Lake Lila & Shingle Shanty Brook – Long Lake, NY, US

Lake Lila & Shingle Shanty Brook – Long Lake, NY, US

Lake Lila is a remote 1,436 acres (5.81 km2) lake in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area, in the west-central portion of the Adirondack Park.

It is accessed via a 6-mile (9.7 km) dirt road. Boat access to the lake is by hand-launch only, after a 0.3-mile (0.48 km) portage from the parking lot.

It is the twenty-second largest body of water in the park, and the largest lake in the Adirondack Park whose shoreline is entirely state-owned.

Of the 100 largest lakes in the park, it is one of only five which are free of motorboats, jetskis, and floatplanes, including Lows, Little Tupper, Round, and Saint Regis Pond.

The southeastern portion of Lake Lila is an extensive wetland drained by the Shingle Shanty Brook, which feeds the lake; the lake is drained by the Beaver River. The lake is bordered by 2,220-foot (680 m) Mount Frederica.

There are 24 primitive campsites, 18 of which are accessible only by boat.

Fish found within Lake Lila include smallmouth bass, lake trout, yellow perch, and brown bullhead. Landlocked salmon and brook trout are present in very small numbers.

Video Source: Meadows Along the Shingle Shanty and Big Waves on Lake Lila (Adirondacks). What a great place! from Hike Long Lake on Youtube  CC BY

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