Putnam Pond Professional Review and Guide
"Named after Israel Putnam, a major general in the Continental Army who served at the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Long Island, this campground is easy to reach and yet noteworthy for its appeal to those searching for more of a backcountry experience. Surrounded by the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, Putnam Pond contains several dozen large lots with ample privacy; a handful of them also offer water access. The ten shower stalls in the bathhouse can be counted on for hot water. Sites 57–63 are closest to the boat launch and the day-use area, with its scenic views to the southwest. Numerous hiking routes of varying lengths lead from the campground, including the Lost Pond Trail, the Grizzle Ocean Circuit Trail, the Treadway Mountain Trail, and the Bear Pond Trail. Military history buffs looking for a side trip might be interested in visiting eighteenth-century Fort Ticonderoga, one of the oldest historic sites in North America."