Plan to turn former NYS prison into private camp

Camp Gabriels Housing Unit


The prospective owner of a former medium-security prison in the Adirondacks plans to transform the property into a private group camp and retreat center.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the $166,000 bid submitted in October by Adam Fine of New York City was the second-highest bid for Camp Gabriels.

The highest bid, nearly $212,000, was submitted by a Brooklyn businessman who was unable to complete the transaction.

The state Office of General Services says Fine’s bid was then accepted. OGS officials say the sale is expected to close in the next few weeks. An Adirondack Parks Agency document says Fine plans to convert the former prison into a year-round group camp.

The property located in the Franklin County hamlet of Gabriels was home to a prison that the state closed in 2009. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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