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Silver Lake Outlet Wildlife Management Area

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Silver Lake Outlet WMA is a 10-acre property located at the north end of Silver Lake. The area is primarily made up of wetland habitat.

Featured Activities

Hunting & Trapping
General information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations.

General information on fishing includes how-to and safety tips and links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Wildlife Viewing
General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

The diverse habitat on the area is home to a variety of wildlife species.

  • Mammals: beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, fox, squirrel, White-tailed deer
  • Birds: grouse, woodcock, turkey, and a variety of song birds and waterfowl.


The WMA is located east of the Town of Perry off of Lake Road (Route 22).

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

There are no designated parking areas on the unit, however roadside parking is available. The WMA is located at 42.716151°N, 79.023899°W. Get Google Map Driving Directions,-78.023899 (leaves DEC website).

Rules, Regulations & Outdoor Safety

Activity Rules & Regulations:

The following activities are not permitted in Silver Lake Outlet WMA:

  • Off road vehicular travel, including:
    • Cars
    • Trucks
    • All-terrain vehicles
    • Snowmobiles
    • Motorcycles
  • Swimming
  • Boating with motors
  • Camping

Outdoor Safety Tips:

How We Manage Silver Lake Outlet WMA

Like most of the state's Wildlife Management Areas, Silver Lake Outlet is managed by DEC's Division of Fish and Wildlife for wildlife conservation and wildlife-associated recreation (hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing/photography). Funding to maintain and manage this site is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration or "Pittman-Robertson" Act, which is acquired through excise taxes on sporting arms, ammunition and archery equipment.

The following highlights some of the principal management objectives and techniques for the Silver Lake Outlet:

  • To protect the outlet to Silver Lake and the surrounding wetland ecosystem


The area was acquired in 1963 as a gift to the State of New York.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

Wyoming County Tourism (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.