Overlook Mountain Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan
The Overlook Mountain Wild Forest is a small area of approximately 590 acres in the Town of Woodstock, Ulster County, bordering the 16,800-acre Indian Head Wilderness. The summit of Overlook Mountain is one of the top three-most visited locations in the Catskill Forest Preserve, after Slide Mountain and North-South Lake.
For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest recreation page.
Status of the UMP
The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest in 1999. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the UMP
2017 Amendment - Public Access Improvements
This amendment contains several proposals to facilitate a better user experience within the unit:
- Construction of two additional parking areas;
- Designation of connector and loop trails between parking areas and the existing trail system;
- Installation of sanitary facilities at trailheads; and
- The classification of nearly 600 acres of land to include them in the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest.