Mud Pond

Mud Pond

This access and pond is now on state land and is open to the public. You can use the easement, lakes, and trails between August 23rd and June 23rd.


How to get there

From the intersection of Route 28N and Route 30 in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue through town and locate Kickerville Road on the right, about 0.6 miles past the bridge over Long Lake. Follow Kickerville Road to the Stone Building at the end. From here a dirt road passes to its right, this leads to the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp. The road is marked as private but it is open to the public when the scouts are not in session.

Drive down this dirt road for around 1-mile to the designated public parking on the left.

Trail Description

From the parking area return to the road and take a left onto the access road and walk this for about 0.3 miles to a split in the road and three gates. Take a left and follow this forest road for the remaining 0.4 miles to see the great views out over the pond.

Distance Round Trip

1.4 miles

Family with Young Kids

  • 1.5 hours

Experienced Hiker

  • 1 hour

Inexperienced Hiker

  • 1.5 hours


Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 toward North Hudson for around 1.4 miles to Chain Lake Road on the left and drive Chain Lake Road to the gate at the end. The distance to the gate depends on the time of year you visit. There is a gate that is often closed for mud season, but during non-mud season you can get through to another gate about a mile further in.

Shoreline Fishing

Shore fishing is the only option for this backcountry pond. Unfortunately with that there is also limited access. However when open water can be reached from the shore it is said that the brook trout fishing is pretty good. This might be a nice stop off place to try with the nearly Clear Pond or on the way to the Cedar River.

Boat access

hand launch

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout

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