Public Land

Get out and explore Oswego parks and recreation! With over 40,000 acres of public land and dozens of wetlands Oswego County’s public lands offer endless adventure!

Throw a line out for some world-class fishing or take a relaxing paddle across the reservoir. Looking for more of a challenge? Trapping and hunting are permitted on 20 designated New York State forests and wildlife management areas (WMAs). Come winter, get your heart pumping with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

For a list of these lands, go to Public Lands.

DEC lands Accessible Recreation Hunting & Trapping Fishing Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Hiking Primitive Camping Car top Boat Launch Snowmobiling Acreage
Altmar State Forest 926
Battle Hill State Forest 1738
Chateaugay State Forest 4014
Curtiss Gale WMA 46
Deer Creek Marsh WMA 1771
Hall Island State Forest 2079
Happy Valley WMA 8898
Kasoag State Forest 1057
Klondike State Forest 875
Little John WMA 7918
Lower Salmon River State Forest 1700
O'Hara State Forest 1402
Orton Hollow State Forest 507
Salmon River Falls Unique Area 112
Salmon River State Forest 2763
Sandy Creek State Forest 538
Stave Mill State Forest 3127
Stone Hill State Forest 1025
Three Mile Bay WMA 3966
Trout Brook State Forest 622
West Osceola State Forest 1900
Winona State Forest 9233