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