Brown Tract Pond Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Hidden behind the tiny community of Raquette Lake, Brown Tract Pond is a picturesque wooded refuge that avoids some of the crowding common at larger Adirondack campgrounds. With no showers, and basic restrooms with sinks, hand soap, and mirrors but no hand dryers or outlets, the campground’s best feature might be the breezy swimming area, sheltered by a grove of tall conifers shading sturdy picnic tables. Rowboats and canoes can be rented here, but motorboats are not allowed on the 146-acre Brown Tract Pond. Situated on a small hill, sites 58–80 might be among the nicest available, while sites 83–90, on a dirt road just south of the main entrance, offer the most peace and quiet. Before making the drive home, follow Sagamore Road south on the other side of Route 28 to Great Camp Sagamore, the former retreat of the Vanderbilt family and a National Historic Landmark since 2000."