Brown Tract Pond
Address: Uncas Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 43d48'32.95"N, 74d42'04.28"W
Campground Phone: (315) 354-4412
Regional Office Phone: (518) 648-5616
Camping Fee: $18
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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.
Directions: 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.
Amenities: 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.
Boating: 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.
Fishing: Brook trout (rare), smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, common shiner, and golden shiner.
Hiking: Nearby trails to Black Bear Mountain, Bug Lake, Eagle Lake, and Eighth Lake. Marked trails lead to Shallow Lake and West Mountain.
Day Use Facilities: A picnic area and swimming beach are 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.
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.
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.