OTHER STATE LANDS IN NEW YORK
New York also has many state forests, wildlife management areas, and other state-owned lands in addition to state parks. Camping is freely allowed in almost all state forests, as well as on most other lands administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
There are nearly 600,000 acres of state forest lands and over 400,000 acres of other lands. The tracts vary considerably in size. Obtaining information about the individual areas is often difficult, with brochures or other printed literature available for only a few. Hiking guidebooks provide limited information on a handful of units which have hiking trails.
For Further Information: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233; (518)457-2500. The most complete information regarding the lands is available by directly contacting the 16 regional offices of the D.E.C. Addresses and phone numbers of these offices may be obtained from the state headquarters above.