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Bluestone Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Bluestone Wild Forest forms the easterly border of the Catskill Forest Preserve near the City of Kingston, New York. Its lands are in the Towns of Hurley, Woodstock, Ulster and Kingston in Ulster County. The Wild Forest consists of numerous smaller parcels scattered throughout this region and a loosely connected mosaic of parcels making up the largest piece between Zena Road (Route 39) and State Route 209.

The Department completed a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Bluestone Wild Forest in 1997. If you have questions regarding the plan, please contact us at r3.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the UMP

Bluestone Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (2.27 MB)

May 2015 Amendment - Trail Construction and Designation, Fisheries Management, and Land Classification

This amendment proposes four projects within the Bluestone Wild Forest:

  • Construct and mark a new 2.5 mile mountain bike trail to be located within the Jockey Hill section of the unit.

  • Update the official trail network of the unit by designating appropriate trails and re-routing or closing inappropriate trails

  • Manage Onteora Lake as a warm water recreational fishery

  • Classify 33 acres of Forest Preserve land to be included in the Bluestone unit

Download the Amendment

Bluestone Wild Forest UMP Amendment - PDF (2.82 MB)

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