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by d_s_144
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Site 3?
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Site 3?

We bring a 4-piece, 32' wooden dock for our two boats. It's bulky and heavy, that's for sure. We also use 2x4 posts at both ends and at each section connection. Like Dave mentioned, the posts are a doozy, but we have a custom post pounder that fits over them. It's still quite the beating. Once we fi...
by d_s_144
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Boat Rental
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Boat Rental

Hickoks Marina, right on the Ponds, does rent some boats. I believe a couple are still family-sized runabouts, but that may have changed. They weren't late-model boats, probably from the late 80's, but they'll get you around. I believe they had 50 hp outboards, skiing may be a challenge if your prog...
by d_s_144
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Webcams for NY Lakes, Ponds & Rivers
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Webcams for NY Lakes, Ponds & Rivers

Thank you!
by d_s_144
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: History and Fond Memories
Topic: Northern Pike Heads on Trees...
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Northern Pike Heads on Trees...

I remember the first drive to the site after checking-in as a child, and seeing Pike heads nailed to trees all along the ponds. I guess everyone must have kept everything they caught back then, because it was a very popular activity, a kind of trophy display to reflect on the weeks catch. I've caugh...
by d_s_144
Fri May 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: History and Fond Memories
Topic: The Old Green Garbage Truck
Replies: 0
Views: 74

The Old Green Garbage Truck

Does anyone else remember when each site had a green metal garbage can with the site number painted on it? Every morning the old green garbage truck came around and emptied each one. The cacophony of sound that old truck produced was a type of alarm clock as a child. Raccoons and bears ended that pr...
by d_s_144
Wed May 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Area Events
Topic: Raquette River Brewing
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Raquette River Brewing

I had no idea these guys were here, but if you're looking for a break from FCP (for some reason), this may be the answer! Looks like they are down past the Raquette Pond park (where Woodsmans Field Days and the big flea market are held in Tupper Lake) on RT 3. I'll be making the journey one day just...
by d_s_144
Tue May 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Memorial Day w/e 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Memorial Day w/e 2019

Well, that sounds like the standard Memorial Day Weekend in the ADK's. I'm still jealous that you have already made a pilgrimage to FCP in 2019. I still have a couple months to wait. Hopefully everything dried out before the incessant rain today! Happy camping!
by d_s_144
Thu May 23, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Roger Hickok RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Roger Hickok RIP

That's horrible news. That family has had a tough run the last few years. Gods speed, Roger.
by d_s_144
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Hickok’s sold again
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Hickok’s sold again

by d_s_144
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: What’s going on with Hickoks for 2019?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: What’s going on with Hickoks for 2019?

I heard a rumor last year that the Donaldsons folks were going to buy it. I think the number was $1.4 million, or somewhere in there. I go there everyday while at FCP, I hope nothing ever happens to it. I have been in that place since the 70's, it's an FCP institution!
by d_s_144
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

We're trying to get to 7/20 for seven nights. The snag is we need two sites together (2 campers, screenhouse, one tent, one dock, two boats) for the 8 of us. Oh well, we'll keep looking and hope for the best. If all else fails, we just go up on 7/28, no big deal. Everyone has to get PTO requests in ...
by d_s_144
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Well, I check 3x a week, and still, I am not seeing the slew of cancellations I had anticipated. Maybe everyone is just going to keep both weeks this year, since RA does not seem to add inventory back in the system if the campers don't show up within 24 hours, or whatever the guideline is these days...
by d_s_144
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

We have 2 sites, 222 and 223. It's a pain trying to get two together, as I'm sure you can imagine. But, it worked out OK. We'd still like to move a week earlier, but two cancellations, side-by-side, seems rather unlikely in the same week. We'll hope for the best! Come on Spring! The fat, furry roden...
by d_s_144
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...
Replies: 10
Views: 961

I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Well, I was hoping the masses would have started to cancel the first week of their two-week reservations. Now that many folks are booking a week earlier than their intended arrival date to ensure they can secure a spot, I thought I would see a ton of available sites, but that does not seem to be the...
by d_s_144
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Reservation Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 3980

Re: Reservation Issues

He shoots, he SCORES!!!

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