Directions from Syracuse and Points West/South West to the CLBS Marina
(From Buffalo/Rochester area take Rt 90 East to Rt 81)

  1. Take 81 N to exit #48 (Rt 342/Black River) Continue on Rt 342 until you reach Rt 3
  2. Head East on Rt 3 until you reach Rt 3a
  3. Tum left onto Rt 3a until you reach Rt 3 again
  4. Turn left onto Rt 3 and continue East until you reach Columbian Rd just before the village of Cranberry Lake
  5. Turn right onto Columbian Rd, watch for the CLBS Marina Sign on the left approx. 2 miles from Rt 3
  6. Park in the lot to your right

Directions from Points East/South East to the CLBS Marina

  1. Take I-87 N towards Albany/Montreal
  2. Exit at US-9/Rt-73 (exit #30) towards Keene Valley/Keene
  3. Turn left onto Rt 9
  4. Turn left onto Rt 73 N continue for approx 25 miles
  5. Tum left onto "Old Military Rd"-CR 35
  6. Turn left onto Rt 86, which becomes George H Lapan Memorial Highway
  7. The Lapan Memorial Highway will become Rt 3
  8. Continue on Rt 3 through the village of Cranberry lake until you reach Columbian Rd
  9. Turn Left onto Columbian Rd, watch for the CLBS Marina sign on the left, approx. 2 miles from Rt 3
  10. Park in the lot on your right

Directions & Arrival Schedule

Located approximately seventy five miles northeast of Watertown and approximately thirty miles west of Tupper Lake along NYS Route 3, the Campus is served by a marina located on Columbian Road near the Village of Cranberry Lake. Accessible only by water, the main facility is located on Barber Point.

2015 Arrival Schedule

Due to the logistics associated with getting you and your luggage to your base station, we ask that everyone arrive at the Marina in plenty of time. Please plan to arrive at the CLBS Marina on Columbian Road (not the NY State Boat ramp, see map). Because of high enrollment, you are urged to arrive as early as possible! This means:

Session Start Dates

Arrival Time Instructions

May 31 (Session A) For all sessions, arrive at the Bio-Station Marina on the session start date, no later then 3:00pm. Boats begin running at 10:00am from the marina.
June 21 (Session B)
July 12 (Session C)
August 2 (Session D)

If you are unable to arrive at the marina at the specified times, please call CLBS (315-848-3444) to let us know your plans. There may be a later boat that could bring you in the evening. Alternatively, you may have to hire the commercial water taxi (if it is available) which charges to bring you across the lake. You can ask about the taxi in town (e.g., at the Cranberry Lake Inn). The local residents will be happy to help you. Finally, for those that wish to stay overnight, there are 2 motels in the village, the Cranberry Lake Inn and the Stone Manor Inn, in addition to the state campground. The station's address is: Cranberry Lake Biological Station, PO Box 689, Cranberry Lake, NY 12927.


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