Bog River Complex - Unit Management Plan
The Bog River Unit Management Plan (UMP) was completed in November 2002 and 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).
This management unit is commonly referred to as the Bog River Complex as the area includes the: Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest, Conifer Easement lands, and lands formerly classified as the Hitchins Pond Primitive Area and Lows Lake Primitive Area. The area begins the access to a wilderness canoe route leading from the Bog River above Lows lower dam into and across Lows Lake to the western shore in the Five Ponds Wilderness. The route is connected by a carry to the upper reaches of the Oswegatchie River. Many recreational opportunities exist at the Bog River Complex. Canoeing, hiking, hunting, fishing, bicycling, camping and snowmobiling are popular pastimes.
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2014 Amendment - Trail and Parking Lot Designations
This amendment contains two components. The first formally designates a parking area and trail to the summit of Goodman Mountain and recognizes the U.S. Geological Survey's naming of Goodman Mountain. The second component officially designates a parking area and popular unmarked ski and hiking trail along the Bog River, known locally as Otter Point Trail .
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2009 Amendment - Floatplane Use on Lows Lake
In 2007, the Department commenced a re-evaluation of float plane access to Lows Lake and the potential impacts of such use on paddlers, including the management alternative of controlling float plane access through a mandatory permit system. This Amendment/FSEIS provided 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.