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Indian Head Wilderness Area - Unit Management Plan

The Indian Head Wilderness Area is at the east edge of the Catskill Mountains in the southeastern part of Greene County and the northeastern part of Ulster County. The 16,800 acres of state Forest Preserve land are characterized by extremely rugged topography and include five major peaks as well as lower elevevations in the Hudson Valley.

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 Indian Head Wilderness Area was called the Indian Head-Plateau Mountain Wilderness Area. A unit management plan (UMP) for the Indian Head-Plateau Mountain Wilderness was completed in 1992. If you have questions or would like to obtain a copy of the UMP, please contact us at r3.ump@dec.ny.gov.

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