Texas Hollow State Forest (Schuyler Reforestation Area # 3) is located about 6 miles east of Watkins Glen, near the hamlet of Bennettsburg. It covers approximately 937 acres in the towns of Hector and Catharine in Schuyler County.
The Finger Lakes/North Country Trail (foot traffic only) passes through Texas Hollow State Forest. There is one pond constructed with a man-made dike, with a concrete control structures to discharge water. This pond can be accessed from Texas Hollow Rd with a short walk down an access road that is also the Finger Lakes Trail. In addition Texas Hollow State Forest has several naturally occurring ponds and bogs.
Hunting and trapping are permitted on the property in accordance with all game regulations, unless otherwise posted. Traps may not be set on public road right of ways. Body gripping traps set on land must be at least 100 feet from public trails. Permanent tree stands are prohibited. However, a tree stand or blind is allowed, provided that it does not injure any trees, is properly marked or tagged with the owner's name and address or valid hunting or fishing license number, and is placed and used during big game season, migratory game bird season, or turkey season, but no more than thirty days in one location per calendar year.
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.
As many of the plantations established by the CCC reach the end of their natural life (75-100 years of age), they are converting to natural hardwood stands.
Today, Texas Hollow and all state forests in New York are managed for multiple benefits to serve the needs of the people of New York. Sustainable management practices ensure a perpetual supply of timber, a diversity of wildlife habitats, compatible recreational opportunities and clean water.
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