Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Hunts Pond
Operator
State
Access
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Location
Hunts Pond is located in New York
Latitude
42.595 N
Longitude
-75.373 W
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3 Reviews of Hunts Pond
New York State’s big mistake

The park had great potential the pond is fairly large and is great for fishing or a canoe/kayak. The rustic sites are small but could have been so much more if the state hadn’t walked away. What little is there has fallen into disrepair or was never finished and is falling down. It’s too bad there’s amazing potential there

Quiet and serene

These are free sites that you need to call to get a permit.

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Hunts Pond primitive state forest campground

This campground was created several decades ago as part of Hunts Pond State Park. It has now been decommissioned as a state park and is a state forest recreation area instead. The campground is still being minimally maintained as a group of 8 drive-in campsites on the north side, and 4 other scattered sites on the east and of the pond. However, the former park buildings, restroom facilities and water taps have all been removed. Although the campsites are large and nicely spaced on a beautiful lake in a secluded but easily accessible location, it was disconcerting to discover remants of previous campers’ potty stops in the bushes right next to several campsites. .

On the plus side, the pond is beautiful and has a good small boat access, and there is a nice hiking trail to a beautiful waterfall downstream on Buttermilk Creek Fallls. The woods are pristine and have mature trees for a good woodsy experience. The location is not hard to get to from Hwy 8, but is secluded and quiet.