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Lebanon State Forest

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Field Notes

Lebanon State Forest locator map

The Lebanon State Forest, also known as Madison 7, is 779 acres located on the border of Madison and Chenango counties between the villages of Earlville and Georgetown. The forest is situated on ridges and varying terrain to an elevation of 2000 feet between Bisby and Reynolds Hill/Davis Roads. The newest addition to the forest on the eastern boundary has a waterfall of about eight feet. The area is used by deer and turkey hunters. There are two parking areas on Bisby Road, and two parking areas on Carncross Road. Bisby is a plowed road, and Carncross is plowed from Chenango County to the south line of the forest.

Lebanon State Forest is part of the Lebanon Hills 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.

State Forest Regulations

Anyone enjoying the use of Earlville State Forest must observe the following rules which protect them and the forest environment:

  1. Do not litter. Carry out what you carry in. Burying of refuse is prohibited.
  2. If you build a fire, do so with care and use wood from dead and downed trees only. Never leave a fire unattended.
  3. All motorized vehicles are restricted to access roads posted as motor vehicle trails. Off road use of motorized vehicles, such as ATVs, trail bikes and four-wheel drives is not allowed, except where specifically permitted by signs, posted notice or by DEC permit.
  4. Camping for more than three nights or in a group of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger. Camping is prohibited within 150 feet of water, roads or trail.
  5. No permanent structures should be established, including tree stands or blinds.

Directions

Lebanon State Forest in Madison County

From State Hwy 80 east of Smyrna, take County Route 14 to County Route 22. Travel west on Route 22 six miles to Carncross Road and turn left up the hill to the State Forest. An alternate route is to take Rt. 80 west of Smyrna, turn right and go north on Bisby Road.

Important Numbers

State Forest Office (M-F 8am-4pm): 607-674-4017

Forest Ranger (Law Enforcement/Emergencies): 315-886-1669

DEC State Forest Ranger Dispatch: 518-408-5850

Emergencies: 911