Neversink Unique Area
The 6,580-acre Neversink Unique Area is adjacent to the Lost Lake Resort Community and features a spectacular gorge and two major waterfalls, Denton Falls and High Falls. The Nature Conservancy designated the Neversink River as one of the 75 “Last Great Places” throughout the United States, Latin America, and the Pacific. This unique area is a great destination for hiking and fishing.
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Three marked hiking trails totaling more than 11 miles traverse the area. Before going into the field on these trails, it is strongly recommended that you obtain original clear copies of the “Hartwood” (for the western half) and the “Yankee Lake” (eastern half0 US Geological Survey topographic quadrangles.
- Bush Kill Road Trailhead provides hiking access to the Neversink River on the RED marked trail. From the parking lot the river is about 3 miles;
- Katrina Falls Trailhead provides access to the Mullet Brook loop about 5 miles on the BLUE marked trail. Also accessible from this point is the trail to High Falls; about 3 miles on the BLUE marked trail;
- Wolf Brook Trailhead can also be used to access the Mullet Brook Loop and High Falls Trail;
The Neversink River offers whitewater paddling through the gorge. There are two major drops at the waterfalls.
Considered the birthplace of American dry-fly fishing, the Neversink River Unique Area offers world class trout fishing opportunities. Brown trout, brook trout, and smallmouth bass are all common in the Neversink River.
The Southeastern NY Fishing website provides information on fishing in the area and links to top fishing waters, stocking lists, public fishing access and waters open to ice fishing, listed by county.
Hunting & Trapping
Hunting and trapping are allowed in the Neversink River Unique Area during appropriate seasons. Hunting, fishing, and trapping are traditional uses which are encouraged on New York State Forest land. The eastern wild turkey is hunted in spring and fall. Furbearers, including beaver, fisher, and coyote are harvested annually.