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Big Buck Mountain State Forest

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Big Buck Mountain State Forest consists of 146 acres in the Town of Kent, Putnam County.


There are currently no designated trails on this state forest. The property does provide large undeveloped areas well suited for hiking, hunting and nature viewing.


There are no designated camp sites on this property. Back country camping is allowed. 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 from water, road or trail.

Hunting and Trapping

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


Fishing is not available at this area, but White Pond Multiple Use Area is nearby and has a boat launch.


Geocaching is allowed although caches must be marked with the owner's contact information and may not be placed in dangerous or ecologically sensitive locations. See the February 2005 article in Conservationist Magazine for more information on geo-caching.

Tips for Using State Forests

State lands belong to all of us. Please help care for this area and enhance the enjoyment of it for yourself and those who follow by observing these simple guidelines.


Big Buck has 2 small parking areas on Ressique Road.

Important Phone Numbers

State Forest Office 845-256-3078 (Monday through Friday, 8AM -4 PM)
Forest Ranger 877-457-5680 (Evenings, Weekends and Holidays)
Emergencies: 911