About the Park:
Located in Orange County, New York, Sterling Forest State Park comprises nearly 22,000 pristine acres including numerous lakes, streams and miles of hiking trails. The Park is also the home of significant historic sites relating to the mining of iron ore and production of iron products from colonial days up through the early years of the 20th century.
If you have an interest in hiking, fishing, hunting, birding or American history, Sterling Forest State Park is the place for you.
Visit the Park:
From the North via the N.Y.S. Thruway (I-87):
Take I-87 south to exit #16 (Harriman) and then take the first exit, exit #131, just past the tollbooths. At traffic light at top of ramp turn left onto Rt. 17 South. Proceed 7.25 miles and take a right ramp at traffic light to Rt. 17A. At top of ramp and stop sign turn right. Follow Rt. 17A west 1.4 miles and turn left onto Long Meadow Road (County Rt. 84). Proceed 3.5 miles and turn right onto Old Forge Rd. The Visitor Center will be on your right.
From the South via I-287 and the N.Y.S. Thruway (I-87): Take I-287 north to I-87 north Exit 15A (Sloatsburg/Suffern). At traffic light (end of ramp) turn left onto Rt. 17 north. Proceed 1 mile to ramp on right for County
Rt. 72, which is also labeled for Ringwood, Sterling Forest, and W. Milford. Follow County Rt. 72 west 2.9 miles. At the first traffic light turn right onto County Route 84 (Long Meadow Rd.) Go 3.4 miles and turn left onto Old Forge Rd. The Visitor Center will be on your left.
The U.S. Senator Frank L. Lautenberg Visitor Center
116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987
Phone : 845-351-5907
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., daily
The Visitor Center at Sterling Forest State Park showcases historical artifacts and sites relating to area history, as well as flora and fauna found in the Park. The center also houses a small theater, a meeting room, a gift shop and restroom facilities.
Our regularly scheduled events and lectures are based here unless otherwise noted.