MassWildlife Lands Viewer

The Viewer helps you find and learn about Wildlife Management Areas, Wildlife Conservation Easements, and other open space in Massachusetts. MassWildlife's WMAs, WCEs, and Access Areas are all open to fishing, hunting, hiking, birdwatching, and more!


The Details

What you need

Use the MassWildlife Lands Viewer to explore WMAs, WCEs. and Access Areas. To start exploring:

  1. Use the drop-down menu in the upper left to search by town or property name.
  2. Zoom to a region on the map if you’d like to explore areas of the state.
  3. WMAs and WCEs are represented by dark green and light green shapes on the map. Access Areas are gray.
  4. You can learn more about the area once you’ve zoomed in. Clicking on the “P” gives information about parking. You can find fact sheets for some WMAs by clicking on the solid area of the map.
  5. You can get more information about the property by switching the basemap. The satellite basemap shows details about the kind of habitat on a particular property. The two topographic basemaps give more detail about elevation changes and some information about structures and roads. Be sure to drag the slider from darker to lighter to temporarily hide the property boundary and see more details of the area.
  6. Click on the Print button or use the Share button to generate a link to the map you’ve created.

Click the help button in the upper right to learn more about the map and its features.

How to view

More info

Wildlife Lands are public areas that are protected to:

  • provide habitat for wildlife 
  • give people a place to explore wild Massachusetts

These lands are free and open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife viewing. Any trails through the properties are unmarked and parking lots are usually not paved. They're jointly owned by MassWildlife and the Department of Fish and Game.

These maps are meant for recreational use and show approximate, not legal, property boundaries.



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