- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Town of Birdsall, Allegany County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9P
- Map: Hiltonville State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Hiltonville State Forest totals 999 acres. This area provides opportunities for many outdoor recreational activities including hiking, snowmobiling, camping, fishing and hunting. The state forest is also a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers. It also provides habitats for many wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.
In the 1930s, Hiltonville 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 open areas on the property.