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Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area

Natural Area or Park

The primary purposes of Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This WMA contains over 1,120 acres. The topography of Conesus Inlet consists of a flat valley flood plain with steep sloping hills on the east and west. Vegetation consists primarily of typical marsh species with a peripheral border of swamp hardwoods, brush, and open land.

Photo Courtesy of Nigel Kent


For the latest Park updates please visit the official Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area website

  • Open for Recreation: Year-round
  • Fee: Free
  • Location: Conesus Inlet WMA is bounded on the west by West Swamp Road (State Route 256), on the east by East Swamp Road, on the south by Guiltner Road, and on the north by Conesus Lake.

Featured Activities:

  • Hiking: Please stay on the designated trails to protect the diversity and richness of the plant communities found within this area.
  • Hunting & Trapping: Conesus Inlet game includes waterfowl, white-tailed deer, ring-necked pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels, and cottontail rabbits; while muskrat, mink, raccoon, grey fox, and red fox provide most of the trapping opportunities.
  • Fishing: Several parking lots and two scenic overlooks offer excellent access and opportunities to observe wildlife. A fisherman's access parking area at the north end of the area, on Conesus Lake, also offers car-top boat launch access to the lake.
  • Wildlife: A nature trail along the western portion provides viewing of wetland and upland habitats and wildlife species.

Accessible Features:

  • There is an accessible Fish Walk located off of Sliker Hill Road. There is an accessible parking area, kiosk, and a paved path along the creek, which extends to the dam.