Camping at Balsam Lake.
There is a nice lean-to and camping area about 1/3 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 picnicing is welcome. There is a picnic table in the
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".