Rusk Mountain Wild Forest
Located within Greene County, the Rusk Mountain Wild Forest is made up of approximately 3,900 acres of Catskill Forest Preserve. The unit extends from the summit of Hunter Mountain on the east, westward along a ridge of land which included Rusk, Evergreen, Pine Island, and Packsaddle mountains. The summit of Hunter Mountain is the home of the recently refurbished fire tower and observer's cabin, which offers 360 degree views of the area.
2008 Catskill Park State Land Master Plan
In August 2008, DEC finalized the revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). In the CPSLMP, the Rusk Mountain Wild Forest was designated through the re-classification of a portion of the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. In 1995, a Unit Management Plan (UMP) was completed for the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. If you have questions or would like to obtain a copy of the UMP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.