Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge - Wildlife Drive New York

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife preserve operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, encompassing part of the Montezuma Swamp at the north end of Cayuga Lake.

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Mar 7, 2024
Beautiful place to visit either by car when the entire refuge is open (in the Spring through the Fall) or by walking in the other months. This week, saw a flock of over twenty sandhill cranes, hundre… Full review by RonL40
Sep 4, 2023
The volunteers at the visitor center were great ..very friendly and knowledgeable! We saw a pair of Sandhill cranes when we were there ..had a wonderful day ! Full review by z0101ggy
Jul 10, 2023
A beautiful, drive-thru preserve with a variety of avian, flower and plant species, including the Bald Eagle. The park is free and open during daylight hours, with a well-maintained road that is navi… Full review by Wyatt E

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Date founded:September 12, 1938

Questions & answers

Q:
Are there any picnic tables?
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I don't remember seeing any when we were there.
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Answer by Kevin G · Oct 10, 2020
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When does the road open on the Wildlife refuge in the spring? Thank you.
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April 1, according to the refuge.
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Can you kayak here?
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You cannot kayak there, but across the street from the entrance is a boat launch, and you can launch there. Once you launch go to the left, and the river/canal goes along the edge of …
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You cannot kayak there, but across the street from the entrance is a boat launch, and you can launch there. Once you launch go to the left, and the river/canal goes along the edge of Montezuma, allowing you to see many birds that would be in the refuge. Just after the thruway it converges with the Clyde River, really pretty for kayaking. There is also Howland Island Wildlife Management, you can kayak all the way around it, and would likely see many birds. Best bet is to look on google maps, or just google Howland Island Wildlife Management. Good Luck!
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What is the status of my CITES permit?
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For all CITES-related inquiries or permitting questions, contact the Division of Management Authority:
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