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Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Wurtsboro, Westbrookville, Sullivan County

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Located at the southern end of the storied Catskill Mountains, the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is home to one of the largest freshwater marshes in the state. Wetlands are surrounded by deciduous woods and shrublands, attracting abundant and diverse wildlife.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Grebes
  • Bitterns
  • Rails
  • Bald eagles
  • Osprey
  • Spotted sunfish
  • Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Otter

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Marsh
  • Observation towers

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Trapping

Accessible Features

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There is an accessible fishing pier at this site.

Size

2,213 acres

Closest Towns

Wurtsboro, Westbrookville

Directions

Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Bashakill Wildlife Management Area. (This link will open a page outside the DEC websiet. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 845-256-3098

Website: Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Photo credits: NYS DEC