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List of New York State Wildlife Management Areas

Note: The Wildlife Management Areas are listed below alphabetically by county. Scroll down the page to the county and WMA of interest.

Albany County

Black Creek Marsh - 287 acres, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, bird watching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Towns of Guilderland and New Scotland. To reach the area from Voorheesville, take NYS Route 156 north, turn right on Kling Terrace, go to the end to reach state land or take NYS Route 156 north 2 ½ miles, turn right on County Route 202, go 3/10 mile to the state land.

Margaret Burke - 246 acres, upland, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Knox. To reach the area from Knox, take NYS Route 156 east 2 miles, turn right on County Route 254, go about ½ mile to the state land.

Partridge Run - 4594 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-county skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Berne. To reach the area from Rensselaerville, take NYS Route 85 north one mile, turn left on County Route 6, go 3 miles to state land.

Louise Keir - 119 acres, upland, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Coeymans. To reach the area from Coeymans Hollow, take County Route 103, north 3 miles to state land.

Allegany County

Genesee Valley - 717 acres, lowland, rolling hills, fishing, hiking, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation. The area is located in the Towns of Granger and Portage, in Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming Counties. From Interstate 86, take Route 19 north to Fillmore then head east on County Route 4 and take first left onto county route 27B. Genesee Valley Wildlife Management Area Map

Hanging Bog - 4,571 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of New Hudson. From exit 28 (Cuba) off the Route 17 expressway follow Route 305 north to the New Hudson Road intersection and take the New Hudson Road north. Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area Map

Keeney Swamp - 708 acres, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Birdsall, 13 miles northeast of the Village of Angelica and 6 miles southwest of the Village of Canaseraga. The area borders County Route 15B (Jersey Hill Road) and County Route 15A (Fink Hollow Road). Keeney Swamp Wildlife Management Area Map

Rattlesnake Hill - 5,150 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located approximately 8 miles west of Dansville in Allegany and Livingston Counties. From Dansville, take NYS Route 436 to the intersection with County Route 9 which leads you directly to the area. For winter access, take NYS Route 436 to Shute Road, turn left, take first left on Walsworth Road which leads to the area.

Broome County

Whitney Point - 4,645 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, picnic area, restrooms, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This multiple use area was formed by the construction of the Whitney Point flood control dam. The area is accessible by following NYS Route 26 out of the Village of Whitney Point. At Upper Lisle, along Route 26, turn left onto County Route 13 for access to the northern portion of the area. Whitney Point Multiple Use Area Map

Cattaraugus County

Allegheny Reservoir - 1,100 acres, upland, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of South Valley along the west shore of the Allegheny Reservoir. The two managed parcels are located along Bone Run Road and State Line Road which intersect off of Onoville Road (West Perimeter Road). Onoville Road can be accessed south from exit 17 (Steamburg) off the Route 17 expressway. Allegheny Reservoir Wildlife Management Area Map

Conewango Swamp - 900 acres, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Conewango approximately 1 mile north of the Village of Randolph and borders Swamp Road and NYS Route 241. Randolph is exit 16 off Route 17 expressway. Conewango Swamp Wildlife Management Area Map

Harwood Lake - 298 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, parking lot, rest rooms, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Farmersville on NYS Route 98 approximately 5 miles northeast of the Village of Franklinville. Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area Map

Cayuga County

Cross Lake Islands - 27 acres, wetland, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. Located southwest of Baldwinsville, Cross Lake was formed by the Seneca River. Access is difficult since there are no nearby public boat launch facilities. Privately-controlled launches are available. The nearest state launch is under the Route 38 bridge up river to the west. Cross Lake Islands Wildlife Management Area Map

Northern Montezuma - 7,500 acres of upland and wetland habitat for birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. State lands are along Route 89 north of Savannah and Savannah-Spring Lake Road east of Savannah. This area is part of the 50,000 acre Montezuma Wetlands Complex, which includes the federally-owned Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and other lands owned by conservation groups, and private property. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located on Route 89 north of Savannah. Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area Map

Chautauqua County

Alder Bottom - 818 acres, wetland, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Towns of Sherman and Clymer. It can be reached by taking exit 6 (Sherman) off Route 17 expressway, then Route 76 south to the intersection of County Route 4 (Idora Road). The area borders Route 76 and Idora Road. Alder Bottom Wildlife Management Area Map

Canadaway Creek - 2,080 acres, upland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lots, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Arkwright, 4 miles northeast of the Village of Cassadaga and 6 miles southeast of the Village of Fredonia. It borders County Routes 312 (Bard Road) and 629 (Center Road). Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area Map

Chautauqua Lake - 123 acres, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife observation. The WMA consists of three sites, Cheney Farm, Stow Farm and Tom's Point and are located 6 miles northwest of the City of Jamestown on Chautauqua Lake. Cheney Farm site is located two miles south of the Village of Bemus Point on the west side of NYS Route 430 in the town of Ellery. Stow Farm site is located on the east side of Route 394 about 1.5 miles south of the intersection of Interstate 86 in the Town of North Harmony. Tom's Point site is also located on the east side of NYS Route 394 nine miles northwest of the city of Jamestown in the Town of North Harmony. Chautauqua Lake Fish & Wildlife Management Area Map

Clay Pond - 182 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. The area is located in the Town of Poland, immediately east of the Village of Falconer. The area can be reached by taking exit 13 (Falconer) off the Route 17 expressway. Clay Pond Wildlife Management Area Map

Hartson Swamp - 98 acres, shrub swamp, marsh, wetland, hiking, hunting, parking lot, trapping, wildlife observation. The area is located in the Town of Poland, immediately east of the Village of Falconer. Hartson Swamp is located along Route 394 and Clay Pond is located along Clay Pond Road. The area can be reached by taking exit 13 (Falconer) off the Route 17 expressway. Hartson Swamp Wildlife Management Area Map

Jacquins Pond - 30 acres, wetland, fishing, hiking, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation. The WMA is located near the Pennsylvania border, southwest of Chautauqua Lake. From Jamestown: take Route 474 to Panama and head west and south to Caflisch Road. Jacquins Pond Wildlife Management Area Map

Kabob - 38 acres, wetland, brushland, woodland, fishing, hiking, hunting, parking, trapping, wildlife observation. The WMA is located approximately 15 miles north of the city of Jamestown in the town of Stockton. From Cassadaga: head south on county route 71, then west on Waterman Road. Kabob Wildlife Management Area Map

Watts Flats - 1,382 acres, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Harmony, approximately 8 miles southwest of the City of Jamestown and 3 miles southeast of the Village of Panama. It borders County Routes 305 (Button Valley Road), 304 and Swede Road. Watts Flats Wildlife Management Area Map

Chenango County

Pharsalia - 4,694 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Pharsalia, about 10 miles northwest of Norwich and 10 miles southwest of Sherburne. NYS Route 23 borders part of the west and south sides of the area and provides access to a system of town and maintenance roads traversing the area. Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area Map

Clinton County

Photo of Ausable Marsh

Ausable Marsh - 576 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting fishing and trapping. From Plattsburgh, take Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) south to exit 35, go east on Route 442 to Route 9, turn right (south) on Route 9 and travel approximately 500 feet to access road on left.

Lake Alice - 1,468 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Plattsburgh, take Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) north to exit 41, go west on the Miner Farm Road to Ridge Road, turn left (south), travel approximately 2 miles to parking lot on right.

Lewis Preserve - 1,356 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Plattsburgh, take Route 374 west through Dannemora to Ledger Corners. Turn right (north) on Plank Road to the Alder Bend Road. Turn right on Alder Bend Road (north-east), go to Jerusalem Road. Turn right on Jerusalem Road (east), go approximately 2 miles to access trail and parking lot on left. For Terrien Road access, travel on Alder Bend Road to Terrien Road. Turn right on Terrien Road to access trail parking lot and yellow DEC gate.

Kings Bay - 653 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Plattsburgh, take Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) north to exit 42, go east on Route 11 to Route 9B, turn right (south), go approximately ½ mile to access road on left. Watch for sign.

Monty's Bay. 287 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Plattsburgh, take Route 9 north to the Reynolds Road. Turn right, go to Lake Shore Road. Turn right on Lake Shore Road, go approximately ½ mile, cross Riley Brook to area parking lot on left.

Columbia County

Rogers Island - 281 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Greenport. The only public access to the island is via boat.

Delaware County

Bear Spring Mountain - 7,186 acres, upland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, picnic area, rest rooms, birdwatching, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Towns of Colchester and Walton. To reach the area from Walton, take NYS Route 206 south 3 miles to state land.

Wolf Hollow -- 52 acres, upland, hiking, hunting, trapping, photography and bird watching. This WMA is located in the Town of Andes. To reach the area, take County Road 1 South from the Town of Andes, turn onto Wolf Hollow Road and make a right onto Jennie Archer Road.

Dutchess County

Baxtertown Woods - 250 acres,upland and wetland forest communities, hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation, and nature photography. Hunting access is from designated parking areas only. Big game hunting is restricted to bows and crossbows only. Rifles are prohibited. NOTE: The adjacent Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center remains closed to hunting and trapping.

Tivoli Bays - 1,722 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. Located in the Hudson River Estuary, this WMA is in northern Dutchess County just south of the Village of Tivoli. Take NYS Route 9G to parking areas and information kiosks.

Erie County

Great Baehre Swamp - 271 acres, forested wetland, 1/4 mile of wheelchair accessible boardwalk, paved bike path, and parking lot. The principle use of this area is birdwatching and nature hikes. This area is located in the Town of Amherst along Hopkins Road between Klein Road and Heim Road intersections. Accessible parking, boardwalk access and accessible picnic areas are available at Margaret Louise Park at the north end of the Wildlife Management Area. Great Baehre Swamp Wildlife Management Area Map

Hampton Brook Woods - 61 acres, hiking and wildlife observation. The area is located off East Eden Road in the Village of Hamburg. Hampton Brook Woods Wildlife Management Area Map

Motor Island - 6 acres, hunting. WMA is located in the Upper Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island. Motor IslandWildlife Management Area Map

Spicer Creek - 34 acres, wetland, accessible trail and viewing area, hiking, hunting blind, informational kiosk, parking, trapping, wildlife observation. The WMA is located along East River Road in the Town of Grand Island. From Buffalo: Go north on Route 190 to Grand Island and go east on East River Road just north of Whitehaven Road. Spicer Creek Wildlife Management Area Map

Tillman Road - 230 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, parking lot, viewing tower, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Clarence, 8 miles east of the City of Buffalo and 2 miles southwest of the Village of Clarence. It encompasses an area that borders Shisler Road and Tillman Road. Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area Map

Essex County

Putts Creek - 114 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Ticonderoga, take Route 22 and 9N north to Russell Street north of the Village of Crown Point. Turn right (east) and go to parking lot at end of road.

Wickham Marsh - 862 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Plattsburgh, take Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) south to exit 34, go north on Route 9. Turn right on Route 373 (east), go about 2 miles to access road and parking lot on left. For Giddings Road access, take Route 9 north to Giddings Road, turn right (east), go to Lake Street, turn right to access trail parking lot on left.

Pauline Murdock - 68 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. From Plattsburgh, take Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) to exit 31, go west on Route 9N to Route 9. Turn right on Route 9 (north), go to the Elizabethtown-Whadams Road. Turn right (north-east). Travel about 1 mile to access trail and parking lot on right.

Genesee County

Photo of Oak Orchard

Oak Orchard - 2,545 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located 3 and a half miles north of Oakfield, about midway between Buffalo and Rochester. From Rochester, take 490 west to the NYS Thruway, go west, exit at 48A (Pembroke) and go north on Route 77. Turn right (east) on Lewiston Road at the blinking light in Alabama. Go east 2 and a half miles and turn north on the east side of Knowlesville Road. The WMA is located 2 miles to the north on the east side of Knowlesville Road.

Tonawanda - 5,600 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, hiking trails, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located halfway between Lockport and Batavia along Route 77, bounded on the south by the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. From Lockport, take Route 77 south to the area.

Greene County

Great Vly - 184 acres, wetland, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Towns of Catskill and Saugerties. To reach the area from Catskill, take NYS Route 9W south 7 miles, turn right on West Camp Road, go 1 and two tenths miles to state land..

Vinegar Hill - 394 acres, upland, hiking trails, birdwatching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This WMA is located in the Town of Lexington. To reach the area from Lexington, take NYS Route 42 one and a half miles south to the state land.

Herkimer County

Plantation Island - This 300-acre area is located 2.5 miles east of the village of Mohawk on State Route 5, sandwiched between the Barge Canal and Mohawk River, accessed via canal lock 18. Plantation Island contains wetlands and forested Mohawk River flood plains which provide opportunities for hunting, trapping and fishing. The area's purchase was completed in February of 1985. Plantation Island Wildlife Management Area Map

Jefferson County

Perch River - 7,862 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Watertown, take Interstate 81 north to exit 47. Make a left onto Route 12 north. Travel about 6 miles to signs and parking areas. Perch River Wildlife Management Area Map

Lakeview - 3,461 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Syracuse, take Interstate 81 north to the exit 36-Pulaski. Make a left onto Route 13 west to Route 3. Turn right onto Route 3 and travel north about 10 miles to signs and parking areas.

Ashland Flats - 2,037 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and trapping. From Watertown, take Route 12F west to Route 12E. Travel on Route 12E west about 9 miles. After crossing the Chaumont River, take second right onto the Millens Bay Road. Travel 5 miles to the area.

French Creek - 2,265 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Watertown, take Route 12 north through Depauville. Make a left onto Route 9 (St. Lawrence Corners Road). About 4 miles down Route 9, make a right onto French Creek Road which will take you to the WMA.

Dexter Marsh - 1,339 acres, wetland, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. (Muskellunge Creek Section) From Watertown, take Route 12F (Coffeen Street) west. Make a left onto Route 180 south. Signs and parking area will be on the right.

Indian River - 968 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Watertown, take Interstate 81 north to exit 49. Travel east on Route 411 to Route 26 into Theresa. Take a left onto Bridge Street than a left onto Red Lake Road and continue to the area signs. Indian River Wildlife Management Area Map

Black Pond - 526 acres, upland, wetland, nature trails, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting and trapping. From Watertown, take Route 3 south. Shortly after crossing the Ellisburg town line, make a right onto Bolton Road and continue to the end of the road.

Collins Landing - 44 acres, upland, wetland, scenic vista, hiking, birdwatching. From Watertown, take Route 81 north to exit 50. Take route 12 south, immediately turn right (north) on Seaway Avenue, go 0.1 mile then turn right onto Collins Landing Road. Go one mile underneath 1000 islands bridge.

Honeyville - 111 acres, wetland, dike, hiking, fishing, birdwatching. From Route 81 take exit 42 (Adams Center), onto Route 177 east thru Adams Center two miles to Honeyville. Turn left onto Fuller Road then proceed .75 miles. Honeyville Wildlife Management Area Map

Point Peninsula - 1054 acres, upland, wetland, open meadows, hiking, birdwatching, hunting and trapping. From Watertown, take Route 12F west to Route 12E. Travel on Route 12E west to Three Mile Bay continue another 2 miles. Turn Left on County Route 57, drive on 57 west about 6 miles to the Isthmus. Just past the Isthmus take Beach Road and Proceed a mile. Point Peninsula Wildlife Management Area Map

Lewis County

Tug Hill - 5,114 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Watertown, take Interstate 81 south to exit 42-Adams Center. Travel east on Route 177 to Bellwood. Turn right onto the Sears Pond Road which turns into Parker Road and eventually the WMA.

Livingston County

Genesee Valley - 717 acres, fishing, hiking, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation. The area is located in the Towns of Granger and Portage, in Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming Counties. From Interstate 86, take Route 19 north to Fillmore then head east on County Route 4 and take first left onto county route 27B. Genesee Valley Wildlife Management Area Map

Rattlesnake Hill - 5,150 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located approximately 8 miles west of Dansville in Allegany and Livingston Counties. From Dansville, take NYS Route 436 to the intersection with County Route 9 which leads you directly to the area. For winter access, take NYS Route 436 to Shute Road, turn left, take first left on Walsworth Road which leads to the area.

Conesus Inlet - 1,120 acres, wetland, hiking trails, fish viewing (walleye and northern pike spawning runs), nature trails, car-top boat access, viewing platforms, scenic vistas, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Conesus on the southern end of Conesus Lake. It is bounded on the west by West Swamp Road (NYS Route 256), on the east by East Swamp Road, on the south by Guiltner Road and on the north by Conesus Lake. Take Route 20A east from Route 390, turn south on Route 256 to Sliker Hill Road, take left then immediate right into parking lot.

Madison County

Tioughnioga - 3,803 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, camping, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located between the villages of New Woodstock and Erieville about 6 miles southeast of Cazenovia. Easy access is provided from NYS Route 13 via Damon Road or Dugway Road. Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area Map

Monroe County

Braddock Bay - 2,402 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, picnic area, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Rochester, take NYS Route 104 to Route 390 north which leads directly to the area.

Niagara County

Hartland Swamp - 385 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, camping, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Hartland, approximately 40 miles east of Buffalo, 50 miles west of Rochester and 5 miles south of Lake Ontario. It is situated on the west side of Hartland Road between the Town Line Road and Ditch Road intersections. Hartland Swamp Wildlife Management Area Map

Tonawanda - 5,600 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, hiking trails, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located halfway between Lockport and Batavia along Route 77, bounded on the south by the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. From Lockport, take Route 77 south to the area.

Oneida County

Utica Marsh - 213 acres, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, picnic area, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing and trapping. From Utica, take Route 5A west (Oriskany Boulevard), make a right onto Barnes Avenue. At the end of Barnes Avenue is a parking area on the right.

Oriskany Flats - 750 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Utica, take Route 49 west. Take the Oriskany exit, head south over the bridge on River Street. Continue over the Barge Canal, signs and parking for the area will be on the right.

Rome - 436 acres, upland, wetland, parking lots, hiking trail, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Rome take South James Street south to Rt 365. Take 365 west, proceed approximately 1 mile to Hoag Road, parking for the area will be on the right.

Onondaga County

Cicero Swamp - 4,947 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. Dominating the northeastern portion of Onondaga County, the swamp is easily accessed by using Route 298 on the east, Route 31 all across the north and Taft Road from the south. Island Road, off Northern Boulevard provides excellent entry from the west. Cicero Swamp Wildlife Management Area Map

Hamlin Marsh - 1,689 acres, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Clay northwest of North Syracuse. The area is easily reachable from NYS Route 481 via Henry Clay Blvd., from Route 11 via Bear Road; and from Wetzel Road for the west and southwest portions of the area. Hamlin Marsh Wildlife Management Area Map

Three Rivers - 3,586 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located about 18 miles north of Syracuse between Baldwinsville and Phoenix. Interstate 690 and NYS Route 48 provide easy access to the area. Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area Map

Ontario County

Honeoye Creek - 717 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Rochester, take Route 390 south to Route 5 and 20 (exit 10). Go east (left) to West Bloomfield. Turn south (right) on County Route 37. Go about 5 ½ miles and turn east (left) on to County Route 15. The area's main parking area is on the north (left) side of the road within several hundred yards.

Stid Hill - 847 acres, upland, parking lot, scenic vistas, hiking trails, snowshoeing, birdwatching, hunting and trapping. From Rochester, take Route 490 south to Victor. Take NYS Route 444 south to NYS Routes 5 and 20. Turn east (left) on Route 5 & 20, then south (right) on NYS Route 64. Proceed approximately 8 ½ miles to the area on the east (left) side of Route 64 in the Towns of Bristol and South Bristol.

Oswego County

Curtiss-Gale - 47 acres, wetland, birdwatching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This small area is adjacent to the Oswego River along County Route 57 about 1 mile south of the Fulton City limits. Curtiss-Gale Wildlife Management Area Map

Deer Creek Marsh - 1,770 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, viewing tower, scenic vistas, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. Take Route 81 to the Pulaski exit and proceed west on Route 13. Turn north at the intersection of Route 13 and NYS Route 3 at Port Ontario about 3 miles west of Pulaski. Proceed north on Route 3 and the WMA will be on your left, accessible by Kelly Drive and Rainbow Shores Road. Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area Map

Happy Valley - 8,895 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in eastern Oswego County with its northern boundary transected by US Route 104 and its southern boundary by County Route 26. These routes are easily accessible off exit 34 of Interstate 81, east on Route 104 to the area. Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area Map

Little John - 7,9120 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, birdwatching, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located about 45 miles north of Syracuse and 25 miles south of Watertown. 81. Access to the area is from exit 38 off Interstate 81 via County Route 15 east to County Route 17. Little John Wildlife Management Area Map

Three Mile Bay/Big Bay - 3,495/120 acres, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is situated in southern Oswego County about 6 miles east of the Village of Central Square and 2 miles west of the Village of Constantia. Access to the area is from NYS Route 49 via Toad Harbor Road or Lower Road to Wheeler Road and West Road. Three Mile Bay/Big Bay Wildlife Management Area Map

Putnam County

Bog Brook - 132 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, viewing tower, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in southeastern New York State approximately 60 miles north of New York City, west of NYS Route 22 and north of Foggintown Road.

Cranberry Mountain - 467 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Patterson east of Route 22 approximately 63 miles north of New York City. A parking area allowing access is located on the west side of Stage Coach Road.

Great Swamp - 444 acres, upland, wetland, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation and photography, hiking, and fishing. Horseback riding and mountain biking are also allowed on the property. Hunting opportunities at the WMA include native small game species, waterfowl, white-tailed deer, and stocked ring-necked pheasants.This WMA is located in northeastern Putnam County in the Town of Patterson.

Rensselaer County

Capital District - 4,144 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, picnic area, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Towns of Berlin and Stephentown. To reach the area from Sand Lake, take County Route 42 for 5 miles, turn right on Miller Road, go a half mile to state land.

St. Lawrence County

Upper and Lower Lakes (Indian Creek Nature Center) - 8,782 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, boat access, parking lot ,viewing tower, rest rooms, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Canton, take Route 68 north 2 miles to the WMA signs.

Wilson Hill - 3,441 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Massena, take Route 37 south about 6 miles. Make a right onto Route 131 and observation area will be on the left.

Fish Creek - 4,438 acres, upland, wetland, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Ogdensburg, take Route 37 south to Morristown. Make a left onto Route 58 and travel 6 miles to signs.

Saratoga County

Parcel 45 - 59 acres, upland, hiking trails, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting and trapping. From Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) exit 15, go east on Route 50 for about 1 mile. Look for trail head sign and yellow DEC gate on south (right) side of road.

Schoharie County

Franklinton Vlaie - 185 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Broome. To reach the area from Middleburg, take NYS Route 145 south about 3 ½ miles to state land.

Schuyler County

Catherine Creek - 660 acres, wetland, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located on the east side of Route 14 between the Villages of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls.

Waneta-Lamoka - 195 acres, wetland, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located on Schuyler County Route 23, about 2 miles west of the Village of Tyrone.

Seneca County

Cayuga Lake - 225 acres, cattail marsh and wooded swamps, hunting, fishing and trapping and wildlife related recreational use. Access to the area is from Demont Road off N.Y. 89 or by boat from the public launch site at the Cayuga Lake State Park two miles to the south.

Willard - 158 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From the Town of Ovid, take County Route 96A west to the intersection of County Route 132, turn left on 132, travel for 1 mile and the WMA is on your right.

Steuben County

Erwin - 2,500 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, scenic vista, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located in the Town of Erwin, approximately 5 miles west of the City of Corning. From the north, the area can be accessed from Smith Hill Road off the Coopers Plains exit of Route 17. From the south, the area can be accessed from Weaver Hollow Road off the Gang Mills exit of Route 15.

West Cameron - 170 acres, upland, scenic vistas, hunting and trapping. This WMA is located on Angel Road, 2 miles northwest of the Village of Cameron.

Suffolk County

David A. Sarnoff - 2,300 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, and trapping. This preserve is 1 mile south of the Riverhead traffic circle on Route 104. Visitors need permits.

Otis Pike Preserve (Formerly Navy Cooperative Area) - 4,000 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, horseback riding (bring your own horse), dog training, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located a few miles east of Randall Pond. Kiosks at Randall Pond have maps showing parking areas. Visitors need permits.

Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve at Barcelona Neck, Sag Harbor - 500 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, hunting, and trapping. This WMA is located on Route 114, 5 miles north of Main Street (Route 27) in East Hampton and 2 miles south of Main Street in Sag Harbor. Visitors need permits.

Randall Pond Nature Trail (Part of Ridge Conservation Area) - 200 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, parking lot, scenic vistas, picnic area, rest rooms, birdwatching,fishing, dog training and falconry. Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to exit 68, then the William Floyd Parkway (CR 46) north to Route 25 west. Take Route 25 west 1/4 mile to Randall Road, go north 500 feet to third driveway on left. No access permit required.

Rocky Point NRMA - 5,600 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, birdwatching, hunting, trapping, biking, dog training, horseback riding (bring your own horse). This WMA is located a few miles west of Randall Pond. Kiosks at Randall Pond have maps showing parking areas. Visitors need permits.

Sullivan County

Bashakill - 2,213 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located 65 miles northeast of New York City, south of NYS Route 17 and east of NYS Route 209 with major access points from Haven and South Roads.

Mongaup Valley - 11,855 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Monticello, go south on Route 42 approximately 7 miles to the blinking yellow light in Forestburg. Go west (right) on County Route 43 about 2 ½ miles, or follow Route 97 north from Sparrowbush approximately 3 miles to the confluence of the Mongaup and Delaware Rivers.

Tompkins County

Connecticut Hill - 11,161 acres, upland, hiking trails, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This WMA is located 16 miles southwest of Ithaca and 1 mile northeast of Alpine. Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area Map

Washington County

Carter's Pond - 446 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, nature trails, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Saratoga Springs, take Route 29 east into Washington County, to County Route 49. Turn left (north), go about 2 miles to parking lot and trail head on right.

East Bay - 38 acres, wetland, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Whitehall, take Route 4 east to County Route 9A, turn left (north) to County Route 9. Turn right on County Route 9 (east), go to Stalker Road. Turn left (north) on Stalker Road to County Route 10. Turn right (east), go about ½ mile to parking lot and scenic view on left.

Wayne County

Lake Shore Marshes - 6,130 acres, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Rochester, take NYS Route 104 east to the Wolcott area. Any number of roads will get to the area. Take Lake Bluff Road north (left) to Garner and East Bay Roads. From the Village of Wolcott, take either West Port Bay or East Port Road north. The eastern portion of the area is north of the Village of Red Creek. Go north on NYS Route 104A to Mixer or Blind Sodus Roads then to Broadway or Kakat Roads.

Galen - 712 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Rochester, take the NYS Thruway east to exit 41 (NYS Route 414). Go north (left) for 8 miles on Route 414 to Clyde. As you enter the Village of Clyde turn west (left) on to Geneva Street which turns into Clyde Marengo Road. Go approximately 1 ½ miles and turn west (right) on to the River Road. You will enter the area within a few hundred yards.

Northern Montezuma - 7,500 acres of upland and wetland habitat for birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. State lands are along Route 89 north of Savannah and Savannah-Spring Lake Road east of Savannah. This area is part of the 50,000 acre Montezuma Wetlands Complex, which includes the federally-owned Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and other lands owned by conservation groups, and private property. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located on Route 89 north of Savannah. Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area Map

Wyoming County

Carlton Hill - 2,580 acres, upland, wetland, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. This area is located in the Town of Middlebury, 3 miles north of the Village of Warsaw. It is situated east of Dale Road and borders Bank Road on both sides. Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area Map

Genesee Valley - 717 acres, lowland, rolling hills, fishing, hiking, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation. The area is located in the Towns of Granger and Portage, in Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming Counties. From Interstate 86, take Route 19 north to Fillmore then head east on County Route 4 and take first left onto county route 27B. Genesee Valley Wildlife Management Area Map

Silver Lake Outlet - 10 acres, freshwater wetland, fishing, hiking, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation. The WMA is located at the north end of Silver Lake. Just south of Perry off of East Lake Road. Silver Lake Outlet Wildlife Management Area Map

Yates County

High Tor - 6200 acres, upland, wetland, hiking trails, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, picnic area, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. From Rochester, go to Canandaigua and take Route 21 south to Naples. The WMA lies immediately east of the village.


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