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Bog River Complex - Unit Management Plan

The Bog River Complex includes multiple parcels of Forest Preserve and Conservation Easement lands in the towns of Colton and Piercefield (St. Lawrence County), Long Lake (Hamilton County), and Tupper Lake (Franklin County). These lands include the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest, Conifer Easement lands, and lands formerly classified as the Hitchins Pond Primitive Area and Lows Lake Primitive Area.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Bog River Complex in 2002. If you have questions about the UMP, please email us at r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the UMP

Bog River Complex Unit Management Plan - PDF (2.6 MB)

2014 Amendment - Trail and Parking Lot Designations

This amendment proposed a parking area and trail to the summit of Goodman Mountain, and proposed the formal designation of a parking area and popular unmarked ski and hiking trail along the Bog River.

2014 Amendment to the Bog River Unit Management Plan - PDF (3.55 MB)

2009 Amendment - Floatplane Use on Lows Lake

This Amendment proposed that float plane access to Lows Lake would be allowed to continue until December 31, 2011 subject to restrictions set forth in an annual permit.

2009 Amendment to the Bog River Unit Management Plan - PDF (703 KB)