The following regulation is codified within New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) under…
- Title 6, Department of Environmental Conservation
190.30 Otter Creek State Forest (Lewis Reforestation Area 34) and Sand Bay State Forest (Lewis Reforestation Area 42)
Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the following provisions apply to Otter Creek State Forest and Sand Bay State Forest:
(1) For the purposes of this section, Otter Creek State Forest means all those State lands lying and situated in the Town of Greig, Lewis County and being parts of Lots 56, 57, 78 and all of Lots 58, 59 and 60 as acquired from the Central New York Power Corporation under a deed on December 9, 1949; and all of Lot 41 as acquired from Wellington G. Snyder, Ivan Fenton and Ada Palmer under a deed recorded on July 1, 1959.
(2) For the purpose of this section, Sand Bay State Forest means all those State lands lying and situated in the Town of Diana, Lewis County, and being parts of lots 919 and 920 of Great Lot 4, as acquired from the United States of America through the Administrator of General Services by deed on August 19, 1964.
The following provisions apply to both Otter Creek State Forest and Sand Bay State Forests unless otherwise indicated.
(1) Camping must be at designated sites only.
(2) Camping must be limited to five consecutive nights except by permit during the northern zone big game hunting season.
(3) Camping is prohibited from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday until 11:00 a.m. Thursday except by permit at Otter Creek State Forest during the northern zone big game hunting season.
(4) Camping must be limited to six persons or to a single family group of the same household at each site.
(c) Day users must park at designated parking areas only.
(d) Fires are prohibited excepted for the purposes of warmth, cooking or smudge. Fires must be located in fire rings at the designated camping and day use sites.
(e) It is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages in glass containers or in containers with a capacity greater than seven gallons.
(f) Quiet must be observed between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
(g) Other general provisions of Part 190 relating to State Forests also apply to the Otter Creek State Forest and Sand Bay State Forests except wherein such provisions are inconsistent, then the provisions of this section apply.