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Sundown Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Sundown Wild Forest is located in the southern Catskill Park, within Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The unit consists of several separated Forest Preserve parcels totaling approximately 29,500 acres. A fire tower is located on top of Red Hill, providing a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Numerous streams including the Vernooy Kill and the Rondout Creek flow through the area.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Sundown Wild Forest recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sundown Wild Forest in 1996. If you have questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at

Download the UMP

Sundown Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (7.4 MB)

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