Putnam Pond State Campground

Camping

Large, well-forested campsites with lots of privacy. This is a key start off point for hiking the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area.

Choose from interior site camping, which requires a boat for access, or the developed area where they can rent a canoe or rowboat.

Campground fee. To use the facilities a day pass is available.

Paddling

There are rowboats and canoes available for rent for paddling on Putnam Pond only. Kayaks and canoes are allowed on the ponds in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, though they must be portaged at least 1/2 mile to access any of the other ponds.

Boating

Putnam Pond is a popular pond for boating because of its spectacular scenery. The only point of public access to the pond is located at the campground. Motor boats are allowed on Putnam Pond.

Fishing

Fish species in area ponds are smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and Northern pike.

Birding

This campground is in an especially lush environment for water birds. Putnam Pond flows into North Pond, is surrounded by Rock and Clear ponds to the west, and Haymeadow Pond and Cranberry Marsh to the east.

Expect to see such wetland birds as tanagers, warblers, vireos, and woodpeckers, perhaps even the elusive American Bittern.

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