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Hudson Gorge Wilderness - Unit Management Plan

The Hudson Gorge Wilderness encompasses approximately 23,500 acres of State Forest Preserve in Essex and Hamilton Counties. It is located north of State Route 28 between the hamlets of Indian Lake and North River, near the center of the Adirondack Park. The steep-sided Hudson Gorge is one of the most spectacular reaches of the Hudson River. Whitewater rafting through the gorge is the most popular recreational activity in the wilderness.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Hudson Gorge Wilderness recreation page.

Status of the UMP

The Department is currently developing a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Hudson Gorge Wilderness. If you have questions about the UMP process, please email us at: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


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