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Sporting and Recreation Maps

Recreation Maps
Data Set Google Earth Google Maps Description
Boat Launch Sites
Download Boat Launch Sites file for Google Earth
Boat Launch Sites in Google Maps
DEC-owned or operated boat launch sites offer public facilities for launching boats onto New York State waters.
Campgrounds
Download Campgrounds file for Google Earth
Campgrounds in Google Maps
DEC campgrounds offer hiking trails, beaches, picnic areas, and a variety of other recreational activities.
Hunting Maps
Data Set Google Earth Google Maps Description
Canada Goose Hunting Zones
Canada Goose hunting zones in Google Earth
Canada Goose Hunting Zones are areas of New York State with individual hunting dates and special regulations for Canada Geese. Season dates and special regulations.
Waterfowl Hunting Zones
Waterfowl hunting zones for Google Earth
Waterfowl hunting zones in Google Maps
Waterfowl Hunting Zones are areas of New York State with individual hunting season dates for Youth Waterfowl, Ducks, Coots, Mergansers, Snow Geese, and Brant. Season dates
North / South Hunting Zone Line
Download North / South Hunting Zone Line file for Google Earth
North / South Hunting Zone Line in Google Maps
The North / South Hunting Zone Line separates the state into two hunting zones, which may have different hunting seasons and regulations.
Wildlife Management Units WMUs)
Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) information for Google Earth
Wildlife Management Units in Google Maps
Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) are the geographical units DEC uses to set hunting and trapping seasons in New York State. This map shows the exact WMU boundary lines, and when you click an area, will tell you the WMU and square miles within that unit.
Fishing and Shellfishing Maps
Data Set Google Earth Google Maps Description
Public Fishing Lakes and Ponds
Public Fishing Lakes and Ponds in Google Earth
Public Fishing Lakes and Ponds in Google Maps
Lakes and Ponds open to fishing for the general public. Each water has been identified by DEC regional staff to provide quality fishing opportunities for various popular sportfish species. Each location includes the fish species available and other site amenities important to anglers.
Public Fishing Rivers and Streams
Public Fishing Rivers and Streams in Google Earth
Public Fishing Rivers and Streams in Google Maps
Streams and rivers identified by DEC regional staff that provide quality fishing opportunities for various popular sportfish species. Each location includes the fish species available and other site amenities important to anglers. Note that these waters all contain formal or informal public access points including public fishing easements (PFR), but their entire length may not be open to public fishing.
Public Fishing Stream Parking Areas
Download Public Fishing Stream Parking Areas file for Google Earth
Public Fishing Stream Parking Areas in Google Maps
Public Fishing Stream Parking Areas are parking sites located near Public Fishing Rights easements to provide anglers with access to New York's fishing streams.
Saltwater fishing access locations in New York City
Saltwater fishing access locations in New York City
Each location includes amenities and public transportation information.
Hudson River Tributary and Embayment Entrances
Download Proposed Herring Regulations for the Hudson River
In the river herring regulations (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website), there are fishing restrictions for Hudson River tributaries and embayments. This file is intended to serve as a visual guide of the defined entrances.
Emergency Shellfish Closure Areas
Download Emergency Shellfish Closures file for Google Earth
View Emergency Shellfish Closures in Google Maps
Closures of marine shellfishing areas around Long Island and New York City. Also contains emergency closures following rainfall in excess of 3 inches.