Gould Corners State Forest
State Reforestation Areas Jefferson #7 & #8
The Gould Corners State Forest includes two reforestation areas covering a total of 2045 acres. It is named for the nearby intersection of Spring Street, Middle Road, Jerusalem Road and Washington Park Road (Co. Rt. 97). Over thousands of years the waters of South Sandy Creek have carved the cavernous Lorraine Gulf in the native limestone. Today, this gulf offers spectacular scenic vistas along the southern boundary of this state forest. Visitors will encounter a large variety of animal and tree species. White-tailed deer, beaver, waterfowl, and small fur bearing animals are common.
Tree species include plantation conifers such as red pine, white pine and scotch pine, along with natural stands of hemlock, hard maple, soft maple, white ash, and black cherry. Wood products harvested from this forest consist of pine pulp, poles, saw timber, high quality hardwood veneer, firewood and fuel chips. The Rodman - Barnes Corners deer yards and Jefferson County's Washington Park's recreational trail system also border this state forest.
From Watertown, take Interstate 81 south to exit #41, Adams. Make a left onto Route 178 east. Go to Route 11, turn right at the stop light, then on the south side of Adams turn left on County Route 189 going toward Lorraine. Take the next left on Washington Park Road. Go 2.5 miles to Gould Corners and the state forests are on either side of the road.