Lafayetteville Multiple Use Area
Lafayetteville Multiple Use Area consists of 715 acres in the Town of Milan, Dutchess County. This area has both fields and forests and is regularly stocked with pheasants during hunting season.
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 formal trails. Hiking, running and snowshoeing is allowed anywhere on the property.
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
Wilbur Pond is available for fishing. This small pond is a warm water fishery. Parking is available along Route 199 near the intersection with Wilbur Flats Road.
Cartop, non-motorized boats only.
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.
Parking is available along Wilbur Flats Road (2 designated areas, 2 cars and 3 cars), along Route 199 heading north from Wilbur Flats Road there is parking available next to Wilbur Pond, and across the road (2 cars, and 3 cars), additional parking is available on the west side of Route 199 for field access.
Easy access from Taconic State Parkway via Wilbur Flats Road (seasonal maintenance) or Route 199.
Important Phone Numbers
State Forest Office 845-256-3078 (Monday through Friday, 8AM -4 PM):
Forest Ranger 877-457-5680 (Evenings, Weekends and Holidays):