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Buck Pond NYSDEC Campground

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Paul Smiths in Franklin County

Buck Pond compares to a mountain retreat as it offers secluded sites, generous water access, a supervised beach area, and an easy trail which stretches for miles along an old abandoned railroad bed.

Enjoy boating with electric and non-motorized boats, fishing, hiking the railroad bed, Day Use Facilities with picnic area adjacent to swimming beach, and proximity to area attractions.

Closest Community:

Paul Smiths

Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:june, july and august
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:yes
Restroom Available:yes
How to Find:

From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Northbound: Exit 30, take Route 73 north to Lake Placid. Route 86 through Villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to Gabriels. In Gabriels take Franklin County Road 60, 6 miles to Buck Pond.

URL:Buck Pond NYSDEC Campground website


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