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Kings Bay Wildlife Management Area

Birding in Kings Bay. – Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau


This area occupies 421 acres on the western shore of Lake Champlain. It is open to the public year-round for hunting, fishing, hiking, and trapping. The land was acquired in the 1960s to provide waterfowl with habitat. The Kings Bay Wildlife Management Area is comprised of hardwood swamps, cattail marshes, and reverted cow pastures, although it was formerly an agricultural area where small grains, hay, and firewood were harvested.

This site brings a variety of outdoor sportsmen--hunters for waterfowl and trappers for mink and muskrat. The bay is also open to ice fishers in the winter. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the blue herons common to this area.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

New York State Department of Conservation

Wildlife Species Often Seen

Wildlife species often seen include various bird species, notably black terns and blue herons. White tailed deer, muskrats, and minks are some of the common land animals that can be seen.