- 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: Karr Valley Creek State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Karr Valley Creek State Forest totals 1,917 acres. This area provides opportunities for outdoor recreational activities like hiking, snowmobiling, camping 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.
In the 1930s, Karr Valley Creek State Forest was the site of many work projects carried out by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). DEC's West Almond Maintenance Center on County Route 2A was the site of one of the CCC camps. The CCC, established by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, provided employment opportunities for young men during the Depression. CCC projects included the building roads and planting thousands of pine and spruce trees in the open areas on the property.