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Wanakena Ranger School, SUNY ESF

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3, near Star Lake in St. Lawrence County

North of Wanakena, the 2,800 acre James F. Dubuar Memorial Forest, owned and operated by the SUNY ESF Ranger School, is open to the public for various recreational pursuits.

Miles of well maintained roads and trails provide hiking, skiing, and biking opportunities along with views of some of the management practices used to protect the ecology and enhance the productivity of the forest. A popular self-guided drive-through forest tour, beginning and ending on Route 3, takes the viewer around the Ranger School forest. Three highlights are the Picnic Area & Former CCC Camp, Cathedral Rock, and the Fire Tower. Moores Trail, yellow, 2 miles, parallels the Wanakena Snowmobile Trail but follows a more scenic route adjacent to the Oswegatchie river. Canoeists sometimes use this trail as a carry between Inlet and Wanakena.

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Star Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Wanakena Ranger School, SUNY ESF website


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