Silver Lake Wilderness

The Silver Lake Wilderness Area, an Adirondack Park unit of the Forest Preserve, is located in the towns of Lake Pleasant, Benson, Wells and Arietta in Hamilton County and is roughly bounded on the north by NY 8 and private lands near Piseco Lake, Oxbow Lake, Hamilton Lake, Sand Lake and Lake Pleasant; on the east by NY 30; on the south generally by the Hamilton County line; and on the west by NY 10, the West Branch of the Sacandaga River and the Piseco Outlet.

The area contains 48 bodies of water covering 569 acres (2.3 km2), 26.5 miles (42.6 km) of foot trails, and 2 lean-tos.

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New York State
Hamilton County
Buckthorn Lake
Gilman Lake
Lake Algonquin
Whitehouse, NY
Woods Lake

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Map: Woods Lake

Map: Woods Lake

A 68-acre lake below Little Cathead Mountain, Woods Lake in the Silver Lake Wilderness area offers primitive camping along a scenic lake. The trail back there is not marked, however it starts near a gravel pull off, roughly 1 mile east of the private Lapland Lake Recreation Center, that shares part of the lake front.