Lost Nation State Forest

Centerville, NY
  • DEC Region 9 Almond Office: 585-466-3241


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Lost Nation State Forest covers a total of 1,344 acres. The forest is named after the fabled “Lost Nation,” a resident tribe of Native Americans who unexpectedly disappeared from the area without a trace. There are no designated trails but hiking is allowed throughout the property.

In the 1930’s, the Lost Nation Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, S-126, was located on this State Forest along Lost Nation Road. Other than a small concrete building foundation, an artesian well and the Norway spruce trees lining the road, little evidence of the camp remains. One of the camp buildings still exists, having been moved to private property on Vosburg Cross Road and known locally as “Sam’s Dance Hall.” (dec.ny.gov)

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