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Old 04-04-2005, 08:47 PM
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Where is there a decent place to stay on the river, south of Lake George? Looking for a place for 5/28-30/05, with a slip.
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Astor would be the city, just maybe three miles south of Lake George. The only motel with docks I know of is Blair's Jungle Den, but we were up there during bike week, and the docks were still wiped out from the hurricanes, and the restaurant bar was closed. I think the motel is still open. I've never stayed there, but I heard it's rather "rustic", in other words, like no remote control etc. I myself wouldn't have a problem, because if I were staying there, I'd either be in my boat, or in the bar getting drunk and most likely wouldn't even remember being in the room.
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If you don't mind being farther south, at Hontoon Island, there are motels and such on the water. It's about 20 miles south of Astor. The state also has cabins they maintain at Hontoon Island State Park, and they have slips. You can overnight at the slips if you want.

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I agree with Cuda , Hontoon is prob the nicest of the lodging on the river in that area
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Hall's fish camp has rooms/dockage also and has just recently been refurbished(new paint) that's in Astor just across from Blackwater Inn on hiway 40. I stay at Jungle Den,,but what do I know..Just more convienent to Silver Glen.

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Thanks guys,
What's north of Lake George for lodging? Anybody has the Ph. #'s to Hontoons?
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Found this webiste and talked to "Pam" She couldn't tell me about how many/long the Manatee Zones are from there to Lake George.
Cuda, What is the Manatee Zones situation from Hontoon's to Lake George?
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Found this webiste and talked to "Pam" She couldn't tell me about how many/long the Manatee Zones are from there to Lake George.
Cuda, What is the Manatee Zones situation from Hontoon's to Lake George?
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http://www.hontoon.com/resort.htm
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Cuda,
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