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Taylor Pond

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Campground Map PDF File (564 KB)

Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Sunset at Taylor Pond Campground

Taylor Pond can be found in the back woods, on a dirt road, and miles from the public mainstream. Fishermen and naturalists come from miles to spend vacations in a lean-to, a designated open site on the back part of the pond, or the mainland campground. Canoes and rowboats can be rented at the boat launch site at the caretaker's residence. Taylor Pond Campground is located on the northeast corner of Taylor Pond.

A dam controls the level of this 4 mile long, 813 acre "pond". The dam, campground, and interior campsites represent the only development on the entire primitive pond. The 10 acre developed campground is surrounded by over 8,000 acres of Wild Forest state land. The campground has a remote setting with basic services and limited facilities.

Camping units ranging from small tents to 30' RVs can be accommodated. Recreational opportunities include: Picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, and nature observation. Loons, Osprey, Eagles, and many other fauna and flora can be observed in the area.

Amenities

Amenities

30 sites total; 25 "drive-in" sites, and 5 Interior (Boat Access ONLY) sites, 3 of which are lean-to sites, and 2 which are tent sites. This is a primitive campground. There are no flush toilets or other amenities. There are outhouses and water spigots at various locations. Interior sites require a boat for access. There is a small day-use area. No swimming area is provided.

Featured Activities

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Boating

Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rentals available. The boat launch is located just past the entrance booth and provides the only public access to Taylor Pond.

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Fishing

Lake trout, and landlocked Atlantic salmon.

hiking

Hiking

A 12 mile snowmobile trail goes around the pond, other nearby trails are Catamount Mountain, Silver Lake Mountain, and the High Peaks Region.

Directions

Located on Silver Lake Road, 9 miles northwest of Ausable Falls on Route 9N.

Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

Rainbow at Taylor Pond Campground

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: Area attractions are found in the Tri-Lakes and the Lake Champlain regions.

Historic Interest: Beginning in the 1974 season, Taylor Pond was operated as an interior facility. Designated camping sites and day-use areas were developed. In 1981, the DEC began charging a basic camping fee for the 25 auto accessible sites. Five water access sites continued to be used as no fee interior sites until 1990, when a basic fee began to be charged.

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.