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Alger Island is a small island located within the Adirondack Park in New York State. The island lies in Fourth Lake in the Fulton Chain of Lakes. The island is located in the Town of Webb, in Herkimer County, New York.

Alger Island was called Deer Island in the late 18th century. It was later called Big Island. Alger Island came from the family name of its longtime owners, father and son Mort and Ollie Alger.

Alger Island was purchased by the state of New York on January 16, 1950. Lean-tos were constructed during the 1960s. Today, the island is operated as a state campground, managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The island is accessible only by boat.

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