Wildlife Management Area Overview
The Cranberry Creek WMA is a 13.4 acre tract of land located at the northern tip of Jefferson County, north of the village of Alexandria Bay on state Route #12 and 1.5 miles on Swan Hollow Road.
Cranberry Creek WMA consists primarily of wooded upland and wetland that includes a deep emergent marsh. This habitat supports rare reptiles and birds like the Blandings turtle and least bittern, warm water fish, furbearers, and waterfowl.
The WMA also has a memorial grave site dedicated to the American soldiers that died during the War of 1812 Battle of Cranberry Creek. There are informational signs depicting the history of the battle.
What to do at Cranberry Creek WMA
Despite it's small size, Cranberry Creek WMA offers recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, bird watching, and hiking. There is a short foot trail from the parking area allowing easy access to the memorial grave site and the waters edge.
General restrictions for WMA's can be found in Title 6. NYCRR. Part 51. Section 51.1 through 51.6. 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
|Wetland||Accessible features for people with disabilities|
|Hiking Trails*||Boat Access|
|Parking Lot||Viewing Tower|
|X-Country Skiing||Picnic Areas|
* 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.