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Hammond Pond Wild Forest - Draft Unit Management Plan

The Hammond Pond Wild Forest is located in the northeastern Adirondacks and the Lake Champlain Basin of Essex County. There are approximately 45,600 acres in the unit, which is situated in the Towns of Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Moriah, North Hudson, Schroon, Ticonderoga, and Westport.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Hammond Pond Wild Forest recreation page.

Public Comment Opportunities

The Department has completed a draft UMP, and will be holding a public meeting on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the North Hudson Town Hall, 3024 US Highway 9, approximately one mile from Exit 29 of the Northway (I-87). Written comments will also be accepted until December 7, 2018, and can be sent to the contact below:

Corrie Magee
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885

Download the Draft UMP

Hammond Pond Wild Forest Draft Unit Management Plan - PDF (9.4 MB)

Original 1988 UMP

A previous UMP for the Hammond Pond Wild Forest was adopted in 1988. This document continues to guide management of the unit until the Department adopts a revision to the UMP. If you have questions about the current UMP or the planning process, please email us at

1988 Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - (PDF, 5.1 MB)

2016 Amendment - Viewing Area Development

This amendment proposed the construction of a 5-foot wide hard-surface walkway and 20-foot diameter hard-surface viewing area near the intersection of State Routes 73 and 9N.

2016 Amendment to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest UMP - (PDF, 2 MB)

1993 Amendment - Bicycle Trail Designation

This amendment proposed the designation of bicycle trails in multiple units, including the Hammond Pond Wild Forest.

1993 Amendment to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest UMP - (PDF, 1.3 MB)

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