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Hiking in Steuben County
New York State Lands
The 3446 acre Birdseye Hollow State Forest is located two miles north of the village of Savona. This forest is located in the towns of Bradford, Bath, Urbana, and Wayne, in Steuben County.
There are several developed recreation sites located in this state forest.
Sanford Lake has a six unit campground located on Sanford Lake, in the town of Bath. Picnic tables, fire rings, and delineated sites are provided. Portable sanitary facilities are provided during the summer recreation season. This is a carry in-carry out facility as no garbage pick up is provided. Use of the campground during the summer recreation season requires a free permit that you can obtain from the Bath NYSDEC office. Permits are not available on-site.
A boat launch for Sanford Lake is adjacent to the campground. Use of the lake by powered watercraft is limited to watercraft powered by electric trolling motors.
Birdseye Hollow Park is a day use area with tables, playground equipment and a picnic pavilion. Hiking trails are located in the day use area including the Finger Lakes Trail / North Country Trail. Portable sanitary facilities are provided during the summer recreation season. No trash pick up is provided. This is a carry in-carry out facility. It is located adjacent to Birdseye Hollow Pond. This area is managed cooperatively with Steuben County Department of Public Works.
The Finger Lakes Trail / North Country Trail provides good access to the interior of the forest. Kris's Trail is a major snowmobile corridor trail. Town and county roads provide mountain biking opportunities.
To gain access to this state forest from Savona, proceed northerly on NY 226. The forest may be accessed from a variety of town and county side roads to the west of NY 226.
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