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Montys Bay Wildlife Management Area

View of Gilbert Brook Marina, with Montys Bay WMA in the background. – ©


Monty’s Bay Wildlife Management Area is located on the shore of Lake Champlain, bordering both the towns of Chazy and Beekmantown. The park is comprised of 216 acres, much of which is swamp. Open year round, the park draws in visitors with activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and trapping. Hunters seek deer and waterfowl, while mink and muskrat attract trappers. The park also contains a network of public trails.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

This site is managed by the New York State Department of Conservation

Primary Access Points And Trail Heads

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Entering Montys Bay, you'll see Gilbert Brook Marina, which offers dock slips and moorings. Campsites and a supply store are associated with the marina. Unique to this marina, wave-calming jetties constructed of tires extend out from shore.

Wildlife Species Often Seen

Spring rains and high lake water from winter's thaw attracts countless varieties of puddle ducks and other migrating birds. During the fall, the same fields become stop-overs for great flocks of Canada and snow geese as they make their long trek south from northern breeding grounds.