Nanticoke Lake Multiple Use Area
- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- Location: Lisle, Broome County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 7R
- Map: View Nanticoke Lake MUA Map || View Same Map in PDF (136 KB) || Google Earth || State Lands Interactive Mapper
The Nanticoke Lake Multiple Use Area covers 338 acres. There is a 46-acre man-made lake impoundment on the property. A tributary of Nanticoke Creek passes through the property. There are no trails on this forest.
The dam was constructed after the State acquired the land. The lake was created for flood control purposes and non-motorized recreation.
General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.
No formal trails exist through the forested areas, but access is good due to extensive firewood trails. These trails were created by firewood cutters who purchase wood from the State. DEC foresters mark the trees to be sold for thinning purposes to promote future timber growth.
General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.
At-large primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.
General information on paddling includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.
General information on fishing includes how-to and safety tips and links to seasons, rules & regulations.
Hunting & Trapping
General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.
This forest is a great place to see herons, ducks and geese. It is a favorite stopover for migrating loons in spring.
Access to the area is gained by traveling west from the village of Lisle on Rte. 79 to Center Lisle. Turn left onto Caldwell Hill Road, then right onto Squedunk Road. The parking area is on the right. The lake is a quarter-mile walk north from the parking area.
Squedunk Road Parking (42.327352°N, 76.091209°W) Google Maps (leaves DEC website)
Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety
Practice Leave No Trace (leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.
How We Manage Nanticoke Lake Multiple Use Area
Nanticoke Lake Multiple Use Area is part of the Long Pond Unit Management Plan. A Unit Management Plan (UMP) guides the DEC's land management activities on several geographically related forests for a ten-year period, although a number of goals and objectives in the plan focus on a much longer time period. Each UMP addresses specific objectives and actions for public use and forest management. A copy of the UMP is available at the Lands and Forests Office in Sherburne. If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forest surrounding Nanticoke Lake contains a wide array of different cover types. The types include Northern hardwood, Northern hardwood-hemlock, Northern hardwood-white pine and oak. The elevation of the area ranges from 1400 to 1500 feet above sea level. The forest has received various management treatments including: firewood harvests, wildlife shrub planting, and shade release for apple trees and blueberry bushes.
Nearby Amenities and Attractions
Broome County Tourism Webpage (Leaves DEC website)
Gas, food, dining and lodging may be found may be found in the nearby community of Whitney Point.
Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.
Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.