Spring Brook State Forest
- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- DEC Region 5 Ray Brook Office (M-F 8:30AM - 4:30PM), (518) 897-1200, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency, Law Enforcement & Rangers: (518) 408-5850 or 911
- Location: Town of Altona, Clinton County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 5C
- Map: Spring Brook State Forest Map || Map in PDF (421 KB) || Google Earth || State Lands Interactive Mapper
The 1,157-acre Spring Brook State Forest has limited maintained opportunities to recreate on Spring Brook State Forest, however, hiking and other non-motorized recreation is allowed throughout the property.
General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations
There is .25-mile trail that starts at the parking lot off Military Turnpike.
General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.
There are no designated camp sites; however, at-large primitive camping is allowed. Camping is prohibited within 150 feet of water, road or trail. Camping for more than 3 nights or in a group of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.
Hunting & Trapping
Hunting and Trapping are permitted on the property in accordance with department regulations, unless otherwise posted.
General information on snowmobiling includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.
The S87 Snowmobile Corridor passes through the property and connects to a larger network of trails. The trail is maintained by the Northern Adirondack Trailbreakers.
General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.
Spring Brook State Forest is accessed from Military Turnpike.
- Military Turnpike parking area (44.88298773°N, 73.72249282°W) Google Maps (leaves DEC website)
All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.
Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety
Practice Leave No Trace principles (leaves DEC website) when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.
Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting and trapping are allowed within the property, but there are no designated trails or maintained areas for these activities.
How We Manage Spring Brook State Forest
DEC is developing a recreation management plan which will describe the management activities for public recreation on these lands.
If you have questions about this UMP, please email us at email@example.com.
Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information
- Chazy Highlands Wild Forest
- Chazy Highlands State Forest
- Flat Rock State Forest
- Lewis Preserve WMA
- Dunkin's Reserve State Forest
- Moon Pond State Forest
Gas may be found in the nearby communities of Ellenburg Center and Ellenburg Depot.
Food and other supplies can be found in the nearby community of Ellenburg Center.
Dining opportunities can be found in the nearby community of Ellenburg Center.
Lodging may be found in the nearby communities of Ellenburg Center and Plattsburgh.
Clinton County Tourism (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.
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.
Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.