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Lassellsville State Forest

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Lassellsville State Forest, located just south of the Adirondack Blue Line is a 2,487-acre property containing a diverse landscape of wetlands and forests.

Featured Activities

Hiking

hiking

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

There are 6.6 miles of foot trails and multi-use trails that provide access to the property.

Camping

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

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.

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.

Snowmobiling

snowmobiling

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

Snowmobiling may occur on all of the routes that cross the property, except Krueger Rd. Ext. Trail located on a detached parcel to the west of the main unit. These routes connect with the NYS Snowmobile Network that continue off the property. The trails in this area are groomed and maintained by the Oppenheim Trailblazers (leaves DEC website) through a volunteer stewardship agreement.

Wildlife

General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

Directions

From Lassellsville: Head east on Rte. 29, then turn right onto Schullenburg Rd. There are no official parking lots to access this property. There are a couple of unmarked pull-off areas along the southern section of Schullenburg Road, where the creek comes close to the road.

  • Schullenburg Rd unofficial pull-off area (43.056577°N, 74.627569°W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
  • Schullenburg Rd. unpaved parking area (43.0603409°N, 74.6252747°W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
  • Fical Corners Ext. Rd. paved parking area (43.0682068°N, 74.5967331°W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace principles (leaves DEC website) 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 Lassellsville 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

Cross-Country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and fishing are allowed on this property, however, the unit is not currently managed for these activities.

How We Manage Lassellsville State Forest

DEC is developing a unit management plan (UMP) 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 info.R5@dec.ny.gov.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

Gas, food, supplies, dining, and lodging may be found in the nearby communities of Gloversville, St. Johnsville and Johnstown.

Fulton and Montgomery Chamber of Commerce (leaves DEC website) and the Fulton County I Love NY (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.