South Inlet on Raquette Lake is an easy and beautiful paddle. The return in scenic beauty, calm flat water paddling, fishing, and natural wonders is very high for a short amount of work. The put-in is right off of Route 28, just east of the Raquette Lake hamlet and west of the Golden Beach Campground.

It’s about 1.5 miles to reach a series of small water falls that mark the end of navigable waters. The falls provide several lovely swimming pools and a beautiful spot to explore.

South Inlet meanders through the forever wild Forest Preserve. It’s a beautiful place that will remain so year after year. It’s high accessibility is a clear portrayal of the promise of the Forest Preserve.

These pictures tell the story of the trip on South Inlet.