- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Amity and Ward, Allegany County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9P
- Map: Plumbottom State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Plumbottom State Forest totals 1,666 acres. The forest provides opportunities for outdoor recreational activities like hiking, snowmobiling, camping, horseback riding, and hunting. It is also a source of raw material for New York's forest products industry, which provides employment and income for many New Yorkers, and provides habitat for wildlife species such as deer, rabbit, grouse and turkey.
In the 1930s, Plumbottom State Forest was the site of many work projects carried out by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Established by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the CCC provided employment opportunities for young men during the depression. CCC projects included construction of roads and planting of thousands of pine and spruce trees in open areas on the property.