Home » Places Dobbins Memorial State Forest Dobbins Memorial Forest is a New York State Forest. It was a forest that was started in the 1930’s when Franklin D. Roosevelt sent the CCC to plant thousands of trees. Harry Dobbins was a forester that had a part in purchasing many NYS Forests. There are many different recreational activities that you could do. Some of the activities that you could do are hiking, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and horse riding. In Dobbins Memorial Forest there is a spot for geo-cashing. Located at 42⁰ 17’ 122”N, 78⁰ 46’ 980”W the geologic situation of Dobbins Memorial Forest is unique and a little obscure. It’s located between Linlyco Lake, which was affected by glaciers and Little Rock City which was left unglaciated. When driving through the many valleys surrounding Dobbins you will notice their large U-shaped structures. There is not any bedrock visible in the forest but there is a layer of soil that covers the till and bedrock. The till that is covering the bed rock was deposited by a glacier that was sitting still making the hill a moraine. Soil is on top so you can’t see the till or bedrock. Dobbins may be just like Little Rock City, where the area wasn’t touched by glaciers or it may be made of glacial till. It is difficult to tell due to the thick soil cover. Dobbins Memorial Forest is an interesting place to explore with many hidden geological secrets. See what you can find today! Map Check out Our Map! Note, there are two points: one for parking, one is in the thick of the forest. View the map at http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=368353 Directions From Interstate 90 (Buffalo) Slight right onto US-219 S (signs for Orchard Park/Springville) (28.4 mi) Turn right onto US-219 S/Peters Rd (0.3 mi) Turn left onto US-219 S (13.7 mi) Turn right onto NY-242 W/US-219 S Continue to follow NY-242 W (3.8 mi) Turn right onto Co Rd 15/Dublin Rd (2.5 mi) Turn right onto Bedient Hill Rd Parking area will be on left From Interstate 86 (Erie) Take exit 16 toward Randolph/Gowanda (0.2 mi) Turn left onto W Main St (2.7 mi) Continue onto NY-394 E/Hall St Continue to follow NY-394 E (0.6 mi) Turn left onto NY-242 E (9.5 mi) Turn left onto Erie St (0.4 mi) Turn right onto N 9th St (0.4 mi) Continue onto Co Rd 14/Kahler Hill Rd Continue to follow Kahler Hill Rd (0.6 mi) Slight right to stay on Kahler Hill Rd (1.7 mi) Turn right onto Bedient Hill Rd Parking area is a quick right From Interstate 86 (Elmira) Take exit 20 to merge onto NY-417 E toward NY-353 (1.0 mi) Turn left onto NY-353 N/Center St Continue to follow NY-353 N (5.8 mi) Turn right toward NY-242 E (0.2 mi) Turn right onto NY-242 E (1.0 mi) Slight left onto Co Rd 15/Dublin Rd (1.4 mi) Continue onto Bedient Hill Rd Parking area will be on left GPS Coordinates 42⁰ 17’ 11” N 78⁰ 46’ 58” W Information compiled by Drew Hill and Logan Martin 5/31/2012 for the Cattaraugus County Geology Trail Pictures Where Dobbins Memorial Forest is located in Cattaraugus County This feature is a place right next to the entrance for seating and gatherings. Dobbins Memorial Forest was once a place that was used by local farmers for crops and feed for their cattle before the CCC planted the forest. Dobbins Memorial State Forest NY United States 42° 17' 11.0004" N, 78° 46' 58.0008" W General Information Wheelchair Accessible: Unknown Parking: Yes RV Parking: Unknown Bus Parking: Unknown Pets Allowed: Yes Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown Internet Access: Unknown Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown Playground: Unknown Indoor Pool: Unknown Outdoor Pool: Unknown Swimming: Boat Launch or Dock: Fishing Access: Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown Hiking Trail Access: Unknown Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown Please note Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect Dobbins Memorial State Forest is categorized in Autumn Spring Summer Winter Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Mountain Biking Snowmobiling Snowshoeing State Forest New Albion Printer-friendly version Email this page Travel Guide It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!! View the visitor's guide online or request that the Enchanted Mountains guide be snail mailed to you for FREE! Related Events Cancelled- Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze" Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"