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Dunkin's Reserve State Forest

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Dunkins Reserve State Forest locator map

The 2,433-acre Dunkin's Reserve State Forest consists of seven separate parcels. The largest of these parcel's southern edge abuts General Leroy Manor Road, which is the only public access point for the parcel. Two of the other parcels included in the Dunkin's Reserve are generally known as the Purdy Road parcels due to their proximity and access from Purdy Road. Another parcel straddles Davis Road. The "T" shaped parcel is located in a small development in Beekmantown and accessed by Spring Run Road. The 2 smallest parcels have no public access. There are no maintained trails in this unit but non-motorized recreation is allowed.

Featured Activities

Camping

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General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

There are no designated campsites; however, at-large primitive camping is also 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.

Hunting & Trapping

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General Information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules & regulations

Hunting and trapping are permitted on this property in accordance with all game regulations, unless otherwise posted.

Wildlife

General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

Directions

There are no designated parking areas on Dunkin's Reserve State Forest. Roadside parking is available.

  • Access the main parcel from General Leroy Manor Road. 44.745957°N, 73.669448°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.

All users of Dunkin's Reserve State Forest must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

Specific Rules

Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are allowed within the property but there are no designated trails or maintained areas for these activities.

How We Manage Dunkin's Reserve State Forest

DEC is developing a management plan which will describe the management activities for these lands. In addition to management objectives, the UMP will contain detailed information on natural features, recreational infrastructure, geology, natural & human history, habitats, wildlife, fisheries and much more.

If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us at r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

Gas may be found in the nearby communities of Dannemora and Cadyville.
Dining opportunities, food and other supplies can be found in the nearby community of Dannemora.
Lodging may be found in the nearby community of 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.


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