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Alder Bottom WMA
Boutwell State Forest
Brokenstraw State Forest
Canadaway Creek WMA
Chautauqua Gorge State Forest
Chautauqua Lake Fish and Wildlife Mangement Area
Clay Pond Wildlife Management Area
Hatch Creek State Forest
Hill Harris State Forest
Hill Higher State Forest
Long Point State Park on Chautauqua Lake
Mount Pleasant State Forest
North Harmony State Forest
Panama State Forest
Stockton State Forest
Watts Flats WMA
Whalen Memorial State Forest

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Map: Panama State Forest

Map: Panama State Forest

Panama State Forest (Chautauqua #4) spans 1,224 acres in the town of Harmony, located south of Panama in the southwestern portion of Chautauqua County. This forest offers numerous recreational opportunities and provides habitat to a variety of wildlife species.

Panama State Forest is a perfect setting for numerous outdoor recreational activities, including picnicking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and birdwatching.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42259.html

Map: Chautauqua Gorge State Forest

Map: Chautauqua Gorge State Forest

Chautauqua Gorge State Forest totals 538 acres. This state forest is located in the north western area of Chautauqua County in the town of Chautauqua, west of Mayville. This area provides opportunities for many informal outdoor recreational activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and hunting. This forest is also a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers and provides for various habitats for many wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.

This state forest also offers a day use area with picnic tables with fire rings, out house facilities, and a public parking area.

Camping logoThere are Eight designated camp sites on Hannum Road adjacent to the day use area. Seven of the sites are primitive tent sites with a rock fire ring, site number 8 is upgraded with a picnic shelter and steel fire ring. This site also has a gravel parking pad large enough for a small self contained camper unit. The sites are designated with a yellow camp disk. All camp sites are fist come, first serve. If you plan on staying more than three days, or have 10 or more people at a site you need to obtain a camping permit from the Forest Ranger by calling 716-771-7180.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42257.html

Map: North Harmony State Forest

Map: North Harmony State Forest

North Harmony State Forest (Chautauqua #2) totals 2,561 acres and is located in the southwestern area of Chautauqua County in the Towns of Harmony, North Harmony and Sherman, north of Panama. North Harmony State Forest provides many outdoor recreational opportunities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and hunting. It also serves as a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers and provides for various habitats for many wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8268.html