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Buck Pond


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Buck Pond is located in the 13,229 acre Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest. It is a 0.3 mile hike along a handicapped accessible dirt road to reach this pond from Bear Pond Road aka Watson's East Main Haul Road. There is a primitive camping site overlooking this small pond that includes a picnic table, fire pit and accessible porta potty. This wild forest is a very popular hunting destination, so keep that in mind if you are exploring the area during active hunting seasons.

Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest is located on the western edge of the Adirondacks. Good access to the area is from Long Pond Road, about 12 miles east from the Village of Croghan. At the end of the Long Pond Road at a large parking area known as Berggren's Clearing, Bear Pond Road continues across the Oswegatchie Tract easement for 1.6 miles, then into and through the Wild Forest. The accessible road/trail is trail #81B on the map below. The map shows a lean to at this location. There is no lean to here.

This area does not receive many visitors for hiking or biking compared to other places in the Adirondacks. There is a marked parking area off Bear Pond Road. From there it is a short, easy 0.3 mile hike to reach the accessible parking area and the designated campsite. I hammock camped here in late September 2016 and did not see another soul. The stars were amazing at night and the only sound was the wind and occasional coyote howl. The GPS coordinates for the small parking area off Bear Pond Road is N43 59.728 W75 03.687. Look below for some pictures and a map of the area.


Sign for Buck Pond Road off Bear Pond Road

Looking back at the parking area while walking along Buck Pond Road

Relaxing at the picnic table overlooking Buck Pond

Fall Colors starting on Buck Pond

Hammock camping at Buck Pond



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