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Owego, New York

Explore Oakley Corners State Forest

Originally added by Jake Sells

Escape to the countryside to explore a hidden forest with two small lakes, dozens of trails, lake-side campsites, and awesome stocked fishing only the locals know about.

Off Hullsville Road, the main gravel parking area holds about 5-6 cars, but I've parked on side of the road many times. Fishermen and hunters tend to take the spots around dusk and dawn in the respective seasons. 

Hit the trails for some awesome mountain biking, bring a kayak and pole to try your luck fishing, camp lake-side listening to coyote howl throughout the night, or roast some marshmallows at a fire ring on the lake's edge. This is not a state park, rather a state forest, so it's free, but no public restrooms are on site. This is a local favorite that I spent weekends at growing up. Very peaceful, and well kept. Enjoy!

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Stand Up Paddle
Fitness
Survival
Canoeing
Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Skiing
Kayaking
Snowshoeing
Backpacking
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Gem

A beautiful plot of land. Great spot for an overnight! Great trip insight helped alot!

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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