Bashakill Wildlife Management Area
Wurtsboro, Westbrookville, Sullivan County
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
- Marshbirds including grebes, bitterns, rails and herons
- Waterfowl including Canada geese, ring-necked ducks and wood ducks
- Raptors including bald eagles, osprey and hawks
- Spotted sunfish
Where to Watch
- Observation towers
- Cross-country skiing
There is an accessible fishing pier at this site. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
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Address: Haven Rd., Wurtsboro, NY 12790
Website: Bashakill Wildlife Management Area
Photo credits: NYS DEC