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Lutheranville State Forest

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The 1,817-acre Lutheranville State Forest features a forested ecosystem with natural and planted forest species occupying the property and offers recreational hiking, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities.

Featured Activities

Hiking

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General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

There are no designated hiking trails in Lutheranville State Forest however hikers can use the trails designated as motorized access routes for people with qualifying disabilities.

Snowmobile trails described below can also be used for hiking in the warm months, however note that these trails will not be marked.

Camping

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General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

There are no designated primitive campsites at Lutheranville State Forest, however at-large primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

Fishing

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General information on fishing includes fishing tips with links to seasons, rules & regulations

Fishing is permitted at Luthernaville State Forest. A small pond located west of Sisson Road, has a population of Bullhead.

Hunting & Trapping

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General Information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules & regulations

Lutheranville State Forest is open to hunting and trapping during appropriate seasons. The unit features a number of young spruce plantations which provide good habitat for rabbits. Other wildlife to expect in this area include whitetail deer, squirrel, grouse and turkey along with mink, raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat.

Snowmobiling

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General information on snowmobiling includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

Lutheranville State Forest features 3.5 miles of a designated snowmobile trail system. These trails are signed and maintained by a local snowmobile club, the Summit Sno Riders (leaves DEC website).

Accessible Features

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General information on accessible recreation includes links to other locations with accessible recreation opportunities and information on permits for motorized access.

Lutheranville State Forest features 14 trails, totaling 4.18 miles, designated as motorized access routes for people with qualifying disabilities for hunting and wildlife viewing. A permit from the Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) can be obtained from the nearest DEC office.

Directions

Lutheranville State Forest Parking Area is located on Mud Lake Road, 0.8 miles southwest of its intersection with Moot Road. (42.599140°N, 74.619752°W) Google Maps (leaves DEC website.)

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace (leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.

All users of Lutheranville State Forest must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

Specific Rules

Biking and horseback riding are permitted activities on Lutheranville State Forest, but there are no designated trails or maintained areas for these activities.

How We Manage Lutheranville State Forest

DEC is developing a unit management plan which will describe the management activities for these lands. In addition to management objectives, the UMP will contain detailed information on natural features, recreational infrastructure, geology, natural & human history, habitats, wildlife, fisheries and much more.

If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us at r4.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

DEC Lands & Facilities

Dining opportunities, food, gas and other supplies may be found in the nearby communities of Cobleskill, Jefferson, Richmondville and Worcester.
Lodging may be found in the nearby communities of Cobleskill.

Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism Office (leaves DEC website) and Schoharie County Tourism Office (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.