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Colgate Lake Wild Forest - Draft Unit Management Plan

The Colgate Lake Wild Forest unit is approximately 1,500 acres in size, with 1,375 acres in the contiguous area of Colgate Lake, and 125 acres in 3 other parcels. It lies in the eastern end of County Route 78 in the Town of Jewett, Greene County. The unit is bordered by the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness to the north, east, and south, and by private land on the west. The unit is a popular attraction due to the presence of Colgate Lake, and is an entry point into the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Colgate Lake Wild Forest recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department is in the early stages of developing a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Colgate Lake Wild Forest. A public meeting to solicit feedback was held on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Tannersville. If you have questions about the planning process, please contact us at

Public Meeting Presentation - PDF (1.1 MB)