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Sentinel Range Wilderness - Draft Unit Management Plan

The Sentinel Range Wilderness is composed of approximately 23,000 acres in the towns of Wilmington, Jay, North Elba and Keene in Essex County. It is bounded by Route 86 on the north, Route 73 on the south, and private lands on the east and west. The mountains of the Sentinel Range are one of the main attractions in the area. Kilburn Mountain is the highest point at 3,893'. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and climbing are popular within this wilderness. The summit of Sentinel and Pitchoff Mountains offer outstanding views of the surrounding area.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Sentinel Range Wilderness recreation page.

Public Comment Opportunities

The public comment period for the draft UMP is now closed, and the Department is developing a proposed final UMP. If you have questions about the planning process, please contact us at r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the Draft UMP

Sentinel Range Wilderness Draft Unit Management Plan - PDF (3.1 MB)