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Dix Mountain Wilderness - Unit Management Plan

NOTE: The lands of the former Dix Mountain Wilderness are now the Dix Mountain Tract of the High Peaks Wilderness

This area is in the towns of Elizabethtown, Keene and North Hudson, Essex County. It is roughly bounded on the north by Route 73, on the east by the Adirondack Northway, on the south by Blue Ridge Road and on the west by Elk Lake and AuSable Club lands. The terrain is rough, rocky and mountainous, with several of the mountain tops exceeding 4,000 feet. Twelve small ponds with a total surface area of about 92 acres, lie in the wilderness. Vertical cliffs of considerable height arc common, particularly in the northern and eastern parts.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Dix Mountain Tract recreation page.

Status of the UMP

In 2018, the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan was amended and the Dix Mountain Wilderness became part of the High Peaks Wilderness. The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Dix Mountain Wilderness in 2004. If you have questions about the UMP, please email us at:

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Dix Mountain Wilderness Unit Management Plan - PDF

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