Wilkins-Campbell Forest

About the Property

This property does not have a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map. All Forest Society reservations are open to the public; however, those without detailed Reservation Guide information may be difficult to locate and access due to lack of signage and parking. Unless you are comfortable navigating in the woods without trails or directional signage, you may wish to consider exploring one of the recommended properties nearby or any of our Featured Properties, which typically offer parking and a more detailed map.

Fishing Guide

This is a lovely property with a long, fishable shoreline on Deering Lake. There is limited on-road parking at the gate, which is about a half-mile up Wolf Hill Road (get there via Old County Road). There are a few nice open spots at the end of the trail where fishing is easy.  Deering Lake is managed for bass and rainbow trout.  Waterside ‘grazing’ for wild blueberries in season is one of the side benefits of a visit to this property. Because of the limited parking, a good way to enjoy this property is to access it by canoe or kayak and use it as an ideal picnic spot. You’ll find the town boat launch alongside the dam at the southerly end of Deering Lake. There may be a small launching parking fee to use this site at some times of year.  Once your boat is in the water, paddle along the south shore toward the west.  You will come to a long section of undeveloped shoreline. Look for the Forest Society sign visible from the water.

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269 acres

Recreational Opportunities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Dog-walking
  • Fishing
  • Snowshoeing



  • No Motorized wheeled vehicles (ATVs, trucks, dirt bikes)
  • No Camping
  • No Fires
  • Carry in, Carry out all trash