California Hill State Forest

California Hill State Forest

Wawayanda Lake - Photo by Daniel Chazin Wawayanda Lake - Photo by Daniel Chazin
41.437291, -73.782878

Bring your compass and/or GPS skills to this undeveloped land with a few rudimentary trails. At the end of Waywayanda Court there is a launch for cartop boats onto shallow, marshy Waywayanda Lake.

In 2004, New York State purchased a 617-acre parcel in Putnam County which contained most of the 90-acre Waywayanda Lake, and in 2007 it bought land that made the former Pudding Street, Gordon Road and California Hill Multiple Use Areas one contiguous open space. Today, these three areas have been combined to form the 980-acre California Hill State Forest, devoted to sustainable forest...

Park Acreage:

982.00 acres



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Contact Information

Web Link:

DEC, Lower Hudson Valley -- Region 3


(845) 256-3000



Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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Web Map: Trail map
Avenza App Map: East Hudson 103

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