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Upper Hudson Woodlands - Recreation Management Plan

Fishing, Boating and Hunting Access

The State of New York acquired a working-forest conservation easement with public recreation rights on the Upper Hudson Woodlands Conservation Easement lands (former Finch Lands) in December 2010. These lands fall within Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga and Warren Counties, in the Towns of Greenfield, Indian Lake, Lake George, Long Lake, North Creek, North Hudson and Warrensburg.

Public rights acquired on the Upper Hudson Woodands Conservation Easement lands include fishing, boating and hunting access on 46,242 acres, across six tracts. In order to implement these rights for public use and enjoyment, the Department developed a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the area that addressed these rights specifically. The RMP contains facilities and improvements which are part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Hunting, Fishing, Hiking and Recreational Access Projects (link leaves DEC website.)

For a description of recreational opportunities on these lands, please visit the Upper Hudson Woodlands recreation page.

Status of the RMP

The Department adopted the Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Upper Hudson Woodlands in 2014. If you have any questions about the RMP, please email us at

Download the RMP

Upper Hudson Woodlands Recreational Management Plan - (PDF) (2.73 MB)

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