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Map uploaded on November 14, 2017.

Crystal Lake Wild Forest is 497 acres, and includes a 32-acre man-made lake, seeps and streams, wetlands and an old beaver pond. The lake shore and surrounding moist woodland provide habitats for trilliums, wild leeks, Jack-in-the-pulpits and Dutchmens britches. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills (highest elevation 1,980 feet), quite steep along its eastern shore. This wild forest is in the Town of Fremont in Sullivan County. It is a "detached parcel" located outside of the Catskill Park.

Passive recreation - hiking, boating (no gasoline motors), and hunting for small game, deer, and turkey - is compatible with area rules. The lake, which DEC manages for brook trout, is very popular for fishing. There is a boat launching area for car top or trailored boats.

A 1.3 mile yellow-marked foot trail circles the lake.

Camping is allowed at three locations within 150 feet of the lakeshore. No permits for groups of 10 or more will be issued for designated lake shore campsites. No temporary camping permits will be issued to individual under 18 years of age. There are also seven other campsites available away from the water.

More info from the DEC: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/79594.html

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