Park Contact Information - Catskill Trails Map Set

The following is a list of contacts for the parkland and other protected lands shown on the Catskill Trails map set:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

State lands in the Catskills are administered by the New York State DEC.  For more information, contact the local DEC office:

DEC Region 3 (Ulster & Sullivan Counties)
21 South Putt Corners, New Paltz, NY 12561; (845) 246-3000;

DEC Region 4 (Delaware, Greene & Schoharie Counties)
65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167; (607) 652-7365;

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)

The New York City DEP manages land acquired by the City of New York to protect the watershed of its water supply.  Over 13,000 acres of this land was recently opened up for recreational use, including hiking, fishing and hunting.  Certain lands referred to as "Public Access Areas" (which generally are adjacent to state lands) can be used by the public without a special permit, while other lands require a permit for access.  To obtain a permit, visit this page on the NYCDEP website.  There are no marked hiking trails on the NYCDEP lands shown on this map set, but old woods roads and other informal paths exist on some lands.  For more information, including additional rules and regulations, detailed maps of the recreation areas and permitted uses for each area, contact the DEP Customer Service Center:
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 13th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373; (212) 639-9675;


Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC)

The 558-mile-long Finger Lakes Trail extends from the Long Path near Slide Mountain in the Catskill Forest Preserve to Alleghany State Park in southwestern New York.  It is maintained by the Finger Lakes Trail Conference - a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and protect a continuous footpath across New York State.  The 55-mile section of the Finger Lakes Trail in the Catskills is marked on the maps with its distinctive logo.  For more information, or to purchase detailed maps or GPS track/waypoint data for the entire Finger Lakes Trail, contact the Finger Lakes Trail Conference:
6111 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY 14510; 585-658-9320;

Open Space Conservancy/Open Space Institute (OSC/OSI)

The Open Space Conservancy (OSC) is the land-holding affiliate of the Open Space Institute (OSI), which acquires lands for recreational access and public enjoyment and conveys them to public entities.  OSI and OSC have been involved with land acquisition in the Catskills for over 40 years and have helped protect more than 20,000 acres of land in the region.  The purchase of the 5,405-acre Lundy Estate by OSC has created a protected corridor between the Catskills and the Shawangunk Ridge.  This parcel has been conveyed to the State of New York and is now the Vernooy Kill State Forest.  OSC also owns several small parcels in the Catskills.  For mor information, contact the Open Space Institute:
1350 Broadway, Room 201, New York, NY 10018; (212) 290-8200;

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns a 590-acre parcel on Balsam Mountain which is traversed by two marked trails and inclues the summit of one of the 3,500-foot peaks.  TNC intends to convey this parcel to New York State to become part of the Catskill Forest Preserve.  For more information, contact The Nature Conservancy:
195 New Karner Road, Suite 201, Albany, NY 12205; (518) 690-7878;

The Trust for Public Land (TPL)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has acquired several environmentally-sensitive parcels in the Catskills, including 610 acres of forested land on Plateau and Sugarloaf Mountains, and has worked with other organizations to acquire many other important lands in the Catskills.  For more information, contact the Trust for Public Land:
666 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10012; (212) 677-7171;

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD)

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) works closely with organizations and communities in the Catskills to conserve the region's natural resources.  The CCCD has helped to protect over 18,000 acres of land in the Catskills, including over 3,500 acres in the Beaverkill headwaters and important parcels in Kaaterskill Clove.  It manages the Platte Clove Preserve, which includes a portion of the Long Path.  For more information, contact the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development:
PO Box 504, Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406; (854) 586-2611;


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