Dead Creek Primitive Area offers the chance to get close to nature in a narrow, winding paddle through shallow marshlands.
How to get there
Drive north on State Route 3 from Tupper Lake for 8.5 miles. There is a pull-off and picnic area to your left, where you will put in to Dead Creek.
Carry your boat 20 yards to the put in. From here, a narrow and meandering stream weaves 3 miles through marshlands to the headwaters of Dead Creek. This is a great option for folks with light boats, or those comfortable getting in and out of their boat for the occasional carry over a shallow area. Paddle during a windy day, as the entire area is well-protected.