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Brown Tract Pond

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Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1.1 MB)View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Dusk at Brown Tract Pond

Tucked away in seclusion a short way off the main tourist route, this "jewel" of a campground remains one of the best kept secrets in the Adirondacks. Brown Tract Pond Campground is located on the east shore of 146 acre Brown Tract Pond. The remote Adirondack setting of this facility offers a relaxing, quiet beauty all its own. The campsites offer privacy; they are large and well forested. Camping equipment from tents to 30' RVs can be accommodated. The campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: Canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and bicycling.



90 tent and trailer sites, picnic area with tables and fireplaces, flush toilets, trailer dump station, and recycling center.

Campsite Restoration Project

This campground has sites that have been selected for restoration. While undergoing restoration the chosen sites will be closed. For the list of sites and more information on the project visit the Campsite Restoration Project page.

Featured Activities


No Motor Boats Allowed. Rowboats and canoes permitted. Rowboat and canoe rentals available. The boat launch is a hand-launch area with parking for 10 cars.

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Brook trout (rare), smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, common shiner, and golden shiner.


Nearby trails to Black Bear Mountain, Bug Lake, Eagle Lake, and Eighth Lake. Marked trails lead to Shallow Lake and West Mountain.


A swimming beach is available. * Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers, these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.


From the NYS Thruway (I-90), Exit 31 at Utica; north on Rte. 12 to Alder Creek; Rte. 28 through the Village of Old Forge to Eagle Bay; turn left onto Uncas Road, 7 miles to Brown Tract Pond.

From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Exit 23 at Warrensburg; Rte. 9 north to Rte. 28 west through villages of Indian Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake to Raquette Lake Village; 2 miles northwest on dirt road.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

DEC campground rules and regulations

Campground frequently asked questions

Clean your boat and equipment - help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives

Don't move firewood - help prevent of spread of invasive insects

Hiking safety tips

Additional Information

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include - Old Forge region, Adirondack Museum, seaplane rides, horseback riding and golf courses at Inlet and Indian Lake.

Historic Interest

Development of this campground commenced in 1957 and was completed in 1958.

Junior Naturalist Program

Our campgrounds become an outdoor classroom for young children (5-13) and their families. Enjoy games and activities to earn a beautiful embroidered patch.