- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Belfast and Friendship, Allegany County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9W
- Map: Coyle Hill State Forest Map (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 2,343-acre Coyle Hill State Forest provides opportunities for outdoor recreational activities including hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, horseback riding, and hunting.
The forest is a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry, which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers. It also provides various habitats for many wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.
In the 1930s, Coyle Hill State Forest was the site of many work projects carried out by the Civilian Conservation Corps or 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 open areas of the property.