The area is a popular destination for hunting both small game and big game. Please be sure to abide by all applicable game laws.
Hiking The Finger Lakes Trail / North Country National Scenic Trail passes through the extreme eastern end of Gas Springs State Forest. This trail can also be used for snowshoeing and skiing, but keep in mind that some of the terrain can be challenging for these activities. Gas Springs State Forest (Allegany Reforestation Area #10) is located in the Towns of Almond, Birdsall and Burns in Allegany County. The forest gets its name from the natural gas springs that occur in the area. Gas Springs State Forest covers a total of 2,263 acres and is bordered by both Klipnocky State Forest and Slader Creek State Forest.