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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Map Collection

To help people use the state's lands and waters safely and enjoyably, DEC provides maps of many publicly-accessible areas. The links below will help you find maps that are available on DEC's website.


Places to Go - links to maps of DEC recreation lands that you can visit
Accessible Recreation
DEC Campgrounds
Boat Launch Sites
Boat Launch Sites in Western New York
Hudson River Fishing and Boating Access Maps
Shellfish Harvest Areas
Shellfish Closures
Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondack Park
Ski Trails


Regional Offices and Directory


Places to Fish
Public Fishing Rights
Lake Contour Maps
Hudson River Estuary Public Fishing and Boating Access Maps
I FISH NY Guide to Freshwater Fishing: To receive a map in the mail, e-mail a request to DEC. Requests by e-mail should include the name and complete address of the recipient, as well as NY Fishing Map in the subject line.


Wildlife Management Areas
Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area
Eastern Lake Ontario Barrier Beach and Wetland Complex
Bird Conservation Areas
Toads and Frogs
Lizards and Snakes


Giant Hogweed Statewide Distribution Map

State Forests and Lands

State Forests and other state-owned lands
Unit Management Plans
Fish Creek
Forest Health Aerial Survey
Adirondack and Catskill Preserve Maps

Waterbodies and Wetlands

Great Lakes
Chautauqua Lake
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Freshwater Wetlands Mapping
Wetland Nature Centers

Public Safety

Fire Danger (updated during fire season)

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