Taylor Pond Campground
Ausable Forks, NY

About Taylor Pond Campground

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Taylor Pond can be found in the back woods, on a dirt road, and miles from the public mainstream. Fishermen and naturalists come from miles to spend vacations in a lean-to, a designated open site on the back part of the pond, or the mainland campground. Canoes and rowboats can be rented at the boat launch site at the caretaker's residence. Taylor Pond Campground is located on the northeast corner of Taylor Pond, just west of Ausable Forks, NY.

Taylor Pond Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located 9 miles northwest of Ausable Forks, NY
  2. 25 campsites, 1 drive-in site is on the water, 2 additional drive-in sites are close to the water
  3. 5 interior sites are on the water but are boat accessable only (3 are lean-to sites, 2 are tent sites)
  4. offers a rustic, quiet experience
  5. this is a primitive campsite with no flush toilets or showers
  6. there is no swimming area
  7. ideal for fisherman
  8. a 12 mile hiking trail is accessible from the campground
  9. fairly close to the Ausable River
  10. Taylor Pond can be dangerous due to wind/waves
  11. rowboat and canoe rentals available
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Can be more challenging for RVs due to trees and narrow roads. A few sites directly by the water. Fairly shaded sites. Semi-wooded. Very shaded sites. Away from the crowds. Remote hike or paddle to sites. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Semi-private sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $16 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 20, 2016 thru Sun Sep 4, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Sun Sep 3, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Wilmington Notch: 13.5 miles, 19 min
Buck Pond: 18.3 miles, 33 min
Ausable Point: 27.6 miles, 39 min
Lincoln Pond: 40.4 miles, 54 min
Fish Creek: 39.4 miles, 57 min
Meacham Lake: 42.4 miles, 60 min

Campgrounds Similar to Taylor Pond and What They Have in Common
(A current work in progress, streamlining ahead)

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 57 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 6 mins : Small lake. Wild feel. Private sites.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 36 mins : Some tent specific sites. Private sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 8 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Wild feel. Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 6 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 33 mins : Small lake. Rustic feel. Private sites.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 26 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 8 mins : Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 51 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 0 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Remote hike or paddle to sites. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 19 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 41 mins : Away from the crowds. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 24 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 43 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 12 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 3 hours 42 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 39 mins : Small lake. Private sites.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 21 mins : Small lake. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 29 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 31 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 55 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 5 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 53 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 33 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 19 mins : Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 18 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 5 hours 43 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 9 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 58 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Wild feel. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 41 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 49 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 39 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 18 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 26 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 21 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 2 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 46 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 27 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 33 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Remote hike or paddle to sites. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 46 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 48 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 3 hours 25 mins : Motorboats allowed.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 3 hours 24 mins : Small lake. A few sites directly by the water. Private sites.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 4 hours 19 mins : Small lake.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 17 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Fillmore Glen (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 51 mins : Away from the crowds.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 4 hours 22 mins : Small lake. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 4 hours 39 mins : Small lake.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 6 hours 18 mins : Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 2 mins : A few sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 54 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Remote hike or paddle to sites. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 40 mins : Away from the crowds. Motorboats allowed.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 57 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 51 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 15 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 43 mins : Small lake. Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 27 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds. Remote hike or paddle to sites. Rustic feel. Some tent specific sites. Wild feel. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.

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Dave's Tips

Dave's tips are currently available for only some camprounds. Unfortunately Taylor Pond isn't one of them! Check back another time.
Missing photos for sites 13 and 14, as well as the 5 interior (boat-in only) sites. Site 13 has a long entry and is very private. Not sure if it has water access. All photo were taken May 20, 2015. As such consider that there would be more foliage on the trees during summer months.
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