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Hampton Brook Woods Wildlife Management Area

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Size: 61 acres

Hampton Brook Woods WMA is located off East Eden Road in the Village of Hamburg in Erie County.

Day Use Activities and Recreational Opportunities

Forested trail at Hampton Brook Woods WMA in summer
Forested trail at Hampton Brook Woods WMA
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Observation

A few activities are prohibited: off road vehicular travel (i.e. cars, trucks, snowmobiles, motorcycles and all terrain vehicles), swimming, boating with motors, and camping.

Watchable Wildlife

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Users of the area are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife species. The more common species are beaver, muskrat, rabbit, mink, raccoon, fox, a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds, birds of prey, amphibians and reptiles and a variety of song birds.

History

The land was acquired in 2001 by DEC with funding provided by the Environmental Quality Bond Act of 1996. The area consists of nearly 50 acres of forested woodland, about seven acres of wetland and approximately four acres of brushland.

Management

Current development and management objectives for the area are to provide habitat for a variety of resident and migratory species and to permit compatible wildlife related recreational use. These activities are carried out with monies derived mainly from hunting license fees and federal taxes on sporting arms and ammunition.

For more information, call or write to:

NYS DEC
Region 9 Wildlife Manager
182 East Union Street, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
716-372-0645

Directions

From Village of Hamburg: Head south on East Eden Road, then west on North Hampton Brook Drive.