- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Town of Stockholm, St. Lawrence County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 6C
- Map: Buckton State Forest Map (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The topography of this 1,092-acre state forest is very flat with extensive wetlands spread throughout the area. The wettest areas are dominated by open wetlands and shrub swamps, which gradually transition to swamp hardwoods and white cedar in seasonal flooded areas. Drier upland sites support northern hardwood and white pine forests.
Much of the area is former agricultural land which has reverted to forest. Open fields were planted with a variety of species including red, Scotch, and eastern white pines. Less common species that were used include white cedar and an experimental planting of western white pine. A total of over 182,000 trees were planted on 237 acres of this state forest between 1953 and 1966. This forest consists of 7 separate parcels which were purchased between 1950 and 1964 for the purposes of reforestation, wildlife management, timber production, recreation, and watershed protection.