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Hammond Pond Wild Forest - 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 45,558 acres in the unit, which is situated in the Towns of Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Moriah, North Hudson, Schroon, Ticonderoga, and Westport.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Hammond Pond Wild Forest in 1988. If you have questions about the UMP, please email us at

Download the UMP

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

2016 Amendment - Viewing Area Development

This amendment proposes 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.

Public Comment Opportunity

The Department will be accepting public comments on the Draft UMP Amendment until May 27, 2016. Please submit comments to the following contact:

Corrie, O'Dea, Forester
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885

Download the UMP Amendment

2016 Draft Amendment to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest UMP - PDF (1.9 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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