- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Clymer and Harmony, Chautauqua County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9J
- Map: Brokenstraw State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 951-acre Brokenstraw State Forest provides opportunities for many outdoor recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and hunting. It also serves as a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry, which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers, and it provides various habitats for many wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.
In the 1930s Brokenstraw State Forest was the site of many work projects carried out by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC, established by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, provided employment opportunities for young men during the depression. CCC projects included the construction of roads and the planting of thousands of pine and spruce trees in the abandoned agricultural land on the property.