From the parking lot - .9 miles or a 18-25 minute walk
The Open Slope Shelter is located at the bottom of the Open Slope and above the Beaver Pond. It has an outhouse nearby, a firepit and can accommodate four campers. Outdoor fire by permission only, extra charge for firewood is $25.
Shelter use is by reservation only, Wapack hikers are not allowed to enter the shelters or the Windblown trail network unless renting. No day use. Thank you for your cooperation.
Minimum charge of $30.00 for 1 person
If more than 1 person is staying the pricing is as follows:
Ages 18+: $20.00/person/night
Ages 8-17: $15.00/person/night
Under 8: Free
Firewood: $25 for two good armloads.
The maximum charge up to twelve is $120.00.
Check in time - 1PM
Check out time - 11AM
Reservations are required for use. Click contact button below for availability.
Campers can leave a car overnight in the designated area near the lodge. Park between the yellow signs that say "Overnight Parking". Please note that the lodge is now a private residence and only tenant parking is allowed next to the former lodge.
Potable water is available outside of the lodge to the left of Ski Shop entrance. It is recommended that you pack in all of the water that you will need for your stay at this shelter due to possible giardia concerns, as there is a lot of beaver activity in the pond and streams that are near the shelter.
There is no one employed at the ski shop to direct you, you must be able to find shelters and huts with the map provided in the Waxing Shed which has routes highlighted. The Windblown map is also available as a PDF download,(please note that the PDF does not have routes highlighted.)
No rescue service is available except for 911
Firewood is available at the shelters and huts. There is an additional charge of $25 if you want to have an outdoor fire in the firepit. Because of fire danger you need prior permission for an outdoor fire when there is no snow on the ground.
Winter Season Guideline: Please click here for information
Please review rules and expectations about staying at Windblown and Fire Safety, please click here.
Please see wood stove instructions below
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