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Willowemoc Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

Located in the southwest corner of the Catskill Park, the Willowemoc Wild Forest contains more than 14,800 acres of Forever Wild Forest Preserve. It lies largely within the northern Sullivan County Towns of Neversink and Rockland, with small appendages in the Towns of Denning and Hardenburgh in Ulster County. The Wild Forest surrounds the Mongaup Pond State Campground and abuts the Big Indian Wilderness.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Willowemoc Wild Forest recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Willowemoc Wild Forest in 1991. If you have questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at

Download the UMP

Willowemoc Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - (PDF, 2.26 MB)

2006 Amendment - Snowmobile Trails, Waneta Lake Access, and Utility Relocation

This amendment contained three proposals:

  • Relocation of electrical and telephone service for Mongaup Pond Campground
  • Provision of access to Waneta Lake for people with disabilities
  • Provision of loop opportunities within the Quick Lake snowmobile trail system

2006 Amendment to the Willowemoc Wild Forest UMP - (PDF, 370 KB)

2001 Amendment - Lean-to Construction and Parking Lot Expansion

This amendment proposed to remove a lean-to at Long Pond and construct a new one on the opposite side of the pond. It also proposed to expand the parking area on Black Bear Road to accommodate 10 vehicles with snowmobile or horse trailers.

2001 Amendment to the Willowemoc Wild Forest UMP - (PDF 1.6 MB)

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