountain Reserve (aka Ausable Club) has reduced its parking capacity on its lot near the intersection of Ausable Road and State Route 73 to a maximum of 28 vehicles. Parking is not permitted along Ausable Road, on Ausable Club lands, or along the nearby stretches of State Route 73.


To submit a notice or update, please email or call 1-800-447-5224.

To submit a notice or update, please email or call 1-800-447-5224.

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