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About Putnam Pond - DEC
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Putnam Pond - DEC is located in New York
43.838 N
-73.571 W
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5 Reviews of Putnam Pond - DEC
Small, quiet, private

We recently stayed five nights here and although it wasn’t the best campground for us (lack of sites on the water, which we were aware of), this was a very pleasant experience. The deer flies were horrible everywhere but in our site. The bathrooms were always clean, the showers were always clean and the campground as a whole was ALWAYS CLEAN. We spent a day on the ponds (Putnam & North Pond are connected) and it is beautiful. The water is cool, clean and beautiful. If you are into roughing it, the remote sites are worth a stay, especially the one on the island (I think it’s R5). Running through the campground are several hiking trails and they are worth it. Heart pond and Bear pond were nice, but unspectacular. Rock pond on the other hand was great. Take the yellow trail through the sites to the Rock pond lean-to. Along the pond there are great views and potential swimming locations. Take the red trail around and you will come across the old graphite mine, which was cool to look at it’s remnants. If you bring along a strong flashlight, you may be able to go in the shaft a bit. We did not, due to only having a cell phone for light. You can follow the red trail around Rock pond, where it will connect back to the yellow trail and back to the campground. The red trail is a more challenging way back, but should have spectacular access to parts of Rock pond. There were several other trails as well, but due to the weather I could not hike them.

Overall, this is an excellent campground for hiking and a great, peaceful stay. The ponds are beautiful and if you bring your own boats, you don’t have to pay the $20 rental and can spend your days on the ponds.

Campground staff was friendly and always available. Enjoy your stay!


Although I prefer to rough it this campground offers remote campsites and traditional sites. Bathrooms and public spaces are kept very clean.

Nature-lover’s paradise!

We only stayed for one night but enjoyed every minute of it! Plenty of wildlife to see and listen to throughout the night. Campsites were clean with nice fire pits. Highly recommend!

Perfect backpacking basecamp

Beautiful views over the lake with sunset views. Canoe rentals on site. Very clean, truly hot showers, large tent sites, shady & wooded campground. Try to book the site on the little island, but the others are all nice too.

First to Review

Water site. Great experience.