- Open for recreation: A portion of the property is open year-round. Another portion has public access prohibited from June 24 through August 23.
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- Location: Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 5F
- Map: Cedarlands Conservation Easement (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 4,890-acre Cedarlands Conservation Easement Tract is part of the Conservation Easement Lands of the Adirondacks and is currently owned by the Leatherstocking Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The central features of the area are two water bodies, Mud Pond and McRorie Lake (previously known as Rock Pond). There are also two prominent mountains, Rock Pond Mountain and Mud Pond Mountain.
There is no public use of the adjacent Base Camp Area.
The public portion of the easement lands is divided into two areas. The 590-acre Mud Pond Area is open for public use year-round. While the 3,300-acre McRorie Lake Area is open to public use from August 24 to June 23.
A conservation easement is a partnership with the private landowner that allows public access while protecting open space by limiting development. The private landowner retains the right to manage the property for purposes such as sustainable timber production. Logging trucks, skidders, and other logging equipment may be present during logging operations. Before recreating, please review the map and rules that apply to the places you want to use.