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USA Parks
USA Parks
New York
New York
Finger Lakes Region
Finger Lakes Region
Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area
Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area
The Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area is a 5,100 acre upland tract, situated approximately eight miles west of Dansville, New York. Roughly two-thirds of the area lies in southern Livingston County, while the remaining third lies in northern Allegany County. The tract was purchased in the 1930's under the Federal Resettlement Administration and is one of several such areas turned over to DEC for development as a wildlife management area.

The area is appropriately named after the Timber Rattlesnake, which may be occasionally found in the more remote sections of the "Hill".

The area offers an interesting blend of upland habitats such as mature woodland, overgrown fields, conifer plantations, old growth apple orchards and open meadows.

The area is inhabited by a variety of game species and is open to public hunting. The white-tailed deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, grey squirrel, cottontail rabbit and woodcock are found on the area. An occasional snowshoe hare may be observed adjacent to thick creek bottom brush or conifer plantation habitats.

A number of small marsh units have been developed and provide limited hunting for waterfowl. Some of the area's furbearing species such as mink, beaver and raccoon may be occasionally viewed at these marsh units.

Several of the deeper water impoundments are stocked annually with trout, while those portions of Sugar Greek, Hovey Brook and Canaseraga Creek which are on or adjacent to the management area are known trout waters.

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Several small campsites are available for use by organized educational groups by special permit.

Barricaded access roads are closed to unauthorized mechanical vehicles and are available as foot trails throughout the area.

Additional uses of the area besides hunting and fishing include trapping, hiking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, nature study, horseback riding and picnicking.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 15 one of my faveret places by Patrick S
I used to live on land that bordered the wildlife management area. As a teenager I explored the area in and out, folled trails on foot and on mountan bike, I have fishe some ponds and wached wildlife in there habitat.

Area Campgrounds
Evergreen Trails Campground
8403 County Road 15
Angelica, NY
Jones Pond Campground & RV Park
9835 Old State Road
Angelica, NY
McCarthy Ranch
9628 Old State Road
Angelica, NY
Sugar Creek Glen Campground
11288 Poags Hole Road
Dansville, NY
Four Winds Recreation Resort
7350 Tenefly Road
Portageville, NY
Woodstream Campsite
5440 School Road
Gainesville, NY
Area Cabins and Lodges
Swain Ski & Snowboard Ctr
2275 County Road 24
Swain, NY
(607) 545-6511
Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Holiday Hill Campground - SPRINGWATER, NYCampgrounds
Holiday Hill Campground, located just 40 miles south of Rochester, in the western Finger Lakes Region of NY, has what youve been looking for. At Holiday Hill you can enjoy great camping and also visit nearby attractions such as Widmer Winery and other attractions nearby.
17.2 miles from park*

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USA Parks
USA Parks
New York
New York
Finger Lakes Region
Finger Lakes Region
Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area
Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area