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White Hill Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The White Hill Unit is comprised of White Hill Wild Forest and adjacent easement lands in the towns of Colton, Hopkinton, and Parishville in St. Lawrence County. The Wild Forest Unit consists of 9,856 acres of State Forest Preserve lands and two conservation easements (Lassiter and Niagara Mohawk) totaling 5,046 acres.

The White Hill unit is bounded on the west and north by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the east by the St. Lawrence-Franklin County Line, and on the south by the West Branch of the St. Regis River, the Stark-Joe Indian Road, and State Route 56. Unit Management Planning for the Champion Easement (Santa Clara Tract) that falls within St. Lawrence County will be addressed in a separate Recreation Plan that will include all of the Champion Santa Clara Tract Easement acreage on both sides of the St. Lawrence-Franklin County Line.

The White Hill Wild Forest is located in the northwest corner of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The area offers many recreational opportunities, including, but not limited, to hiking, hunting, trapping and fishing. Several snowmobile trails also pass through the area and link to a larger network of trails. The publicly owned land also has five beautiful, wild ponds - some that require an hour-long hike to access. These ponds have been described as among the quietest waters in the entire Adirondack Park.

The Department completed the White Hill Wild Forest Unit Management Plan in December 2006. If you have questions or comments about the UMP, please email us at: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

White Hill Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (without appendices, 520 kb pdf)

Appendices A-M (216 kb pdf)

UMP Maps (pdf files):