U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Welcome to Iroquois National Wildlife overlook and walk down onto the grass Prohibited Activities
Refuge. The United States Fish and dike below. There are large rocks along Camping, overnight parking, open ﬁres
Wildlife Service established the refuge the bank. Please do not go beyond the and littering.
in 1958 primarily for nesting, resting, water control structure.
staging and feeding waterfowl. Sport The use of guns or longbows for the
ﬁshing is a priority public use and Ice Fishing purpose of frogging.
can provide a quality recreational We allow ice ﬁshing on Ringneck Marsh
experience when pursued responsibly. only, from December 1 through the Wading or ﬂoat devices such as inner
We allow ﬁshing in accordance with last day in February. All structures or tubes or inﬂatable rafts are prohibited.
State laws and the following refuge other equipment must be removed from
speciﬁc regulations. the refuge after the completion of the Collecting or releasing live bait.
day’s ﬁshing activities.
Warm water ﬁsh species including Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
northern pike, bass, black crappie, Vehicles 1101 Casey Road
bullhead, carp, sunﬁsh and yellow perch Vehicles are only allowed on established Basom, NY 14013-9730
are the most common species found on roads marked open for vehicular travel. (585) 948-5445
the refuge. Vehicles must be parted off the lane of Iroquois@fws.gov
travel. ATV’s and snowmobiles are not
We allow ﬁshing and frogging in allowed. New York Relay Center
accordance with State laws subject to 1 800/662 1220 TDD
the following conditions: Boats 1 800/421 1220 voice
Canoes and other boats without
The refuge is open from sunrise to motors may only be used on Oak U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
sunset. Orchard Creek, from Knowlesville http://www.fws.gov
Road to Route 63. You may launch
We allow ﬁshing and frogging in Oak boats from Route 63, Sour Springs September 2009
Orchard Creek (between Route 63 and Road and Knowlesville Road. As you
Knowlesville Road) and in Ringneck pass through wooded swamp, expect
Marsh only. obstructions and variable water levels.
Frogs may be taken within State season Pets
with a spear, club, hook or by hand. Please keep your pet on a leash no
longer than 10 feet at all times.
We allow shore ﬁshing except when in
an unmotorized boat on Oak Orchard
Creek. You can access Oak Orchard
Creek at the bridges on Route 63, Sour
Springs Road and Knowlesville Road
and ﬁsh along the shore. The shoreline
is ﬂat and when dry it is accessible to
wheelchairs however, access to the
shore at Route 63 and Knowlesville
Road is via a steep ramp.
You can access Ringneck Marsh from
Sour Springs Road and below Ringneck
Marsh Overlook on Oak Orchard Ridge
Road. From Sour Springs Road you
can ﬁsh off the edge of the road. The
road is dirt and gravel and slopes
sharply to the water on both sides. To
ﬁsh from Ringneck dike, park in the
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South Gravel Road
77 Kanyoo Creek
Refuge Boundary 77
Overlook 10 Mi.
Fishing 0 1 Kilometer
Eagle Nest State Wildlife
0 .5 1 Mile North
Trails closed to
hunting except Onandaga
during state Gun Deer Hunting-HUNTERS ONLY