Long Pond Conservation Easement
In 1999 the State of New York purchased 18,896 acres of conservation easements from New River - Franklin, LLC of Alabama. The acquisition of these conservation easement lands will keep those lands as working forests while providing public recreation opportunities. This web page deals exclusively with the Long Pond Conservation Easement and includes information on the easement and the recreational pursuits the public can enjoy there.
Location and Access
Directions: The entrance is located on the west side of state Route 56 approximately 10 miles north of state Route 3 intersection (Sevey Corners), traveling north or approximately 7.5 miles south of South Colton, if traveling south.
The Long Pond Easement can be found on the USGS Albert Marsh, Brothers Pond, Stark, and Tooley Pond 7.5 minute topographic maps. Maps are available in many book and outdoor stores or directly from USGS
Special Rules and Regulations for the Long Pond Easement
• Public use of motor vehicles including ATV's is only allowed on roads or trails posted as open to such use.
• No public hunting is allowed from September 1 through and including December 15 of each year through 2013.
• No public use of the property is allowed from October 1 through and including December 15 of each year through 2013.
• No public use of the areas marked as restricted is allowed.
• Roads may be closed for logging purposes.
• Camping is regulated in the same manner as on State Forests and Forest Preserve.
There are five accessible drive-to campsites on the Long Pond Conservation Easement. Accessible features at the campsites include a privy, tent pad and fire ring. The surface of the campsite is a firm stable surface suitable for mobility devices. ATV's are allowed on roads or trails posted open to such use. Accessible parking, privy and kiosk with a map of the area are provided at the main parking lot. Special regulations are in effect in this area, such as no public hunting is allowed from September 1 through December 15 of each year through 2013 and no public use of the property is allowed from October 1 through December 15 of each year through 2013.
Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.
Comments and Suggestions
If you would like additional information on the Long Pond Easement or on any other lands administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation, please consult the DEC Supervising Forester at the office below. Normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
In case of an emergency (24 hours/day): Forest Fire, Search and Rescue - (518) 891-0235
The Department of Environmental Conservation welcomes suggestions on how to improve the management of this area. Please send your suggestions to:
Lands and Forests
6739 US Hwy 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
More about Long Pond Conservation Easement:
- Long Pond CE Lands Map - Map of trails, campsites, roads, motor vehicle and ATV access, parking areas.