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Fulton Chain Wild Forest

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, near Eagle Bay in Herkimer County

The Fulton Chain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County and contains approximately 15,140 acres.

Fulton Chain Wild Forest is located in Herkimer County, town of Webb, in the historic Township 8 of John Brown's Tract, in the old Macombs Purchase. It is divided into four main sections by three strips of privately owned lands, one of which includes lands near the Fulton Chain of Lakes. The unit is roughly bordered on the north by the Razorback Pond Outlet, the Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area and private lands adjacent to Silver and Twitchell Lakes; on the east by the Big Moose Road, Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area, private lands near Big Moose Lake and the Village of Eagle Bay; on the south by the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, the South Shore Road and private lands adjacent to the Fulton Chain of Lakes and on the west by private lands and the west boundary of Township 8.

The unit also includes DeCamp or Treasure Island, which comprises two small islands of Forest Preserve between the First and Second Lakes of the Fulton Chain. A permanent easement across private lands connects this wild forest to Razorback Pond and the Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area. This unit has high recreational potential due to its location within short driving distances from the populated Mohawk Valley. Uses include hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and sight-seeing, the latter drawing many visitors to the Rondaxe Mt. Fire Tower during the fall foliage season.

Closest Community:

Eagle Bay

Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:remote
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Fulton Chain Wild Forest website


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