The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.
How to Get There
From the 3-way intersection in the Village of Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue for around 7.5 miles to Sabattis Circle Road on the left. Follow this down to another three-way intersection and take a left. Drive about 0.1 miles to the launch on the right, park here. There is additional parking just back up the road.
This launch is not direct into Round Lake. This launch will give you access to a southern outlet with a fantastic paddle through the narrows. There are several camping locations on the lake for an extended weekend adventure.
Type of Launch
Dirt with steps, no motor boats allowed
Type of Carry
Less than 100 feet
Type of Water
Can get a bit choppy but otherwise mostly calm. Due to its size it can get whitecaps, making paddling much harder.
The wetlands that surround the narrows are excellent birding locations and should be awarded a bit of extra time. With its several small and large bays on all sides and small islands, you won't be lacking for areas to explore.
Round Lake is one of the home waters of a unique "heritage" strain of brook trout known as the Little Tupper strain.
Round Lake has eleven 11 primitive camping sites best accessed by water.