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Roeliff Jansen Kill Multiple Use Area

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The Roeliff Jansen Kill Multiple Use Area consists of 128 acres in the Town of Milan, Dutchess County.

Recreation

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.

Camping

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

This area is bounded on the north by the Roeliff Jansen Kill which is a stocked trout stream. View nearby public fishing rights on the Roeliff Jansen Kill (PDF, 570 KB).

Geocaching

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.

Facilities

There is a very small parking area off Taconic State Parkway.

Driving Directions

Public access is 0.6 miles past Ferris Lane northbound on the Taconic State Parkway. There is no sign for this area. The lane directly of the Taconic State Parkway is very narrow.

Important Phone Numbers

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

Field Notes

There is an old railway bed near northern boundary. It provides a beautiful view of Roeliff Jansen Kill.