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Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Utica, Oneida Co.

mallards and wetlands at Utica Marsh

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You can view many varieties of birds and wetland wildlife while hiking, bicycling or paddling around this very accessible urban wetland.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Cattail wetlands
  • Wet meadows, open-water pools
  • Flooded willow woods

Recreational Opportunities

Viewing platform accessible for persons with disabilities and two observation towers
Hiking and nature trails, some with boardwalks; bicycle trail
Fishing; pavilion and car-top boat launch on the Mohawk River; boat ramp on the Barge Canal


213 acres


See Google Maps for step by step directions to Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Address: Route 5A West (Oriskany Boulevard); right at Barnes Avenue
Telephone: 315-785-2261
Website: Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Photo Credits: Jim Clayton, Stephen Litwhiler