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Status: Open through Sun Sep 06 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Mar 30 2016   Later Dates
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Taylor Pond can be found in the back woods, on a dirt road far from the public mainstream. Fishermen and naturalists come from miles away to spend their vacations in campsites on the back part of the pond or in the mainland campground. The dam, campground, and interior campsites represent the only development on the entire primitive pond. The 10-acre developed campground is surrounded by over 8,000 acres of wild forest state land. Loons, Osprey, Eagles, and many other fauna and flora can be observed in the area.


Taylor Pond Campground is located on the northeast corner of Taylor Pond. A dam controls the level of this 4-mile-long, 813 acre "pond."


Boating is a favorite activity (rowboat and canoe rentals are available). The boat launch is located just past the entrance booth and provides the only public access to Taylor Pond. Fishing for lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and Atlantic salmon is also popular. A 12-mile snowmobile trail goes around the pond, and there are other nearby trails at Catamount Mountain, Silver Lake Mountain, and in the High Peaks Region.


The park offers a variety of campsites, including "drive-in" sites and "boat access only" sites. The campground is primitive; there are no flush toilets or showers, but there are outhouses and water spigots at various locations.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Tri-Lakes and the Lake Champlain regions offer additional activities for visitors.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Powerboating
  • Snowmobiling
Within 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Rock Climbing
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
  • There are no flush toilets or other amenities. This is a primitive camping area. There are outhouses and water spigots at various locations
  • The interior sites require a boat for access. Boats and canoes may be rented on a first-come, first-served basis from the facility supervisor

WHEN YOU ARRIVE-You must sign for your own site. Have your equipment with you and be ready to camp when you register. Names of all campers on a site must be listed on the permit at time of registration
CHECK-IN TIME-From 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. Campers must register for their campsite by 9:00 p.m. on the first night of their reservation or the campsite will be subject to re-rental and all fees will be forfeited
CHECK-OUT TIME-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
OCCUPANCY-Limited to 6 individuals per campsite and 2 tents or 1 unit of hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply)
AGE REGULATIONS-Campsites must be registered and occupied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older
LENGTH OF STAY-Your camping permit can be issued for a maximum of 14 nights. From July 1 through Labor Day only 14 cumulative nights will be permitted at any campground.
QUIET HOURS-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
GENERATORS-The use of generators may be limited to no more than 5 hours per day and fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If the use of a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by the facility staff then individual use of a generator may be prohibited/limited
FIRES-Must be built in fireplaces provided. Only dead and down wood may be used for fuel. No chainsaws are allowed in campgrounds, and cutting down trees, alive or dead is prohibited.
FIREARMS-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
ACCESSIBLE SITES-At least one member of the camping party staying on the site must be mobility impaired (i.e. in a wheelchair or uses a walker) or the camping party may be turned away at the campground
SWIMMING-Is allowed at campgrounds with supervised bathing areas during designated hours when a lifeguard is on duty. Please note that there may be times when lifeguards are unavailable, and for the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Not all campground locations offer swimming, to inquire please contact the campground directly
PETS-Are allowed with proof of a currently valid rabies vaccination in the form of a current year's tag or a certificate issued by the veterinarian. Campers can walk dogs on a leash no longer than six feet as long as the animal is under control. Dogs cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in facility structures, on the beach or in day use areas

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.49431, -73.82858
44°29'40"N, 73°49'43"W

The park is located on Silver Lake Road, 9 miles northwest of Ausable Falls, on Route 9N.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

1865 Silver Lake Road

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)647-5250