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Balsam Swamp State Forest

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About This Campground

State Park

Camping primitive camping

General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

At large primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three…

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Access

  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

1 Review of Balsam Swamp State Forest

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Janet R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

Balsam Pond campsites

Balsam Pond has a reputation as a good local fishing spot featuring trout, bass, and even tiger muskies. The pond itself is beautiful and Is one of the larger state forest ponds in the area preserved in a natural state with no shoreline development other than the small campground and the public…

  • There are no directional  signs from the main paved road several miles away, so be sure to have a map ir GPS or good directions. There is a DEC sign marking the turnoff at the entrance for the fishing access but it doesnt mention that it is also the campground
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Month of VisitDecember

Location

Balsam Swamp State Forest is located in New York

Directions

Access to Balsam Swamp State Forest is gained from numerous town roads off of County Routes 23, 7, and 10. Balsam Pond is located on Balsam-Tyler Road. Balsam Tyler Road (42.549064°N, 75.758419°W) North End Road (42.530423°N, 75.824057°W)

Coordinates

42.549064 N
75.758414 W

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