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Watsons East Triangle Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit is located on the western edge of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the towns of Croghan, Diana, and Watson in Lewis County and the town of Webb in Herkimer County. The Unit consists of 13,229 acres of State Forest Preserve lands, and is bounded on the west by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the east by the Five Ponds and Pepperbox Wilderness Areas, on the north by the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest and on the south by the Beaver River.

The Department released a Unit Management Plan for Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest in December 2010. If you have questions or comments about this plan or the UMP process, please email us at: r6ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (PDF) - without unit maps (4.83 MB)

Appendix 14 - Unit Maps

November 2012 Amendment

The 2010 UMP for the Watson's East Triangle proposed the construction of a new lean-to near Buck Pond, at the end of the Buck Pond Road. To prevent inappropriate use of the lean-to, the UMP also proposed the entire length of the Buck Pond Road-totaling 0.3 miles-be closed to all motor vehicle use.

The Department has determined that it is appropriate for the Buck Pond Road to remain open for motor vehicle use, but only for those persons having a valid CP-3 permit. The current campsite will be made universally accessible to better facilitate use by users with disabilities, particularly during the hunting season. The universally accessible lean-to that was originally proposed for this site will not be located within Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest at this time.

Download the UMP Amendment

Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest UMP Amendment (PDF) (343 KB)