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Sundown Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

The Sundown Wild Forest is located in the southern Catskill Park, within the counties of Sullivan and Ulster. The unit consists of several separated Forest Preserve parcels totaling approximately 29,500 acres. A firetower 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.

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 Sundown Wild Forest was designated through the re-classification of two other Forest Preserve units: the Claryville-Sundown-Sholam Wild Forest and the Peekamoose Valley Wild Forest. In 1996, a Unit Management Plan (UMP) was completed for the Claryville-Sundown-Sholam Wild Forest. In 1990, a Unit Management Plan (UMP) was completed for the Peekamoose Valley Wild Forest. If you have questions or would like to obtain a copy of either UMP, please contact us at r3.ump@dec.ny.gov.

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