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Blue Ridge Wilderness - Unit Management Plan

The Blue Ridge Wilderness consists of more than 47,000 acres of Forest Preserve lands in the central Adirondacks, near the communities of Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake. The wilderness area's northern and eastern boundaries are roughly defined by Route 28 as it arcs from the South Inlet of Raquette Lake to Cedar River Road. The area is bounded on the south by Cedar River Road and on the west by the Moose River Plains Wild Forest and Great Camp Sagamore.

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

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Blue Ridge Wilderness in 2006. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at:

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Blue Ridge Wilderness Unit Management Plan - PDF (8.02 MB) - This file is very large and may be slow to download. As an alternative, you may download specific sections below.

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