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Genesee Valley Wildlife Management Area

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Size: 717 acres

Genesee Valley WMA is located about five miles northeast of the Village of Fillmore, on the east side of the Genesee River, in the Town of Granger, Allegany County and the Town of Portage, Livingston County.

Day Use Activities and Recreational Opportunities

Grasslands of Genesee Valley WMA in summer
Grasslands of Genesee Valley WMA
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Wildlife Observation

A few activities are prohibited: off road vehicular travel, swimming, boating with motors and camping.

Watchable Wildlife

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The diverse habitat on the area is home to a variety of wildlife species. Some of the more common species are beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, fox, squirrel, deer, grouse, woodcock, turkey and a variety of song birds and waterfowl.


The area is in the Genesee River Valley which has low lands mixed with rolling hills characteristic for that part of the county. DEC acquired the area in 2001 as a gift from the Russell family.


The primary management objective for the area is to maintain high quality wildlife habitat through a regulated timber and grassland management plan. Several wildlife species utilize the area and benefit from these practices. Secondary management objectives are to protect and maintain special wildlife habitats that exist on the area such as: deer wintering areas, raptor nest sites, and the Genesee River corridor.

For more information, call or write to:

Region 9 Wildlife Manager
182 East Union Street, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706


From Interstate 86: Take Route 19 north to Fillmore then head east on County Route 4 for a short distance and then take first left onto county route 27B.