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Waneta Lamoka WMA Region 8 Map

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History and Features:

The Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Area is located in the Town of Tyrone in Schuyler County. As its name implies, this tract of land lies between Waneta and Lamoka Lakes, two of New York's smaller Finger Lakes. The area is administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Fish and Wildlife to provide habitat for native and migratory wildlife and to provide for compatible public recreational uses of these natural resources.

The area consists of 165 acres of marsh and open water that provides habitat for waterfowl, furbearers, songbirds, fish, and wetland-dependent wildlife. The area is easily accessed from County Road 23, approximately seven miles east of Hammondsport. A parking area and boat launch is provided for the convenience of area visitors, which also provides access to the two lakes where excellent fishing opportunities exist. The popular Sugar Hill State Forest and Watkins Glen State Park are located nearby.

Permitted uses include wildlife observation, nature study, canoeing, hunting, trapping, fishing, photography, and other day-use activities. Camping, off-road vehicles, swimming, placement of permanent blinds, removal of vegetation, and littering, are prohibited. Please respect the rights of the neighbors and other users while visiting the area.

Waneta-Lamoka Facility Information
Activity Availability
Upland No
Wetland Yes
Hiking Trails* No
Nature Trails* No
Boat Access Yes
Parking Lot Yes
Viewing Tower No
Scenic Vistas No
Picnic Areas No
Restrooms No
Birdwatching Yes
Camping No
X-Country Skiing No
Snowshoeing No
Hunting Yes
Fishing Yes
Trapping Yes
Endangered Species No
Unusual Plants No

* A nature trail can be used as a hiking trail, a hiking trail differs from a nature trails in that a nature trail usually has printed information along the trails and often has a brochure