- Open for Recreation : Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- Location: Town of Farmersville, Cattaraugus County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9W
- Map: Harwood Lake MUA Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area (MUA) is a 301-acre property located northeast of the Village of Franklinville. The general topography of the area is rolling with active farmland confined to the valleys. The area was actively farmed in the late 19th and 20th centuries. However, with the changing economy and decline in farming, the land supported few marginal farms up to 1963. Harwood Lake is a 38-acre lake that was constructed in 1965 as a cooperative venture by the State and Federal Government's Soil Conservation Service. It is part of the Ischua Creek Small Watershed Protection Plan. DEC's Bureau of Fisheries maintains a fishing access site on the lake and the Bureau of Wildlife manages the upland area.