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Shandaken Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Shandaken Wild Forest is a relatively small unit of land which contains several different parcels offering a variety of recreational opportunities for public use. Total area for the unit is 5,376 acres, located in the Ulster County town of Shandaken and the southern Greene County town of Lexington.

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

Status of the UMP

The Department adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Shandaken Wild Forest in 2005. This document will continue to guide the Department's management of the area until a revision to the UMP is adopted (see below). If you have questions about the UMP, please e-mail us at:

Shandaken Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF

Draft Unit Management Plan Revision

The Department has completed a draft revision to the Shandaken Wild Forest Unit Management Plan, and will be accepting comments on the plan until September 28, 2020. Please send comments to the following:

Pine Roehrs
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Draft Revision to the Shandaken Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (PDF)

Supporting Documents

UMP Presentation (PDF)
Shandaken-Belleayre Mountain Bike and Cross Country Ski Trail System Concept Plan (PDF, 7 MB)

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