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Hurricane Mountain Wilderness - Unit Management Plan

The Hurricane Mountain Wilderness is located in the northeast portion of the Adirondack Park in the towns of Elizabethtown, Jay, Keene and Lewis in Essex County. The unit is comprised of one Forest Preserve parcel covering approximately 13,784 acres. The namesake of the unit, Hurricane Mountain, is the highest and most conspicuous peak in the unit. The summit of Hurricane Mountain offers stunning 360 degree views, and is the most popular destination for hikers in the unit.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Hurricane Mountain Wilderness recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area in 2010. That same year, the majority of the Primitive Area was re-classified to Wilderness and a small area surrounding the fire tower on Hurricane Mountain was re-classified to Historic. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at

Download the UMP

Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area Unit Management Plan - PDF (3.9 MB)