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Silver Lake Outlet Wildlife Management Area

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Silver Lake Outlet Wildlife Management Area (WMA) The primary purposes of the Silver Lake Outlet WMA is for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This 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
Silver Lake Outlet WMA is located in Wildlife Management Unit 9H. (View hunting seasons and trapping seasons)

Silver Lake Outlet WMA is open to fishing; please visit DEC's website for more information about fishing.

Wildlife Viewing
Deer, turkeys, black bears, squirrels, and a host of songbirds frequent the area. Use the Wildlife Management Area Mammal Checklist (PDF 453 KB) and the Wildlife Management Area Bird Checklist (PDF 240 KB) as a wildlife viewing guide.

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The WMA is located east of the Town of Perry off of Lake Road (Route 22). There are no designated parking areas on the unit, however roadside parking is available - Get Google Map Driving Directions (Leaves DEC website)

Rules, Regulations & Outdoor Safety

Activity Rules & Regulations

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

  • Using motorized vehicles, including:
    • all-terrain vehicles
    • snowmobiles
    • motorboats
  • Swimming (no lifeguard on premises) or bathing
  • Camping
  • Using metal detectors, searching for or removing historic or cultural artifacts without a permit
  • Damaging or removing gates, fences, signs other property
  • Overnight storage of boats
  • Cutting, removing or damaging living vegetation
  • Construction of permanent blinds or other structures such as tree stands
  • Littering
  • Storage of personal property

Outdoor Safety Tips

NOTE: Ticks are active whenever temperatures are above freezing but especially so in the late spring and early fall. Deer ticks can transmit Lyme and several other diseases. More information on deer ticks and Lyme disease can be obtained from the NYS Department of Health. (Leaves DEC website) Also, practice Leave No Trace (Leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts.

How We Manage

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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.

A principal management objective and technique for this WMA is 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.

Tourism Information for Nearby Attractions, Amenities & Activities

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.

Web links below can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Nearby State Lands

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.

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