Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Location


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Park Overview:

Hike, canoe, bird-watch and fish in the largest freshwater wetland in southeastern New York.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:3000 acres
City/County/
State:
Wurtsboro/Sullivan/NY
Web Map:NYNJ TC map segment
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

A thriving wetland in the summer and fall and a six mile shallow lake in the springtime, the Basha Kill is home to 200 species of birds. Thirty varieties of fish include the prehistoric Bowfin. This area a nature lover's paradise. The Wildlife Management Area is invitingly described by the Basha Kill Area Association on its website.

Trails Overview:

The Shawungunk Ridge Trail (Aqua) and co-aligned Long Path (Teal) hug the eastern shore of the lake and the red-blazed former D&H Canal tow path can be followed on the western boundary of the wildlife area.  Click on the Web Map near the top left of this page for a trail map.  Read a detailed description of hiking the Long Path in this area

 

Directions:

From New York Route 17 use exit 113 to take New York Route 209 south toward Port Jervis. When you see the Moose Lodge on your left, make a left turn onto Haven Road, where there are some parking spots. Other parking areas are marked on the above map.

GPS coordinates for a parking area at the southern end of Basha Kill Lake (one of the DEC boat launch areas) : 41.515912, -74.537126

Check Shortline (Coach USA) for bus service to nearby locations.

Contact Information:Bashakill Bird Conservation Area
5184028924
Region:Shawangunk Mountains
Fees:None