Public Lands Overview

Show Only... Charts / Google Maps / Maps / Photos

Home
Topics
Places
State Land
Catskills
National Parks
Public Lands Overview

Questions? Need an updated map? Email me andy@andyarthur.org.

There are 66 back-country campsites currently digitized by the NYS DEC in the Catskill Forest Preserve. For use with your GPS, the latitude and longitude have been listed below, sorted by Forest Preserve unit. Additional campsites exist, and some have been heads-up digitized by myself on other maps found on this site, however due to in-exact location they have not been included on this list.

[Full Screen] [GPX/KMZ]

Forest Preserve Unit Campsite Office Location
Big Indian Wilderness Rider Hollow Campsite New Paltz, Region 3 42.10163,-74.51719
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.23919,-74.12405
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.23917,-74.12235
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.23964,-74.12338
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.23958,-74.12268
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.24121,-74.11467
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.24112,-74.11676
Colgate Lake Wild Forest Colgate Lake ADA Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.23938,-74.12045
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 1 New Paltz, Region 3 41.86922,-75.02342
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 10 New Paltz, Region 3 41.87308,-75.02943
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 11 New Paltz, Region 3 41.8759,-75.02821
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 3 New Paltz, Region 3 41.86903,-75.02405
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 4 New Paltz, Region 3 41.86889,-75.02458
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 5 New Paltz, Region 3 41.86931,-75.02463
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 6 New Paltz, Region 3 41.86955,-75.02504
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 7 New Paltz, Region 3 41.87026,-75.0262
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 8 New Paltz, Region 3 41.87044,-75.02649
Crystal Lake Wild Forest Crystal Lake Campsite 9 New Paltz, Region 3 41.87097,-75.02645
Delaware Wild Forest ADA Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 41.99649,-74.93796
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.01243,-74.82313
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.04316,-74.80916
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.04023,-74.80933
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 1 Stamford, Region 4 42.04385,-74.72643
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 10 Stamford, Region 4 42.04515,-74.72231
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 11 Stamford, Region 4 42.04597,-74.722
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 12 Stamford, Region 4 42.04995,-74.72074
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 13 Stamford, Region 4 42.04971,-74.72366
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 2 Stamford, Region 4 42.04377,-74.72538
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 3 Stamford, Region 4 42.04328,-74.72424
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 4 Stamford, Region 4 42.04206,-74.72564
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 5 Stamford, Region 4 42.0423,-74.72527
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 6 Stamford, Region 4 42.04145,-74.72518
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 8 Stamford, Region 4 42.04297,-74.72591
Delaware Wild Forest Campsite 9 ADA Stamford, Region 4 42.04334,-74.72598
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 41.99624,-74.94371
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 41.99585,-74.94107
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.00052,-74.94268
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.00623,-74.94263
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.01187,-74.94557
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 41.99636,-74.96218
Delaware Wild Forest Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 41.99457,-74.95989
Delaware Wild Forest Primitve Campsite Stamford, Region 4 41.99916,-74.95874
Diamond Notch Primitive Bicycle Corridor Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.16844,-74.25743
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Primitive Campsite 1 Stamford, Region 4 42.18875,-74.24009
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Primitive Campsite 2 Stamford, Region 4 42.18883,-74.23982
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Primitive Campsite 3 Stamford, Region 4 42.18856,-74.23974
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 1 Stamford, Region 4 42.09804,-74.08922
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 2 Stamford, Region 4 42.09688,-74.08913
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 3 Stamford, Region 4 42.096,-74.09069
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 4 Stamford, Region 4 42.09664,-74.0921
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 5 Stamford, Region 4 42.09727,-74.09231
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 6 Stamford, Region 4 42.09828,-74.09165
Indian Head Wilderness Campsite 7 Stamford, Region 4 42.0985,-74.09123
Indian Head Wilderness Primitive Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.13464,-74.16232
Indian Head Wilderness Primitive Campsite 1 Stamford, Region 4 42.13514,-74.16196
Sundown Wild Forest ADA Trailer Field Campsite New Paltz, Region 3 41.91688,-74.43558
Sundown Wild Forest ADA Trailer Field Campsite New Paltz, Region 3 41.91683,-74.43548
Sundown Wild Forest Kanape Brrok By Fer Field Campsite New Paltz, Region 3 41.93334,-74.32539
Sundown Wild Forest Trails End Campsite New Paltz, Region 3 41.884,-74.35998
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.27589,-74.10103
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.27605,-74.1011
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.27632,-74.09992
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.27064,-74.11374
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Campsite Stamford, Region 4 42.27042,-74.11397
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Elm Ridge 1 Stamford, Region 4 42.306,-74.17393
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness Elm Ridge 2 Stamford, Region 4 42.306,-74.17369

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It was founded June 15, 1934 which is 83 years ago today.

"Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail. An observation tower tops Clingmans Dome, the highest peak, offering scenic views of the mist-covered mountains."

Trump donates first-quarter salary to National Park Service

"President Trump will donate his first three months of salary to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday.

"The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary to a government entity," Spicer said at Monday's briefing.

Spicer handed a check for $78,333.32 for the National Park Service to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Spicer said the paycheck starts from Jan. 20, when Trump took office, until now."

Forest Preserve in NY – Classification by Acres

Protected by Article XIV of the New York State Constitution, the Forest Preserve is defined as public lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks within "forest preserve counties" as defined by the New York State Legislature. These lands are identified as [ECL 9-0101]"...lands owned or hereafter acquired by the state within the county of Clinton, except the towns of Altona and Dannemora, and the counties of Delaware, Essex, Franklin Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, Saint Lawrence, Warren, Washington, Greene, Ulster and Sullivan,..."

Forest Preserve lands are further broken down into categories based on their capacity to withstand use. These categories are defined in the 1987 (updated 2010) Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) and/or the 1985 (updated 2008) Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) depending on which Park(s) they are found in. These classifications are: Wilderness, Wild Forest, Canoe (Adirondacks only), Primitive (Adirondacks only), Primitive Bicycle Corridor (Catskills only), Intensive Use, Historic (Adirondacks only), State Administrative and Detached Forest Preserve.

More information on the state's Forest Preserve can be found here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/7811.html

800 percent increase coming in cost of senior passes to national parks

"To be clear, the current price – $10 for a lifetime of access to any and all national parks and federal lands – may be the best of all bargains available to America’s seniors. For less than the price of a pizza, you can gain admittance to every national park, from Acadia to Yosemite, from Denali to the Everglades, and every Glacier and Yellowstone in between, at any time, for the rest of your life."

"In all, the $10 pass gains seniors access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas."

"But last month, Congress raised the price of a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands senior pass to $80."

Google Maps: DEC Lean-tos Map – Updated February 2016

One of the most popular posts on my blog is a list of lean-tos in the state. The list has gotten about five years out of date, so I updated the map with the latest data I had gotten from the DEC, which was last exported in February 2016. Lean-tos are shown as balloons, color coded based on the forest unit they reside in.

http://andyarthur.org/maps-and-locations-of-lean-tos-maintained-by-dec.html