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Contacts for Local Information about Back Country Camping

map of New York State showing DEC regions
New York State map showing DEC regions

For questions not answered in the Places to Go section of this website, local DEC offices across the state are most knowledgeable about the properties in their regions. Regions 3-6 contain the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve and in those regions, Forest Rangers should be contacted.

Region 1 - serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties

Lands and Forests office in Region 1

Region 2 - serving New York, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Richmond Counties

Lands and Forests office in Region 2

Region 3 - serving Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties

Forest Rangers in Region 3 - (845) 256-3026

Region 4 - serving Montgomery, Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie, Schenectady, Albany, Greene, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties

Forest Rangers in Region 4 - (518) 357-2047

Region 5 - serving Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga and Washington Counties

Forest Rangers in Region 5 - (518) 897-1303

Region 6 - serving Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer Counties

Forest Rangers in Region 6 - (315) 785-2558

Region 7 - serving Oswego, Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga and Broome Counties

Lands and Forests offices in Region 7

Region 8 - serving Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung Counties

Lands and Forests offices in Region 8

Region 9 - serving Niagara, Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties

Lands and Forests offices in Region 9


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    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233
    518-402-9428
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