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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 comment period for the draft UMP is now closed, and the Department is developing a final UMP. If you have questions about the UMP process, please contact us at

Downloadable Documents

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.

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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