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Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

Essex County, NY


The Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is over 45,000 acres of land and contains 39 bodies of waters that covers 1,100 acres of foot trails.

Pharaoh Lake is only accessible by foot and is a very remote experience in the Adirondacks. Lake trout are the most populated fish in the area and brook trout are catchable too. The wildreness area is very flat and doesn't change elevation much.

Your best choice  for trout is the classic wabller and worm. Plugs, spoons, and flies will also take trout. 

Some ponds can be reached by a mile hike and some bodies of water can only be reached by a few days backpacking. 

There are popular access points on Putnam Pond State Camground east side, Crane Pond Road on the west side, and Pharoh Lake Road on the south end. 

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