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Hunter-West Kill Wilderness - Unit Management Plan

Located in the High Peaks region of the Catskill Park, the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness is comprised of 27,000 acres of Forest Preserve land. The wilderness contains portions of Hunter Mountain, the second-highest peak in the Catskills, as well as three other summits that are within the Catskill High Peaks Bird Conservation Area.

For a description of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness recreation page.

Status of the UMP

In 2008, DEC adopted a revision to the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). In the CPSLMP, the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness was designated through the re-classification of three other Forest Preserve units: the West Kill-North Dome Wilderness, the Ox Clove Wild Forest, and a portion of the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. In 1995, a unit management plan (UMP) was adopted for the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at

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Hunter Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan - PDF

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