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There are many ways to get to Wakely Dam, the way you choose will depend on your level of comfort driving on the local roads. The following tables and maps provide instructions from the South East and the South West using main roads. If you are planning on driving directly to the start at Piseco, there are shorter routes than described here. Check with your map.  WARNING:  The last 12 miles from Rt. 28 to Wakely Dam will take you at least 30 minutes driving time - Plan accordingly.

Driving Instructions from Points South & West



Exit NYS Thruway at Utica follow signs to State Rt. 12 North 0 mi
Continue (North) on SR-12 12.8 mi
Turn RIGHT (North-East) onto SR-365 14.6 mi
Bear LEFT (East) onto SR-8 35.0 mi
At Speculator, turn LEFT (North-West) onto SR-30 23.8 mi
Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-28 2.1 mi
Bear LEFT (North-West) onto Local road (See Map inset below) 54 yds
Turn LEFT (South-West) onto CR-12 6.9 mi
Bear LEFT (South) onto Cedar River Rd 5.0 mi
Arrive NPT - Wakely Dam - Finish  

Driving Instructions from Points South & East






I-90 NYS Thruway I-787 NNW I-90 Exit 9  
I-787 SR 7 NNE   5.65 mi
SR 7 I-87 (Northway) WNW   3.68 mi
I-87 (Adirondack Northway) CR 35 (Diamond Point-Bakers Crossing Rd) N I-87 Exit 7 Mile 6 53.41 mi
CR 35 (Diamond Point-Bakers Crossing Rd) US 9 WSW I-87 Exit 23 Mile 60 0.20 mi
US 9 SR 28 NNW   4.11 mi
SR 28 Local road NW   35.51 mi
Local Rd.
See Map inset below)
CR 12 NW   54 yds
CR 12 Cedar River Rd W   6.9 mi
Cedar River Rd Wakely Dam SSW   5 mi

Wakely Dam (Finish)

Set your odometer to zero in the town of Indian Lake at the intersection of Rt. 28 and Rt. 30. At 2 miles you'll cross the bridge over the Cedar River. Take a left at the triangle and to County Road 12 (see map inset below). This winding road turns into the dirt Cedar River Road . It gets pretty rough and in times of wet weather could get a little muddy.  But even on our worse rainy day the dirt road was passable even with a small sedan. If in doubt, call the local Ranger - they are always very helpful and will gladly share their knowledge of the area, road and trail conditions.


Piseco (Start)

From Rt. 8 you'll see signs for Piseco and the Piseco Airport. Turn onto County Road 24 (not noticeably marked) for 2.3 miles. After you pass the airport on your right, your next right will be Haskells Road. Take Haskells Road for 1.6 miles until you approach the small bridge over Cold Stream. Parking is on the right just before the bridge. Do not cross the bridge or you'll be on private property. Home owners there will most likely be sleeping at that hour in the morning so please respect their rights. Registration will take place at the parking area. The run begins a short walk up the trail at the DEC Registration box.

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