- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Macomb and De Peyster, St. Lawrence County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 6A
- Map: Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The primary purposes of Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent management. This WMA is a 4,537-acre tract of land located in southwestern St. Lawrence County, eight miles west of the city of Ogdensburg and one mile south of Black Lake.
Fish Creek WMA consists of a 2,046-acre natural wetland which is primarily an emergent marsh whose water level is dependent on the many beaver dams on the Fish Creek drainage. It contains 2,392 acres of upland, most of which is forested. The emergent marsh is mainly cattail, with flooded shrubs interspersed throughout the area. There is a hardwood swamp along the fringe of the emergent marsh. The upland portion contains approximately 1,000 acres of softwood scattered throughout the area, which deer use as wintering areas, and 861 acres of young northern hardwoods. There are 93 acres of open grassland maintained for ground nesting birds.
There are no developed hiking trails on the area. No special permits are required to use the area.