Live Off the Grid, Connect with Nature: 7.5 Acre Catskills Oasis with State Land Access

What a great site! Perfect size parcel at 7.5 acres, it is big enough to enjoy your privacy and still manageable.   And with CRYSTAL LAKE WILD FOREST is directly across your rural country road, you’ll have an additional 500 acres of State Land to explore and enjoy.  Hiking, biking, camping, hunting, boating, and just about any other outdoor activity is allowable in this year-round primitive area.  Crystal Lake itself is a 32 acre man-made lake for boating (non-powered only) and fishing.

Here is a link to the NY State website for Crystal Lake Wild Forest.

This parcel is almost exactly 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge (2 hours and 3 minutes according to Google Maps).  This parcel lies in the high country of the Sullivan Catskills in the town of Fremont.


That is just a fraction of great places to go within 20 minutes.  There are also Alpaca farms, horseback riding, fly fishing, several breweries, an Apple Cidery – Seminary Hill, which is AWESOME! and much, much more.  A little farther out – 45 minutes to an hour drive – are Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Kartrite Resort and Waterpark, Resorts World Casino, and so much more.  This really is the place to be in the Catskills.




NOTE: In the video I say the property slopes up about 160′ from street to back which is wrong.  It slopes up from 1560′ at the lowest corner by the street to 1650′ at the opposite rear corner so the total slope is only 90′ or so.  You can see this on the map if you turn on Contour Lines.

Not sure if now is the right time to buy in this area?  Check out the Zillow Home Values Index for this zip code 12776:

  • Access & Roads:
    • Paved County Road
    • Approx 350′ (road frontage) x 875′ deep
  • Buildable
  • Perc test passed
  • Slope: 90′ from street to rear
  • Taxes:
    • Property: $503.61
    • School: $565.52
  • Water Features: None
  • Wetlands: None
  • Utilities:
    • Electric service on street
    • Sewer: None (septic required)
    • Water: None (well required)
  • Zoning: A1.

APN: 483200 16.-1-12.7

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein has been obtained through sources deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed as to its accuracy. Buyer to verify and perform their own due diligence. The buyer is responsible for verifying all information with the County as to what can and can’t be done with the property and to obtain the proper permits if needed. The buyer will also need to confirm the availability of any utilities needed or serviced on the property. The seller makes no warranties or representations about the land, its condition, or what can be built on the property.


Only One hour and 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge!

Nestled beside the majestic Roosa Gap State Forest and Shawangunk Ridge State Forest, you won’t believe this buildable 8.8-acre parcel that beckons with unparalleled access to thousands of acres of State Recreational land. Build an amazing home on top of the mountains with views to eternity!  (with a bit of tree clearing first, of course).  Embark on a journey of outdoor bliss—hiking, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, horseback riding—endless adventures await!

Situated near the mountain’s summit, the lot offers breathtaking views with strategic tree clearing. Its gentle slope ensures accessibility without compromising the awe-inspiring scenery and views. Yet, the George Washington Bridge is just an hour and a half away.

Centrally located between Sullivan and Ulster counties, this property seamlessly connects you to all the wonders of the Catskills.

Explore the Nearby Wonders:

  • 11 minutes to Ellenville and highway 209
  • 13 minutes to Pine Bush
  • 30 minutes to Resorts World Catskills
  • 30 minutes to Rondout Reservoir
  • 35 minutes to Stone Ridge
  • 40 minutes to Marbletown
  • 45 minutes to Bethel Woods
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to Hunter Mountain

Indulge in the Region’s Wine Trails: Discover the Shawangunk Wine Trail, Hudson Valley Wine Trail, Walkabout Wine Trail, and Orchard Trail—your passport to wineries, cideries, and distilleries in Ulster and Columbia counties. Cheers to endless enjoyment!

Envision Your Lifestyle: Imagine waking up to nature’s symphony, surrounded by towering trees and lush foliage. Build your dream home or secluded getaway, a haven for relaxation. Explore interconnected trails in Roosa Gap and Shawangunk State Forests, uncovering waterfalls, vistas, and diverse wildlife. Whether hiking, biking, fishing, or simply soaking in peace, this is your connection to something bigger.

Act Now – Your Slice of America Awaits! Secluded, private, and affordable—this 8.8-acre woodland paradise is ready for your dreams. Electric service at the street ensures convenience. The winter lull brings a cash-discount, as-is price. Spring will bring improvements, increasing the value considerably. Don’t miss this rare opportunity—schedule a viewing today!. 

Not sure if now is the right time to buy in this area?  Check out the Zillow Home Values Index for this zip code 12566:

Key Features:

  • 8.8 acres of pristine woodland
  • Connects to Roosa Gap and Shawangunk State Forests
  • Secluded and private, ideal for peaceful escapes
  • Electric service available at the street
  • Affordable price for your weekend getaway
  • Owner Finance balance with 50% down
  • Access: Via a deeded Right of Way 50′ wide by approximately 400′ long (less than 1/10th mile)
  • Buildable: Yes, with engineering that shows placement of a home for proper setbacks, septic and well.
  • Slope: Slopes up toward rear of property
  • Water Features: None
  • Wetlands: None
  • Utilities:
    • Electric service on street
    • Sewer: None (septic required)
    • Water: None (well required)
  • Zoning: BR (Burlingham Residential)

Contact us now to start living your outdoor dream!

APN: 484089 4.-1-32.3


Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify and perform due diligence. The buyer is responsible for permits and utility verification. Seller makes no warranties about the land or its condition.