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Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area

Sullivan and Orange Co.

Images of a bald eaglein flight and an eagle observation platform

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Our national symbol, the bald eagle, is the star of this wilderness with its mixture of forests, reservoirs and river habitat, where the majestic birds nest and overwinter.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Forested hills, floodplain forest, perched bog
  • Pitch pine-oak-heath woodland

Recreational Opportunities

Eagle observation buildings on County Route 43 and Plank Road are accessible for persons with disabilities
(Visitors should immediately enter the buildings from the parking lot to avoid disturbing the eagles)
Hiking, hunting, fishing and boating (no motors)


13,000 acres (some access restrictions)


See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Mongaup valley Wildlife Management Area. (This link will leave the DEC website. Hold "Shift" while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)

Contact Information

Telephone: DEC Bureau of Wildlife in New Paltz regional office: 845-256-3098

Website: Mongaup Valley Bird Conservation Area

Photo Credits: Jim Clayton, Sue Shafer, Jim Clayton