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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

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Marsh
  • Observation towers

Recreational Opportunities

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

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

There is an accessible fishing pier at this site. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


2,213 acres

Closest Towns

Wurtsboro, Westbrookville


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Contact Information

Telephone: 845-256-3098

Address: Haven Rd., Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Website: Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Photo credits: NYS DEC