Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
About Hunts Pond
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Hunts Pond is located in New York
42.595 N
-75.373 W
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4 Reviews of Hunts Pond
The state park New York forgot about

Such potential gone to waste. Primitive camping, nasty outhouses good for kayaking/fishing but wake up New York you’re sitting on a gold mine here.

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.

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.