Bullhead Pond

Bullhead Pond

Hiking

How to Get There

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 for 1.3 mile toward North Hudson to Chain Lake Road on the left. Follow Chain Lake Road for a couple miles to the trailhead on the left.

Trail Description

This is a short and very easy pond to reach. The trail is in excellent condition. The majority of the trail is flat right up to the last 100 feet where you will descend steeply to the shore. In the fall the colors are fantastic, and even late in the fall the tamaracks show their gold.

Distances

1.0 miles, round trip

Family with Young Kids

  • 45 minutes

Experienced Hiker

  • 30 minutes

Out of Shape Hiker

  • 30 minutes

Overview

The carry is the tough part about this pond, but it hasn't stopped many from doing it, shown by the large boats on the shore. The carry 0.5 miles to the pond but it has great footing and a cart could even be used on this one. While a lighter boat would be best for the carry, it really isn't necessary. The pond has a slight bend to it as you will see from shore as it disappears behind a peninsula. The shape looks a bit like a pistol pointing to the west.

Fishing

Directions to access points:

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 for 1.3 mile toward North Hudson to Chain Lake Road on the left. Follow Chain Lake Road for a couple miles to the trailhead on the left.

Shoreline fishing:

The shore fishing is pretty decent and you don't have to adventure around the pond too much to get to them. If you head to the right along the shore you can hop the outlet on some downed logs and fish a nice grassy area. Heading in both directions you can get out a bit onto the rocks. Waders would get you out a bit further in areas where its more shallow.

Fish species:

Brook trout

Paddling

Boat access:

Boat fishing is best for this little pond but it will require you to do a 0.5 mile carry to the shore. A lightweight canoe would be best.

Type of Launch

Sand and rock

Type of Carry

0.5 miles

Type of Water

This body of water is well protected from wind and most bad weather situations. It would be a great pond to use and SUP on as well.

Special regulations:

Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of "Clean, Drain, and Dry."

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