- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Ava and Lee, Oneida County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 6K
- Map: Point Rock State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Point Rock State Forest encompasses 1,202 acres of land along the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau. The majority of the land that makes up Point Rock State Forest was purchased by New York State during the 1930s and 1940s. One piece was acquired in the 1990s. The state land is used for water quality protection, recreation, wildlife habitat and timber production.
Point Rock is comprised of natural hardwoods and natural hardwood-hemlock stands, as well as, plantations and wetlands. The main species in the natural stands are red maple, black cherry, sugar maple, hemlock and red spruce. Most of the plantations were established in the 1940s and can still be seen today. Species in these areas include red pine, white pine, Scotch pine and spruce.