Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area
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- Location: Richmond, Ontario County
- Dates of Operation: Year-round
- Fee: None
- Contact: DEC Region 8 (Avon) 585-226-2466
- Maps: Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area Map (PDF) (1.7MB) || Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area Map
- Interactive Maps: Google Earth || State Lands Interactive Mapper
Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) The primary purposes of the Honeoye Creek WMA is for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This WMA is a 717 acre parcel purchased in 1988 with funds from the 1986 Environmental Quality Bond Act. The area consists of agricultural fields, brush lots, woodlands and swamps that provide a varied habitat fro many species of wildlife.
Honeoye Creek WMA is open to fishing; please visit DEC's website for more information about fishing.
Deer, turkeys, black bears, squirrels, and a host of songbirds frequent the area. Use both the Wildlife Management Area Mammal Checklist (PDF) (85KB) and Wildlife Management Area Bird Checklist (PDF) (240KB) as wildlife viewing guides.
All links in this section below leave DEC website.
- County Road 36, behind buildings - Get Google Map Driving Directions
- County Route 15 - Get Google Map Driving Directions
- County Route 37, parking area - Get Google Map Driving Directions
Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety
Activity Rules & Regulations
- Hunting Regulations
- Trapping Regulations
- Fishing Regulations
- Public Use of Wildlife Management Areas Regulations
The following activities are not permitted in Honeoye Creek WMA:
- Unless specifically stated, using motorized vehicles, including:
- all-terrain vehicles
- Swimming or bathing
- Kindling fires
- Damaging or removing gates, fences, signs or other property
- Overnight storage of boats
- Cutting, removing or damaging living vegetation
- Construction of permanent blinds or other structures such as tree stands
- Storage of personal property
Outdoor Safety Tips
NOTE: Ticks are active whenever temperatures are above freezing but especially so in the late spring and early fall. Deer ticks can transmit Lyme and several other diseases. More information on deer ticks and Lyme disease can be obtained from the NYS Department of Health (Leaves DEC Website). Also, practice Leave No Trace (Leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts.
How We Manage
Like most of the state's Wildlife Management Areas, Honeoye Creek WMA is managed by DEC's Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources for wildlife conservation and wildlife-associated recreation (hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing/photography). Funding to maintain and manage this site is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration or "Pittman-Robertson" Act, which is acquired through excise taxes on sporting arms, ammunition and archery equipment.
Management of the area emphasizes habitat conservation for wildlife, compatible public use and enjoyment of the area's attributes, and serves as an educational demonstration area for land management techniques.
Tourism Information for Nearby Attractions, Amenities & Activities
Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.
Web links below can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.
- Finger Lake Tourism Alliance (Leaves DEC website)