Wildlife Management Area Overview
Collins Landing WMA is a total of 44 acres of land in 2 parcels, located in the towns of Alexandria and Orleans in Jefferson County next to the St. Lawrence River and in the shadow of the Thousand Island Bridge. Both parcels are accessed from Collins Landing Road.
Collins Landing includes 14 acres of upland and 30 acres of wetland. The upland consists of three ecological communities: shrubland, pine-northern hardwood forest, and early growth northern hardwoods. The wetlands are a mixture of deep emergent marsh, shrub swamp, flood plain forest, and red maple-hardwood swamp. The variety of ecological communities provide great habitat for wildlife, both game and non-game species.
What to do at Collins Landing WMA
Collins Landing WMA offers recreational activities such as hunting, trapping, and bird watching. This location along the St. Lawrence River is a great area for bird watching. Many different species have been seen in the area including: common tern, American bittern, and the bald eagle.
General restrictions on WMA's can be found in the Title 6, NYCRR, Part 51, Section 51.1 through 51.6 (link leaves DEC website.) The use of snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles is prohibited on the WMA by posted notice.
For more information, contact:
Regional Wildlife Manager, Region 6
NYS Dept. Of Environmental Conservation
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
|Upland||Hiking Trails *|
|Wetland||Nature Trails *|
|Parking Lot||Accessible features for people with disabilities|
|X-Country Skiing||Viewing Tower|
* A nature trail can be used as a hiking trail. In addition to allowing hiking, a nature trail usually has printed information along the trail and often has a printed brochure available.