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NEW News Updated: 2/21/2024
 
*** PLAN AHEAD: Fort Drum will be closed for recreation to prepare for military training exercises February 21-23, open for recreation for the weekend, and then closed from Tuesday, February 26 - Tuesday, March 12. Please plan accordingly.***
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & NEW NEWS
  • NEW Fort Drum Recreation Maps are available. The most up-to-date map has an orange box in the lower right corner and states "Updated 2023."  A full size (24" x 30") printed version of the Recreation Map is available free-of-charge 24/7 from the kiosk outside of the Natural Resources Outreach Facility (Bldg. S-2507). The updated 2023 Recreation Map (9MB) can also be downloaded.
  • NYSDEC now offers a HuntFishNY Mobile App that provides hunters, anglers, and trappers an instant way to display licenses and privileges; report game harvests; links to current regulations; sunrise/sunset information; etc.
  • NEW hours for the Natural Resources Outreach Facility on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Talk to a staff person, see the displays, get assistance with recreation passes--next to the new Fort Drum Museum. 
  • Submit photos for the 2023 hunting season.
  • The 24th Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Remington Park was a success! 
  • NEW Hiking Trail completed in Training Area 19C. See the Maps page for a pdf map
  • NEW Accessible Kayak Launch installated at Remington Pond. See the Boating/Canoeing/Kayaking setion under Other Recreational Activities for more information.  

 

  • Owl Prowl & Twilight Hike sponsored by the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on Friday, February 23 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at the Blake Sanctuary outside of Watertown.  Registration is required.
  • Snowshoe Walk at Stone House Preserve sponsored by the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on Saturday, February 24 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Stone House Preserve nar Camden, NY.  Registration is required.
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Walk & Talk sponsored by the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Great Bear Recreation Area in Fulton, NY.  Registration is required.
  • Presentation Solar Eclipse Explained sponsored by the Indian River Lakes Conservancy on Saturday, March 23 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Depauville Free Library. Registration is encouraged.
  • Maple Week at LeRay Mansion on Fort Drum from Monday, March 18 to Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 
  • Owl Prowl & Twilight Hike sponsored by the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Blake Sanctuary outside of Watertown.  Registration is required.
  • Register for the Tug Hill Bird Quest 2024 sponsored by the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust by Sunday, March 31. This event occurs May 20-24. 
  • Owl Prowl & Twilight Hike sponsored by the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on Friday, April 19 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the Blake Sanctuary outside of Watertown.  Registration is required.
  • Indian River Lakes Water Quality Conference sponsored by the Indian River Lakes Conservancy on Friday, June 7 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Redwood Hill Preserve in Redwood, NY. Registation is required.
  • Free Fishing Day throughout NYS on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, 2024 -- no NYS fishing license is required to fish this day in any waters in New York State.

REQUIREMENTS

  • It is the responsibility of all Fort Drum Access Pass holders to know Fort Drum regulations. Fort Drum Regulation 420-3 Hunting, Fishing, & Other Outdoor Recreation ( Unofficial Version effective & updated 1 Aug 2022) is available.
  • All recreationists must understand the life threatening hazards associated with touching unexploded ammunition that may be uncovered in the Training Area.  Recreationists who would like more information can view the Explosives Safety Education Program - Recognize, Retreat, & Report Unexploded Ordnance
  • Recreation maps and brochures are available from the kiosk in front of the Natural Resources Outreach Facility (Bldg. S-2507) off of Rte. 26 across from the Army Reserve Center (between Great Bend and Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield). 
  • The current iSportsman system is designed to be used with a computer or smart phone which works better than a regular phone. However, if you only have a phone, the Sportsman's Hotline number is: 1-855-267-9770. 
  • Recreationists must check-in before recreating and check-out at the end of the day. Everyone will have to check into a specific area(s). Due to the number of incidences of recreationists entering closed areas and for a general safety procedure, all recreationists are required to check-in to an open subtraining area. You have the option to check-in to three areas at a time. If you want to change areas, you will have to check-out of the first areas and check-in again to the new areas. If you are recreating only along a road (e.g., birdwatching from the road, going for a drive, etc.) and not entering a subtraining area, there is the option of "Road Recreation."  You can now see what training areas are open by looking at the interactive map
  • To check-in using a map, follow the directions below: 
    • Sign-in to your account and click the "Checkin/Checkout" button.
    • Follow the regular procedure: "Checkin" > When are you going? > Select Activity
    • At the "Select Area" screen, click the blue button "Show Map" -- an interactive map will load showing which areas are open or closed.
    • Click on up to 3 areas to select the area to checkin -- click on an area again to unselect
    • Click on the blue button "Next Areas (# Areas)"
    • Click "OK" to Confirm Area Selection 
    • Follow the regular procedure: Click "I Accept" confirming checkout is required and click "Confirm Checkin" and you are done. 
  • To add another vehicle to your account or update other personal information, follow the directions below:
    • Once you are on your home account page, go to the blue navigation bar at the top and click on “My Account.”
    • On the drop-down menu, click on "Account Details"
    • Click on the blue button "Manage Account"
    • Go to the bottom for vehicle information and click on the “+ Add New” button