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Shaker Mountain Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Shaker Mountain Wild Forest (SMWF) is located in the southern Adirondack Park and consists of 40,500 acres of State Forest Preserve lands in the towns of Mayfield, Bleecker, Caroga, Northampton, and Benson in Fulton and Hamilton counties. The Northville-Lake Placid Trail has its southern terminus in the unit at the western side of the Northville Bridge. Some of the more popular recreational activities include hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking to the fire tower on Kane Mountain, and snowmobiling through the area.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest in 2006. If you have questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at:

Download the UMP

Shaker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF (8.32 MB)

2010 Amendment - Accessible Fishing Pier

This amendment proposes the construction of a universally accessible fishing pier at the DEC Northville Boat Launch, which is located along State Highway 30 and encompasses approximately 3.2 acres.

2010 Shaker Mountain Wild Forest UMP Amendment - PDF (2.93 MB)