Wildlife lands are public lands for people to enjoy. Our maps will help you explore these properties with your rod and reel, bow, gun, knapsack, canoe, camera, or binoculars! Maps of many Wildlife Management Areas and Wildlife Conservation Easements are available through the links below. Please note that we do not have maps for all our properties but we are working to create new maps and update the older maps. The properties are organized by district. Select the district you're interested in for a list of wildlife lands in that area of the state.
If you are looking for our Wildlands Viewer, it has been removed from the website due to performance issues. We are currently making improvements to the Viewer to better serve you. Thank you for your patience.
Wildlife lands are places for wildlife and people. The lands are protected primarily to provide wildlife the habitat it needs and give people a place to relax and explore the great outdoors. Wildlife lands, for the most part, are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, birdwatching, and other wildlife related recreation. Users will find unmarked trails or woods roads, with simple, unpaved parking lots. These "lightly" developed areas keep wild places wild while giving people access to nature and an "off the beaten path" experience. State wildlife lands are owned in partnership with the Department of Fish and Game and are managed by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife). Many of these properties are actively managed through mowing, cutting, prescribed burns, or other wildlife habitat management practices benefiting different kinds of fish and wildlife. Regulations govern the activities allowed on these lands and focus on passive recreation. Motorized vehicles, for instance, are not permitted on state wildlife lands. These special places serve both wildlife and people, providing a variety of opportunities to experience wildlife and nature.
To learn more about wildlife lands, visit our Land Protection Program pages .
Land Acquisitions by Fiscal Year