We arrived to Long Lake mid May and set up our docks and launched our boat which we tie up at the dock. Our beach is fairly flat with a slight slope. We could easily reach our dock which is about 60 feet or so from our stone wall, no wading required. Within no time, the rains started to fall from the very end of May into June. By the second week on June, after one huge rain event, there was a backup of water in the lake that ended up covering our beach, some 50 feet worth with water up to my waist at our dock ramp! It became a chore and still is...it is June 23rd! and we still have to wade through thigh + high water to reach the boat.
The town of Long Lake still does not have access from its dock to shore, and many lake residents have not yet been able to put in their docks. When it rains and the morning is appearing, the steamy site looks like a scene out of Jurassic Park, like a rain forest with mist, and the sound of rain and rushing water coming off the hills into the lake.
Good news is that Timber Hill is full again this summer with each week presenting its own excitement and adventure for our guests. Guests who just left had to assist with inserting extra 21 foot poles in the dock to secure it with all the high water. Guests who arrived kayaked to retrieve our plastic swim platform and secure it to the Timber Hill dock. The lake is magical no matter what the weather so those who come every year are never surprised to what they may find and experience.
To those who have not been to our lake, make it a choice and come see what it is ALL about!!
Check out our availability calendar for the fall!