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Pine Hill State Forest, Delaware County

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This 1,089-acre state forest is located in the northernmost part of the Town of Masonville. Pine Hill, Bundy Hollow and Parker Hollow Roads provide the main access points to this area. The forest is nearly completely forested with both plantations and natural stands in various stages of succession. This variety of forest types creates excellent hunting opportunities. Hiking is allowed on all state forests but there are no designated trails on this property.

Featured Activities

Camping

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General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations.

Primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

Hunting & Trapping

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Wildlife Management Unit: 4O

General Information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Hunting and trapping are permitted on Pine Hill State Forest during appropriate seasons.

Accessible Features

Motorized access routes

General information on accessible recreation includes links to other locations with accessible recreation opportunities and information on permits for motorized access. Accessible trails exist for the Motorized (ATV) Access Program for People with Dissabilities (MAPPWD) with the appropriate permit at Bundy Hollow Road and off of Pine Hill Road. Please call our office at (607) 652-7365 for more information.

Directions

Pine Hill State Forest lies at the top of Pine Hill. To access this state forest, take Pine Hill Road north from Masonville or south from Sidney to the intersection with Pine Hill Road #1. Bundy Hollow Road also provides access to the western portion of the area. Bundy Hollow Road is 2 miles north of Masonville off NYS Route 8.

  • Pine Hill Road Parking Area (42.2792347°N, 75.3559699°W) Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace Principles (leaves DEC website) when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.

All users of Pine Hill State Forest must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follows all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

Planning and Management

DEC is developing a unit management plan (UMP) which will describe the management activities for these lands. In addition to management objectives, the UMP will contain detailed information on natural features, recreational infrastructure, geology, natural and human history, habitats, wildlife, fisheries and much more.

If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us at r4.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

State Lands and Facilities

Where to Find Nearby Amenities

  • Gas, food and other supplies may be found in the nearby communities of Sidney and Masonville.
  • Dining and lodging opportunities can be found in the nearby community of Sidney.

Delaware County Tourism Webpage (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Numerous guidebooks and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.


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