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Shaker Mountain Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Shaker Mountain Wild Forest (SMWF) is located in the southern Adirondack Park and is consists of 40,500 acres of State Forest Preserve lands in the towns of Mayfield, Bleecker, Caroga, Northampton, and Benson in Fulton and Hamilton counties. The Northville-Lake Placid Trail has its southern terminus in the unit at the western side of the Northville Bridge. Some of the more popular recreational activities include hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking to the fire tower on Kane Mountain, and snowmobiling through the area.

The Department of Environmental Conservation completed a Unit Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest (SMWF) in January 2006. If you have questions or comments about the UMP, please contact us at: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the UMP

Shaker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (8.32 MB) This is a large file and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections using the links below.

Sections for Easier Downloading:

2010 Amendment - Accessible Fishing Pier

This amendment proposes the construction of a universally accessible fishing pier at the DEC Northville Boat Launch, which is located along State Highway 30 and encompasses approximately 3.2 acres.

2010 Shaker Mountain Wild Forest UMP Amendment - PDF (2.93 MB)