PLACES TO EXPLORE
Winona State Forest
Town of Lorraine, Jefferson County and Town of Boylston – Oswego County, NY
The 9,233-acre Winona State Forest is located on the boundary of southern Jefferson County. It is east of interstate #81, west of Little John Wildlife Management Area and is on the western edge of the Tug Hill Plateau.
This state forest offers many recreational opportunities including: hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, trapping, dog sledding, birdwatching and horseback riding. The unit contains 22.3 miles of cross-country ski trails, 8.7 miles of snowmobile trails (some designated New York State Snowmobile Corridor Trails), 9.9 miles of forest roads, and 3 parking lots.
To get to this forest, from interstate 81, take Mannsville exit 39, then take county route 90 east through Mannsville. About 2.75 miles out of Mannsville, county route 90 meets Dixon Road and turns to the right. This route bears left at the intersection with Wart Road and then right at Brown Road. The historical CCC camp is another mile down the road.
Winona State Forest has three plowed parking areas. Each parking lot has an informational kiosk and an accessible privy. The CCC parking is for access from the north at the junction of Bargy Road and Co. Route 90. Bargy Parking is at the junction of Bargy Road and Co. Rt. 13. Wart Road parking is at the junction of Center Road and Wart Road.
315-376-3521 – (NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville Office)