Adirondack Park Agency

  • The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is a New York State government agency, consisting of 54 staff and an eleven-member board. In 1971 the APA was created by the State Legislature to develop long-range public and private land use plans for the largest park in the continental United States.

  • APA and DEC Announce Joint Public Comment Period for Proposed Management Guidance for Primitive Tent Sites

    Proposed Guidance Provides Best Management Practices for Design and Layout of Primitive Tent Sites on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park.

    Management Guidance on Primitive Tent Sites is available to view or download from the DEC website here.

    Public Comments Accepted Until January 22, 2018.

    Please See Press Release for more details and contact info.

  • Public Comment Period for Proposed Singletrack Bike Trails on the Adirondack Forest Preserve

    The APA and DEC are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed management guidance for the siting, construction and maintenance of single track bike trails on Adirondack Park Forest Preserve lands. Comments are welcome and accepted until September 29, 2017. Please address all written comments to Kathy Regan, NYS Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12997 or emailed to

    Management Guidance: Siting, Construction and Maintenance of Singletrack Bike Trails on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park

  • State Land Classification  

    2016 - 2017 Amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving the Classification and Reclassification of 54,418 acres of State Lands in the Adirondack Park which include the Boreas Ponds Tract, 32 Additional Classification Proposals, 12 Reclassification Proposals, and 56 Classifications involving map corrections.

    Download Classification Documents, Maps, Public Comments, and Presentations

  • Adirondack Park Agency 2016 Annual Report   
    2016 Annual Report

    Read the APA 2016 Annual Report

    See APA Division reports under Special News Items in the Press Room