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Moose River Plains Wild Forest and Camping Area - Unit Management Plan

The Moose River Plains Wild Forest and Moose River Plains Intensive Use Camping Area are located in the Towns of Webb and Ohio in Herkimer County and the Towns of Arietta, Inlet, Long Lake, Lake Pleasant and Morehouse in Hamilton County. The Limekiln Lake‐Cedar River Road provides a connection through the unit between the hamlets of Inlet and Indian Lake. DEC also maintains several other roads in the area, and provides numerous individual camping sites along this road system.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Moose River Plains Wild Forest recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Moose River Plains Wild Forest and the Moose River Plains Intensive Use Camping Area in 2011. If you have questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at

Download the UMP

Moose River Plains Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (20 MB) - This is a large file and may take a long time to download. As an alternative, you may download individual sections below.

Sections for Easier Downloading

Potential UMP Amendment to Improve Mountain Bike Trail System

The 2011 UMP called for DEC to create a working group consisting of mountain bikers, local governments and other interested parties to develop a comprehensive mountain bike plan for the unit. A July 2013 meeting with stakeholders resulted in DEC contracting with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) to create a conceptual mountain bike trail plan. The Department is currently working on an amendment to the UMP based on some of the recommendations found in the conceptual plan.

Conceptual Mountain Bike Trail Plan - PDF (2.7 MB)