- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Pinckney and Denmark, Lewis County; Town of Rutland, Jefferson County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 6K
- Map: Pinckney State Forest Map (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
This 2,091-acre state forest is named for its location in the town of Pinckney and for the main forest access road that passes east to west through the area and bears the same name. Positioned on the Tug Hill Plateau, this forest embodies all of the characteristics of this territory, including poor and shallow soils, short growing seasons, and harsh winters. Accordingly, the mixture of softwood plantations and natural hardwood and spruce/fir stands leave much to be desired in productivity and quality.