The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.
From the 3-way intersection in the Village of Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue for around 7.5 miles to Sabattis Circle Road on the left. Follow this down to another three-way intersection and take a left. Drive about 0.1 miles to the launch on the right, park here. There is additional parking just back up the road.
This launch is not direct into Round Lake. This launch will give you access to a southern outlet with a fantastic paddle through the narrows. There are several camping locations on the lake for an extended weekend adventure.
This is prime wilderness paddling! The launch is dirt with steps and less than 100 feet from the drop-off area. No motor boats are allowed on these waters. It can get a bit choppy but otherwise is mostly calm. Due to its size Round Lake can get whitecaps, making paddling much harder.
The wetlands that surround the narrows are excellent birding locations and should be awarded a bit of extra time.
Round Lake is one of the home waters of a unique "heritage" strain of brook trout known as the Little Tupper strain.
Round Lake has eleven 11 primitive camping sites best accessed by water.