Clear Pond

Look for the trail to Clear Pond.
Look for the trail to Clear Pond.


195 Lakeview Dr
Indian Lake, NY 12842

This pond is located in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness and has a remote feel, but doesn't take that much effort to reach. There is a scenic campsite on the shore.

Getting there

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake, follow Route 30 for a mile to Big Brook Road on the left. Continue to Starbuck Road on the left and follow here. Continue past many private roads and the trailhead will be at the T-intersection right on the corner.

By the numbers

  • 2.2 miles, round trip


The Clear Pond Trail stays relatively flat for over a quarter of a mile before it starts to climb slightly up on the shoulder of a small ridge. There is an old trail that comes in on the right, this trail leads over to John Pond, if you see it head left. The trail remains flat once again before a slight descent brings you to the pond.


Access stays the same in winter, and this is a fine snowshoe hike for those looking for wilderness.


This access and pond is now on state land and is open to the public. Shore fishing is the only option for this backcountry pond, but there are plenty of spots along the shore as well as rock outcroppings near the outlet on the south side to use to access the open water. To reach the pond you will need to hike. But for those who do, there are brook trout waiting in the waters.

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