- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Norfolk and Stockholm, St. Lawrence County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 6A
- Map: Lost Nation State Forest Map (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 1,907-acre Lost Nation State Forest consists of 20 separate parcels which were purchased between 1933 and 2001. Many of the properties purchased by the state in the 1930s and early 1940s were exhausted farmland with little tree cover. The first priorities after the establishment of a state forest were to reforest the land, prevent soil erosion and minimize the threat of wildfires.
The topography of Lost Nation State Forest is very flat with extensive wetlands spread throughout the area. The wettest areas are dominated by open wetlands and shrub swamps, which gradually transition to swamp hardwoods and white cedar in seasonal flooded areas. Drier upland sites support northern hardwood and white pine forests.