St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 111,944.[1] The county seat is Canton.

Saint Lawrence County is home to St. Lawrence University, State University of New York at Potsdam, Clarkson University, the SUNY-ESF Ranger School, and the State University of New York at Canton. Part of the County is in the Adirondack Park and includes much of the Oswegatchie River, Cranberry Lake and Lake Ozonia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lawrence_County,_New_York

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Aldrich Pond Wild Forest
Balsam Creek State Forest
Beaver Creek State Forest (St. Lawrence County)
Brasher State Forest
Buckton State Forest
California Road State Forest
Cranberry Lake Wild Forest
Cranberry Lake Wild Forest
Deer River State Forest
Degrasse State Forest
Downersville State Forest
Fire-Fall State Forest
Fish Creek WMA
FIve Ponds Wilderness
Fort Jackson State Forest
Frank E. Jadwin State Forest
Grantville State Forest
Grasse River Wild Forest
Greenwood Creek State Forest
Hickory Lake State Forest
High Flats State Forest
Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Knapp Station State Forest
Lost Nation State Forest
Madawaska Flow
North Country State Forests
Onjebonge State Forest
Pleasant Lake State Forest
Raquette River Wild Forest
Raymondville State Forest
Robert Moses State Park (Massena)
Round Lake Wilderness
Silver Hill State Forest
Sodom State Forest
Southville State Forest
Stammer Creek State Forest
Star Lake
Taylor Creek State Forest
Toothaker Creek State Forest
Trout Lake State Forest
Upper and Lower Lakes WMA
Watsons East Triangle Wild Forest
Whippoorwill Corners State Forest
Whiskey Flats State Forest
White Hill Wild Forest
Wolf Lake State Forest
Yellow Lake State Forest

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Map: Round Lake

Map: Round Lake

Round Lake is a popular lake near Little Tupper Lake off of Sabbist Road in the Round Lake Wilderness, which was created in 2007. Home to several campsites, and good paddling without the cross winds of Little Tupper Lake, it offers paddling from an easy pull-off on Sabbist Road.

Map: Coney Mountain Trail

Map: Coney Mountain Trail

Located mostly on the southern shores of Tupper Lake, Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest is popular for those adventurers looking to escape the crowds of Tupper Lake. There are six primitive camping spots available along Horseshoe Lake, with a few others away from the lake. The wild forest also has access of Lows Lake & Hitchins Pond Primitive Area for those looking to explore the area. The Bog River is a very popular destination, however the most popular hiking destination is the fire tower on Mount Arab.

http://www.cnyhiking.com/HorseshoeLakeWildForest.htm

Map: Wolf Creek Road

Map: Wolf Creek Road

The Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit is located on the western edge of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the towns of Croghan, Diana, and Watson in Lewis County and the town of Webb in Herkimer County. The Unit consists of 13,229 acres of State Forest Preserve lands, and is bounded on the west by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the east by the Five Ponds and Pepperbox Wilderness Areas, on the north by the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest and on the south by the Beaver River.

Map: Keck Trail

Map: Keck Trail

The Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit is located on the western edge of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the towns of Croghan, Diana, and Watson in Lewis County and the town of Webb in Herkimer County. The Unit consists of 13,229 acres of State Forest Preserve lands, and is bounded on the west by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the east by the Five Ponds and Pepperbox Wilderness Areas, on the north by the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest and on the south by the Beaver River.

Map: Silver Hill State Forest

Map: Silver Hill State Forest

Silver Hill State Forest is composed of 783 acres located in the town of Russell in southwestern St. Lawrence County.

Recreation

There are currently no developed trails on this state forest. The property does provide large undeveloped areas well suited for hunting, hiking, and nature viewing.

Camping - There are two designated campsites located on the Silver Hill and McCarthy Roads. Backcountry camping is allowed. Camping for more than three nights or in a group of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger. Camping is prohibited at any location within 150 feet from water, roads or trails, unless specifically marked as a campsite.

Hunting and trapping are permitted on the property in accordance with all game regulations, unless otherwise posted. Fishing is allowed on Plum Brook.

Geo-caching is allowed although caches must be marked with the owner's contact information and may not be placed in dangerous or ecologically sensitive locations.

Field Notes

The topography is variable with upland areas supporting a mixture of northern hardwood, hemlock, and white pine forests. Pine and spruce plantations were established on what were formerly farm fields and pastures. Flatter ground supports open wetlands and shrub swamps, which gradually transition to swamp hardwoods and white cedar in seasonal flooded areas.

Beautiful Plumb Brook flows through the center of this state forest. It provides many scenic waterfalls, pools, and riffle areas which are well suited for both fishing and nature photography.
A river running through Silver Hill State Forest.
Driving Directions

This forest can be accessed from the Cook, Curtis, Lawrence, McCarthy, and Silver Hill Roads in the town of Russell.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/86564.html

Map: Sand Lake to Bear Pond Road

Map: Sand Lake to Bear Pond Road

The Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit is located on the western edge of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the towns of Croghan, Diana, and Watson in Lewis County and the town of Webb in Herkimer County. The Unit consists of 13,229 acres of State Forest Preserve lands, and is bounded on the west by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the east by the Five Ponds and Pepperbox Wilderness Areas, on the north by the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest and on the south by the Beaver River.

Map: California Road State Forest

Map: California Road State Forest

The 1,410-acre California Road State Forest's topography is very hilly with thin soils and rocky exposed ridge tops predominating. Better quality upland sites support a mixture of northern hardwood, hemlock, and white pine forests. Lower quality upland sites are dominated by red oak, eastern hophornbeam, hickories, and other species adapted to droughty and nutrient poor soils. Pine and spruce plantations were established on what were formerly farm fields and pastures. Flatter ground supports open wetlands and shrub swamps, which gradually transition to swamp hardwoods in seasonal flooded areas.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/82768.html