Jacquins Pond Wildlife Management Area
Size: 30 acres
Jacquins Pond WMA is located near the Pennsylvania border, southwest of Chautauqua Lake in Chautauqua County. The area is primarily made up of wetland habitat.
Day Use Activities and Recreational Opportunities
Wetland in Jacquins Pond WMA
- Wildlife Observation
A few activities are prohibited: off road vehicular travel, swimming, boating with motors and camping.
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 was purchased by the DEC in 1977 with funds from the 1972 Environmental Quality Bond Act.
To date there has been no management activity on this area. The initial project was to acquire several properties and conservation easements and to reconstruct the impoundment to Jacquins Pond. The deal fell through and funding and energies were focused elsewhere in the county.
The current 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:
Region 9 Wildlife Manager
182 East Union Street, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
From Jamestown: take Route 474 to Panama and head west and south to Caflisch Road