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Open Pond Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Scenic views, well-maintained facilities, and a diversity of recreational opportunities await you at Open Pond Recreation area.  The campground at Open Pond includes primitive sites as well as those with water and electric hook-ups, with easy access to boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycle riding. 

Open Pond Recreation Area also includes a day-use area designed for peaceful picnicking with a panoramic view of Open Pond. A group shelter here was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It retains its original distinct design and is interesting to those who enjoy CCC history.

At a Glance

Open Season: All year
Usage: Light
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Forest Service

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

No. of Sites65

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 74
Reservation Info Camping is first-come, first-served. Camping fees range from $6-$12 per night; Day use is $3 per vehicle
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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