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Big Indian Wilderness Area - Unit Management Plan

The Big Indian Wilderness Area is a management unit in the south-central portion of the Catskill Park. It is made up of lands in the Towns of Shandanken, Denning and Hardenburgh in Ulster County. The unit is bordered on the north by the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Intensive Use Area, on the east by Ulster County Route 47, on the south by the Willowemoc Wild Forest, on the southwest by the Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest, and on the northwest by Dry Brook. Big Indian Wilderness Area encompasses approximately 33,500 acres of state Forest Preserve land.

2008 Catskill Park State Land Master Plan

In August 2008, DEC finalized the revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan. Prior to the plan's adoption, the Big Indian Wilderness Area was called the Big Indian-Beaverkill Range Wilderness Area. A unit management plan (UMP) for the Big Indian-Beaverkill Range Wilderness was completed in 1993. If you have questions or would like to obtain a copy of the UMP, please contact us at r3ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


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