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Oswegatchie Conservation Easement - Draft Recreation Management Plan

The Oswegatchie Conservation Easement is comprised of 16,929 acres in the Towns of Croghan and Diana in Lewis County. Nearby population centers include Carthage/Fort Drum (~30 miles west), Watertown (~40 miles west), Gouverneur (~25 miles to the north), and Lowville (~25 miles to the southwest). The easement includes over 14,000 acres within the Adirondack Park, with the remaining acreage lying west of the Adirondack Park Blue Line. Subject to the conservation easement deed, the Property remains privately owned, though New York State owns rights to permit specific public recreation opportunities on the Property.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Oswegatchie Conservation Easement recreation page.

Public Comment Opportunities

The public comment period for the draft RMP is now closed. If you have questions about the planning process, please contact us at

Additional Documents to Download

Oswegatchie Conservation Easement Draft Recreation Management Plan (PDF, 5 MB)

Oswegatchie Conservation Easement Deed (PDF, 1.1 MB)