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Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Peru, Clinton County

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Ausable Marsh has wildlife habitats ranging from marsh and sandy dunes to floodplain forest. These habitats support many types of fish and wildlife. Streams, marsh and the Ausable River are breeding grounds for several species of fish and frogs, which attract several mammal species and many types of birds. A variety of turtles can be seen basking on logs in the mid-summer sun.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Accessible trail
  • Viewing platform

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Trapping

Accessible Features

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This site has an accessible wildlife viewing platform along Ausable Point Campground Road with accessible parking. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


660 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 518-897-1291

Address: State Route 9, Peru, NY 12972

Website: Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Photo credits: Frank Knight