- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Birdsall and West Almond, Allegany County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9P
- Map: Jersey Hill State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Jersey Hill State Forest totals 1,088 acres. This area provides opportunities for outdoor recreational activities like hiking, snowmobiling, camping and hunting.
The forest provides various habitats for many wildlife species including deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey. It is also a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry, which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers.
In the 1930s, Jersey Hill 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 Great 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. A fire tower and observer's cabin were built on a hill in this area to aid in the early detection of any forest fires that might threaten the reforestation projects on recently acquired abandoned farm lands, but they were removed after closing.