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Buck Pond Campground

Buck Pond Campground, 1339 County Route 60 Onchiota, NY 12989

Overview

Buck Pond compares to a mountain retreat; it offers secluded sites, numerous water access, a guarded bathing beach, and a walking path that stretches for miles along an abandoned railroad bed. The campground offers a variety of recreation.

Buck Pond compares to a mountain retreat; it offers secluded sites, numerous water access, a guarded bathing beach, and a walking path that stretches for miles along an abandoned railroad bed. The campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

Geography:

Buck Pond Campground is located on the western shore of 130-acre Buck Pond. The Lake Kushaqua and the Kushaqua Narrows form most of the western and northern boundaries of the campground. Construction of the campground began in July 1965, and the campground opened in 1968. The main campground road is constructed on the original roadbed of the Chateaugay Branch of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.

Recreation:

Rowboat, canoe and kayak rentals are available at Buck Pond. The major species of fish found in Buck Pond are northern pike, yellow perch, and brown bullhead. Nearby Lake Kushaqua offers these species, plus black bass and rainbow trout. Brook trout fishing can be found in the North Branch of the Saranac River, below Mud Pond. The walking path along the old D&H railroad bed, about 1.25 miles to Kushaqua/Mud Pond Road and the outlet of the lake, is very popular. St. Regis Mountain in Paul Smiths and Debar Mountain at Meacham Lake both offer excellent views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Facilities:

Campsites, restrooms with showers, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, a boat launch at Lake Kushaqua, a car top boat launch, boat and canoe rentals, and a sand beach with a bathhouse are just a few of the amenities that make this campground unique.

Nearby Attractions:

The Six Nations Indian Museum is located just outside the campground. The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths is 12 miles west. Lake Placid and the Olympic venues are located 25 miles to the south.

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