- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Schroon and Ticonderoga, Essex County; Towns of Hague and Horicon, Warren County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 5G
- Map: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Map (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, especially in the northern portion. The namesake Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres, is one of the largest lakes in the Adirondacks completely surrounded by Forest Preserve lands. Other large waters in the wilderness include 167-acre Crane Pond, 77-acre Gooseneck Pond, 66-acre Whortleberry Pond, 54-acre Berrymill Pond, 32-acre Crab Pond, 15-acre Oxshoe Pond and 13-acre Bear Pond. The 2,551-foot Pharaoh Mountain, the highest mountain in the wilderness, is found on the northwest shore of Pharaoh Lake. The remainder of area is mainly comprised of smaller mountains and hills.
Backcountry Information for the East Central Adirondacks provides general information regarding backcountry and seasonal conditions; specific notices regarding closures and conditions of trails, roads, bridges and other infrastructure; and links to weather, state land use regulations, low impact recreation and more.