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.
- Public use of motor vehicles including ATV's is allowed only on roads or trails posted as open to such use.
- Public hunting, fishing and trapping is allowed but must be in accordance with DEC regulations.
- Public use is not allowed on areas marked as restricted.
- Roads may be closed for logging purposes.
- Camping is regulated in the same manner as on State Forests and Forest Preserve lands.
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.
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, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
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.