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West Mountain Final Interim Access Plan

West Mountain State Forest consists of approximately 830 acres of land located in the Towns of Dover, Beekman, and Union Vale in Dutchess County, New York. This parcel of land was acquired by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) through gift in 1999 and is managed by the Division of Lands and Forests as a state reforestation area.

Public use of the West Mountain State Forest has been limited, mainly due to the lack of adequate public access points. The Department has drafted a Final Interim Access Plan to Plan to describe public access improvements to be implemented for the property which are designed to facilitate public use and enjoyment of this state forest.

West Mountain State Forest Final Interim Access Plan (PDF) 1.2 MB

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