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Collins Landing

Wildlife Management Area Overview

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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.

Restricted Activities

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

Facilities and Attractions at Collins Landing WMA
Available Not Available
Upland Hiking Trails *
Wetland Nature Trails *
Parking Lot Accessible features for people with disabilities
Birdwatching Boat Access
X-Country Skiing Viewing Tower
Snowshoeing Scenic Vistas
Hunting Picnic Areas
Trapping Restrooms
Endangered Species Camping
Unusual Plants Fishing

* 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.