Sandisfield State Forest
|Sandisfield State Forest|
|Massachusetts State Forest|
|Elevation||1,673 ft (510 m) |
|Area||4,190 acres (1,696 ha) |
|Management||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website: Sandisfield State Forest|
Sandisfield State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest filled with rolling hardwood forests in the town of Sandisfield. It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. A highlight of the forest is York Lake, which was created from swampy ground by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.
Activities and amenities
- Lakes: The shallow, 35-acre (14 ha), man-made York Lake offers a 300-foot (91 m) swimming beach, fishing, non-motorized boating, boat ramp, picnic grounds, and restrooms. The lake is stocked with trout three times each year. West and Abby lakes also have fishing.
- Trails: Trails available for hiking and cross-country skiing include the 2.2-mile (3.5 km) York Lake Loop Trail.
- The forest offers seasonal hunting. Black bears might also be seen within the park.
- "Sandisfield State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "York Lake Loop Trail" (PDF). MassParks: Sandisfield State Forest. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
- "Sandisfield State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "Sandisfield State Forest". The BerkshireWeb. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- Sandisfield State Forest Department of Conservation and Recreation