Camp Saratoga

History

Delegan Brook - Camp Saratoga

Delegan Pond in winter. Photo credit: George Silverstruck

Camp Saratoga operated as a boy scout camp from 1930 to 2001 when it became part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.  Approximately 25 acres of the 310-acre camp is owned by the Town of Wilton.  New York State owns the remaining 285 acres.

Description

The property encompasses a diversity of ecosystems including woodlands, wetlands, open areas, streams, and a pond.  Delegan Pond is a made pond offering many wonderful scenes.  Great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and the occasional beaver can be spotted and observed.

The land on the north side of Scout Road is relatively level and dry while land on the south side of the road has some hilly terrain and numerous wetlands.  These wetlands provide important habitat for a variety of reptile and amphibian species like snapping turtles and spring peepers.

Delegan Pond

Delegan Pond is a focal point. Photo credit: Cathy Hall

Trails

Trail surfaces are predominantly forest and field floor with some sandy sections.  The terrain is steep in places.  In periods of heavy rain there may be muddy or wet spots.  Download a map of the trails (PDF).

Uses

The Town-owned portion of Camp Saratoga is open to the public from dawn to dusk.  Unleashed dogs, dumping, unauthorized vehicles, unauthorized fires, and unauthorized camping are prohibited.  Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted on the state-owned land during open seasons.

Directions

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  • GPS: 43.154193 -73.698806
  • From the north: Take the I-87 South to Exit 16. Take a left onto Ballard Road, cross the Northway and make the first right on Edie Road. Continue for 0.6miles and make a turn at your first left onto Scout Road. Drive down Scout Road until you reach Parking Lot #1 on the left side of the street.
  • From the south: Take the I-87 North to Exit 15. Go north on Route 50 for 5.3 miles. Make a left onto Scout Road. Go straight under the railroad bridge until the crosswalk and make a right into Parking Lot #1.

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    Camp Saratoga, Wilton, NY
    temp: 51.4 F (10.8 C)
    humidity: 34%
    wind: From the NE at 3.0 MPH Gusting to 4.0 MPH
    pressure: 30.59" (1035.8 mb)
    station: KNYWILTO1
    updated:April 17, 5:30 PM EDT
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