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Watson's 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.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest in 2010. If you have questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the UMP

Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (PDF) (5.1 MB)

2012 Amendment - Buck Pond Road Designation

The 2010 UMP had proposed to close the Buck Pond Road to motor vehicles. This amendment proposed to leave the road open for motor vehicle use, but only for those persons having a valid CP-3 permit. The existing campsite at the end of the road was proposed to be made universally accessible to better accommodate people with disabilities, particularly during the hunting season.

2012 Amendment to the Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest UMP (PDF) (343 KB)