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Lean-to Caretaker: Catskills - V73
The Trail Conference is responsible for maintaining 28 backcountry lean-tos in the Catskill Park. These lean-tos provide shelter for hikers and campers and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for use.
Lean-to Caretakers adopt a single lean-to and work on the basic maintenance of the lean-to and the surrounding area. That work includes keeping the lean-to clean, performing basic maintainenace tasks to the structure, maintaining the side trails and overflow campsites and notifying the Lean-to Chair of any significant issues that require more work.
In the case of significant issues, our Catskills Lean-to Crew is able to rehabilitate, repair and reconstruct lean-tos. To date we have worked on a number of lean-tos, including the construction of the John Robb Lean-to on Hunter Mountain.
Lean-tos are located throughout the Catskill Park and are generally at least a few miles distant from a trailhead (and require hiking to reach).
If you are interested in adopting a lean-to for maintenance, please complete the information below. That information will be sent to our Lean-to Chair who will contact you with lean-tos that are available for adoption. We will work with you to find the lean-to that is right for your abilities and needs.
Lean-to Caretakers must be members of the Trail Conference.
Location:Catskill Forest Preserve
Program Area:Trail Work
Supervisor:Catskills Lean-to Supervisor
Location Type:On Trail