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Sterling Forest State Park

Tuxedo, Orange County

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Sterling Forest State Park's unbroken deep-forest habitat is important for the survival of many resident and migratory species, including black bears, several kinds of hawks and songbirds, rare invertebrates and rare plants.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Lakes and ponds
  • Visitors center

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing

Accessible Features

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This NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has some accessible features, including a small fishing platform on the Ramapo River and the visitors center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


21,935 acres

Closest Town



Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Sterling Forest State Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 845-351-5907

Address: 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987

Website: Sterling Forest State Park (This link leaves DEC's website.)

Photo credits: John Rozell, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation