​​The primary waterbodies on Fort Drum include Indian and Narrow Lakes, Remington Pond, Quarry Pond, Conservation Pond, Indian Pond, Indian River, and Black Creek. A brochure entitled Fishing Fort Drum highlights these areas. Kayak launches were installed at Indian Lake, Indian Pond, and Mud Lake (right) in June 2022. An accessible kayak launch was installed at Remington Pond in June 2023 (far below). 

For canoeing and kayaking sites near Fort Drum, see the following:

  • Canoeing on the Black River from Herkimer Co. to Lake Ontario (including Fort Drum). 
  • Canoeing on the Indian River in Lewis and Jefferson counties (including Fort Drum) and St. Lawrence County.
  • Canoeing on the Grass River in St. Lawrence Co. approximately 43 miles northeast of Fort Drum.
  • Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile paddling trail from the Adirondacks in New York through Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.