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Braddock Bay State Parkway
Rochester, New York   14612
(lat:43.28 lon:-77.6851) map location

Phone: 585-226-2466
The Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area is a shallow water bay-marsh complex existing in five units along the Lake Ontario shoreline ranging from two to six miles west of Rochester. Going westerly from Rochester, these units include Buck Pond, Long Pond, Cranberry Pond, Braddock Bay and Rose Marsh. All of these ponds except Braddock Bay, are connected to the lake by intermittent channels, which plug and open up as lake currents and wave action change the character of the gravel and sand barrier bars.

This bay-marsh area provides excellent waterfowl nesting, resting and feeding habitats. Puddle ducks, particularly mallards, blue-winged teal and wood ducks are common nesters. During the spring and fall migrations, all waterfowl common to the Atlantic flyway utilize the area including scarce species such as brant, Barrow's goldeneye and the Harlequin duck. The primary wildlife objectives for this area are to maximize waterfowl production and provide prime feeding and resting areas for migratory waterfowl.

Management will include level ditching to improve marsh interspersion and the establishment of grasslands and nesting islands to encourage waterfowl nesting. Other management activities may include erection of wood duck nest structures, controlled burns, purple loosestrife control and waterfowl surveys. Future activities on the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area may include the construction of a fishing pier and additional parking areas and/or overlooks. Educational opportunities will also be expanded promoting the wetlands ands their associated wildlife.
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. It features a marina with over 300 boat slips, providing ample space for personal watercrafts. Kayaking and canoeing are also popular activities due to the calm waters of the bay area which is ideal for paddling sports. The park's location on Lake Ontario further allows opportunities for sailing and motorboating as well.
Enjoy fishing from the shore or boat in a diverse aquatic ecosystem. Species include bass, pike and perch. Anglers can also find bullhead and carp here. Ice fishing is popular during winter months for hardy enthusiasts.

Braddock Bay State Park is located near Brockport, Fairport and Hilton

Braddock Bay State Park offers picnic tables and grills, perfect for family gatherings. No reservations are required; first-come-first-serve basis applies.
Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting over 338 bird species, including migratory raptors. The park features a Bird Observatory and Hawk Watch site. There are also guided tours available for enthusiasts.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 24 Ok. come forth..who was Braddock ? by [email protected]
park review stars; one to five A small flurry of folks want to know the origin namesake of Braddock name upon the bay. google dances around it..yet does not finger the culprit pioneer. HELP
March 3 Origin of the name
park review stars; one to five I birded here in 1974/5 and always guessed it was named after the British general. True or false?
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