Bear Spring Mountain Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Bear Spring Mountain became the DEC’s 50th campground in 1986 and remains one of the only places in the state for horse camping. Twenty-three campsites are grouped together on a hill above the office, while sites 19, and 25–27 are located next to the boat launch and the fishing pier at the south end of the pond. Another 14 sites can be found farther down East Trout Brook Road at the Spruce Grove Horse Assembly and Camping Area. This area has its own handicapped accessible comfort station, but no showers. A roomy, clean, modern bathroom and shower house has been added to the hilltop camping loop at Launt Pont, joining three existing pit privies. During the summer swimming season, the sand beach is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. Boat rental fees vary, depending on the vessel; motorized boats are not allowed on Launt Pond. Hikes in the vicinity include the McCoy Hill Trail, the long-distance Finger Lakes Trail, as well as a short nature trail footpath around the small body of water. Riders are asked to stay on designated horse trails."