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Moose River Plains Road to reopen Friday

The Moose River Plains Road, badly damaged by flooding this spring, will be fully open to motor vehicles beginning Friday, July 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.

The road, known in places at Cedar River Road and Limekiln Road, is the main route through the Moose River Plains. It is a popular primitive camping area between Indian Lake and Inlet.

"This area was hit hard during the historic flooding which occurred across the Adirondack Park this spring," said Rob Davies, Director of DEC's Division of Lands and Forests.

Crews from Hamilton County and the town of Indian Lake helped the repair work, Davies said.
The western portion of the road, from Inlet, was open just before Memorial Day Weekend. However, the eastern portion had received significantly more damage, and repairs were only completed this week.

The Moose River Plains includes more than 40 miles of dirt roads, approximately 170 primitive campsites and 50,000 acres of state-owned wild forest.

DEC said Rock Dam Road, Indian River Road and Otter Brook Road beyond the South Branch Moose River bridge remain closed. Also, campsites near Wakely Dam remain closed due to ongoing repair work on the dam.

Also in Hamilton County, the Jessup River Road in the Perkins Clearing conservation easement lands north of Speculator will be closed for four to six weeks beginning the week of Aug. 8 so that repairs can be made on two bridges.

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