- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- Location: Town of Webb, Herkimer County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 5H and 6J
- Maps: Fulton Chain Wild Forest (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 16,028-acre Fulton Chain Wild Forest is located along its namesake, the Fulton Chain of Lakes, in the western Adirondack Mountains. Its proximity to the communities of Old Forge, Eagle Bay and Inlet make this part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve very accessible to visitors and year-round residents alike. Although not as remote as other parts of the Adirondacks, the Fulton Chain Wild Forest has many natural and man-made features which make it perfect for various recreational activities.
The abundant water resources on and adjacent to this area include the Fulton Chain of Lakes, Moss Lake and more remote waters like Twitchell Lake. Elevations within the unit range from 1,700 feet to 2,500 feet; the highest relief can be found on the ridge line in the southern part of this unit along Fourth Lake and the NYS Route 28 corridor. Impressive rock faces are found on Bald, Onondaga and Slide-off Mountains as well as to the northwest of Moss Lake. The rest of the terrain can be best characterized by a series of rolling woodlands and rocky hills intersected by many streams, wetlands and beaver meadows in the lower lying areas.