Robinwood's annual picnic, open house, and meeting is scheduled for Saturday July 27, 2013. Please contact Barry at (315) 337-1559 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a tour of the club on this day or another time.
SPECIAL NOTE: OUR ONE-TIME $500 INITIATION FEE FOR NEW MEMBERS IS BEING WAIVED DURING 2013.
Robinwood Park is a family-oriented hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, and canoeing club located in the Town of Long Lake near the former village of Sabattis, NY. See the club map on this page (click on the link to the left) or click on the Mapquest link on the “Area Links” page. The Club owns 4100 acres and also leases about 3400 acres of land from Lyme Adirondack Timberlands and was first established nearly 40 years ago as a hunting and fishing club on forests formerly owned by Abbot Augustus Low, Herbert Henry Lehman (governor of New York State from 1933 to 1942), and International Paper Company. Bog Lake, Clear Pond, and Rainer Pond are NY State owned water bodies contained entirely or mostly within club borders. Miles of headwater streams in highlands and spruce bogs of the club feed the Bog, Oswegatchie, Beaver, and Raquette Rivers. Lows Lake adjoins the western club boundary and Lake Lila is a few miles south along the Adirondack Scenic Railway. The main inflow to Lows Lake is the Bog River which flows out of the mile-long Bog Lake and Clear Pond. Largemouth bass are abundant in all lakes, whereas native brook trout are abundant in Bog Lake and rainbow trout are stocked into Clear Pond. Deer, bears, rabbits, eagles, loons, grouse, and now-moose are commonly slighted on the lease.
As you can see in this photo to the right, the moose are on the loose at Robinwood Park. Members have had a few close encounters with cows, bulls, and even twin calves over the past 7 or 8 years, but this is a good image that Bob B. got on "film" off the back "loop road" in Sept, 2011 with a critter cam.
The club is composed of many private camps and two cabins that are shared by members who are unassociated with a private cabin. The club camps (Moose and Squirrel Lodges – get it?) each have propane cook stoves and lamps, wood stoves, two bedrooms, and can sleep up to 6 people each. A main lodge, next to the club cabins, has running water, a generator, and is used mainly for cooking, meetings, meals, and entertainment. We are located about 20 miles NW of Long Lake. The main gate is located west of Little Tupper Lake near the large dirt parking area that was once the Sabattis Station Hotel at the long forgotten village of Sabattis, NY. The club cabins and main lodge are located 0.9 mile SW of the main gate and Bog and ClearLakes are another 4.0 miles further into the property. A recently dismantled 6-bedroom log cabin was once located on the rocky point overlooking BogLake. The road continues 3 miles past the lakes and then begins a 6 mile loop with numerous logging roads branching off; some are overgrown and some are active. A few lead to active beaver ponds and meadows or recently cleared log landings.
Robinwood Park truely represents the “Real Adirondacks”. Club members treat others as family and go out of there way to help when/where needed. There are always some event or activity for everyone to enjoy. Our annual summer picnic and winter banquet (and 1 or 2 work weekends) permit members to socialize as much or as little as they wish. Timber harvests were completed 3-to-4 years ago and allow members opportunity to see parts of the landscape not seen in decades. Several 20-acre clear cuts have been done to help promote grouse and woodcock populations. The logging in selected areas will also improve forage for, and the survival of, local deer herds. Whether you want to hike the backwoods; stroll down a dirt road or old skidway; canoe miles of flows and lakes; hunt deer, bear, or grouse; fish for trout or bass, atv or snowmobile; socialize with other members; enjoy a camp fire; or simply read a book by a cozy woodstove, the lands (and members) of Robinwood exemplify what the Real Adirondacks are all about.
Robinwood Park has a limit of 135 full time members, who pay annual dues ($700 for the 2013-14 membership year) which cover the period May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. With the recent purchase of 4100 acres of previously leased lands, new (and old) members are encouraged, but not required to purchase one unit of Sabattis LLC to become a non-voting, part owner in the 4100 acres ($500). Several co-ownership/voting shares in Sabattis LLC (10 unites) are also available for purchase at $5000 each. Full membership allows year-round access to the property, use of club cabins (or one of the private cabins if so affiliated), and free access for their spouse and children (under 18 years old, in school, or in the military). Several "restricted" winter-snowmobile memberships and small-game hunting memberships are also available during the winter months. All members and quests are expected to read and adhere to club by-laws, respect the rights and property of other members, and steward the forest lands that we own or lease from Lyme. We often have openings for new members, therefore, please contact us (email@example.com) for more information on full memberships or part-time memberships, a tour of Robinwood Park, or to be added to our waiting list.