It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge Public Conservation Areas are located on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, who are the Indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.

This land is near the homelands of other Indigenous peoples and First Nations, including the Schaghticoke First Nations. Indigenous peoples continue efforts to reclaim and steward the land today. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

Click a link below to learn more about each Public Conservation Area!

    1. 1 Hand Hollow 
    2. 2 Ooms
    3. 3 Schor
    4. 4 Borden’s Pond
    5. 5 Siegel-Kline Kill
    6. 6 Harris
    7. 7 Greenport
    8. 8 High Falls
    9. 9 Drowned Lands Swamp
    10. 10 Overmountain

Click here to learn more about our Public Conservation Areas and rules for use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Public Conservation Areas open?

Yes, please read this message from CLC about using our sites.

What are the open hours for Public Conservation Areas?

Sites are open dawn to dusk every day- camping is prohibited.

Are hunting, fishing, and foraging allowed?

Fishing is allowed at certain sites with a permit. Click here to get your permit. Please contact for more information about hunting. In order to manage the site’s natural resources, we do not allow foraging.

Is swimming allowed at Public Conservation Areas?

Swimming is not permitted at any of our sites.

Does my dog need to be on a leash?

Yes please! Many of the sites are home to sensitive habitats and wildlife, and other visitors may be scared of your dog.

What amenities are located at Public Conservation Areas?

There are no restrooms or trash cans at the sites. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics by taking all your trash with you when you leave, and staying on trails.

I’d like to have a wedding/organize a group/do a commercial photoshoot at a Public Conservation Area, what should I do?

Please click here to obtain a permit.

Can I build a fire? Consume alcohol?

To keep our users safe, fire and alcohol consumption are not permitted.

Can I fly my drone at a Public Conservation Area?

If you would like to fly a drone at one of our Public Conservation Areas please email at least one week prior to the day you would like to fly and fill out this permit.

Thank you

Maintenance at our Public Conservation Areas has been supported by the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, Ellsworth Kelly and the Jack Shear Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, the Quailwood Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Hudson River Estuary Program, the Hudson River Greenway, the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, and the Wellspring Foundation. We use counters to gather data about trail use.  This helps us to better understand and manage our trails, and is very important when applying for grants and other funding.  To learn more about the TRAFx trail counters we use, please click here.