Tommy’s Rock is a privately owned island, purchased by the Upper Saranac Foundation. Located at the northern end of Upper Saranac Lake, this small island was originally part of the Saranac Inn property.
When the Inn was auctioned off in the 1960s it was purchased and used as a private campsite with a makeshift “storage shed” small enough to get around the local building code. In 1991, it was purchased by the Upper Saranac Foundation with donor funds. The structure was removed and the island was returned to its natural state.
The island is currently preserved for enjoyment by the public, including picnics and swimming for lake families and visitors. No camping, campfires, or alcohol are allowed. The well-known rock outline represents the Upper Saranac Foundations logo that conveys our mission; “It still is, and always will be, about water quality.”