Camp on Lake Lila (old tennis court site)
This is the site of the old tennis courts from the days of the great camp on Lake Lila when it was privately owned. In the early 1980's the state bought this land and other than a right of way (private gated) access road that passes the north and west side of the lake it has essentially returned to it's wilderness character in just 25 years. The camp was burned to the ground and the site is now a grassy meadow which is still being reclaimed by the forest.
The last remaining structure is the old Nehasane railroad station which was built to access the great camp. It lies on a DOT right of way and the DEC has limited jurisdiction in it's removal. It will eventually fall to the ground but unfortunately it will remain for some time as nothing more than a pile of rubble if the DOT doesn't decide to burn it.
More about this trip or any of my adventures can be seen on Mountain Visions:
The Wilderness Through My Eyes