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Putnam Pond Campground lies on the edge of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area and provides key trail access to hikers.

The campground has 72 campsites, of which nine are remote and found on islands on the pond. An ADA-accessible site, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dumping station, recycling center, boat launch site, picnic area, firewood sales, canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals are available to guests.

Campsites are spacious and surrounded by mostly conifer with some hardwood trees mixed in.

The campground offers fishing, hiking and paddling, but no swimming. The boat launch provides the only public access point to the pond.

Locally known as "Putts Pond," this campground was named after the famous General Putnam who was a Revolutionary War officer.

The Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness Area offers hikers over 70 miles of trails that make their way around the 46,000-acre area. There are 38 primitive tent sites and 14 lean-tos that are available to hikers. In addition, there are 14 designated tent sites on the shore of Pharaoh Lake along the Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail.

Fort Ticonderoga is 7 miles from the campground and offers tours and activities for the public. The Crown Point Historic Site, approximately 17 miles north on the western shore of Lake Champlain, is also open to the public for tours.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Nearby hiking trails. Paddling. Relaxing environment.


Swimming not allowed.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

New York State

Reservation phone number

1 (518) 585-7280


ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas

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