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THE CATSKILL PARK: BY THE NUMBERS


*  The Catskill Park encompasses a checkerboard of

       *  705,500 acres (or 1,102 square miles)

            * 287,500 acres of public land owned and managed by New York State

            *  40,500 acres owned by New York City as watershed lands

            *  381,070 acres of privately owned land

*  Public forest lands are spread out over 4 counties

       * 154,200 acres in Ulster County

       *  79,200 acres in Greene County

       *  42,000 acres in Delaware County

       *  18,800 acres in Sullivan County

*  The Catskill Park is home to:  

       *  303 miles of hiking trails

       * 187 primitive campsites

       *  98 peaks over 3,000 feet

       *  80 miles of snowmobile trails

       *  60 miles of public fishing rights

       *  35 peaks above 3,500 feet     

       *  34 miles of horse trails

       *  33 lean-tos

       *  21 fishing access sites

       *  7 campgrounds (with 738 sites(

       *  5 fire towers

       *  4 reservoirs (for New York City)

       *  2 day-use areas

       *  2 railroads

       *  1 state-run ski facility

*  Provides approximatley 90% of New York City water

*  The Catskill Park is located approximately:

       *  64 miles from Albany

       *  110 miles from Binghamton

       *  120 miles from New York City

       *  150 miles from Hartford

       *  150 miles from Scranton

       *  160 miles from Syracuse

       *  198 miles from Philadelphia

       *  208 miles from Providence

       *  212 miles from Boston