Camping at Balsam Lake.

There is a nice lean-to and camping area about 1/4 mile from the summit, with a very reliable water source close by. The easiest way to reach the lean-to is from the Beaverkill approach (See Hike Descriptions).

Camping is not permitted in the clearing at any time, but picnicking is welcome. There is a picnic table in the clearing.

Open fires are forbidden at all times in the clearing. Please respect this policy. As Gus Stewart, a former observer, once wrote, "This is God's Country. Don't burn it down and make it look like hell".