Plan Your Visit

Institutional members of Black Rock Forest  have use of the Forest’s resources and facilities for academic and research activities. If your institution is already a Consortium member, use our Online Reservation Portal (link below)to plan your visit. If you need assistance with the online reservation system, email Matt Munson or call him at 845-534-4517.  Instructions are available to help you with making a reservation.

***For the online reservation system, please use either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.***

***For downloading and viewing pdf documents from Online Reservation Portal, we recommend using Fox It or older versions of Adobe Reader.  Adobe Reader 11.0 does not display the pdf’s correctly.***

If your school, university, or research group is interested in applying for Consortium membership, please contact Susanne Vondrak in our office for additional information. For individuals, we do offer public events and programs throughout the year that do not require institutional membership. Simply sign up for our eNews on this website to receive invitations to public programs.

For Member Day Trips:

  • Educators need to complete Step 1 and Step 2 of the Bookings page.
  • Researchers need to complete Step 2 and the Researcher Activity form.

For Overnight Trips:

  • Educators need to complete Steps 1 and 2, and Overnight Lodging on the Bookings page.
  • Researchers need to complete Step 2, the Researcher Activity form, and Overnight Lodging

Arriving/Departure Timing

Due to Covid-19, policies have been changed on Arriving and Departing Groups.  We are no longer allowing over lapping groups, (i.e. we are not allowing groups to arrive on the same day a group is departing, to allow time to clean the building)Please be aware, that departing groups have until 2:00 pm to leave the Lodge so that the building can be cleaned.  (Departing groups do not need to leave the Forest by 2 pm, just out of building.  Groups can use the Center and Forest after 2 pm until they depart.)

Note:  Departing groups who wish to use the Lodge past 2 pm, may be charged an additional Cleaning fee.

Multiple Groups Using Lodge at same Time

The Forest Lodge has 10 rooms (5 on each wing) and can sleep up to 60 people (bunkbed style).  It is possible for multiple small groups to use the Lodge during the same time.  When multiple groups are using the Lodge during the same time, I will put each group into contact with each other to work-out a shared Lodge timing.  Also, the Center classrooms are available for extra space.   If smaller groups, don’t want the possibility of sharing the Lodge space, they have the option to reserve the entire Lodge if they would like too.

Access to our online reservations portal.