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Satans Kingdom WMA

Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) are open to the public for fishing, hunting, trapping, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Towns: Bernardston, Northfield
Acreage: 1,789
Wildlife Management Zone: 4N


Satan’s Kingdom is bordered to the north by Vermont and features steep hillsides of upland forest composed of mature northern hardwoods (maple, birch, beech) and mixed softwoods (white pine, eastern hemlock). Dry Brook, West Wait Brook, and East Wait Brook are small streams that flow through the WMA. Occasional swamps and beaver flowages can be found as well. Abutting the WMA is another 400+ acres of Wildlife Conservation Easements that provide exceptional upland forest habitat and public access.

Location, access, & parking

The property can be accessed from Old Vernon Road and West Road in Northfield and Huckle Hill Road and Bald Mountain Road in Bernardston. There is a gravel/grass parking large enough for 3 cars on Old Vernon Road, and a 1-car grass parking area on Bald Mountain Road. See WMA map.

Note: WMAs are intentionally wild, visitors will find natural landscapes rather than maintained trails.

Hunting opportunities

White-tailed deer, black bear, aquatic furbearers, raccoon, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, turkey, ruffed grouse, and American woodcock all frequent this property.

Hunting regulations

Fishing opportunities

Satan’s Kingdom WMA contains segments of Dry Brook and West Wait Brook which are coldwater fish resources.

Freshwater fishing regulations

Wildlife viewing & other features

The variable topography from steep slopes and mountain tops to nearly flat, seasonally flooded wooded swamps offer prime wildlife viewing opportunities. The extensive tracts of unfragmented forests support high amounts of diversity of wildlife and vegetation. In the northeastern part of the WMA, in Northfield, there are several small black gum swamps, an unusual type of natural community.

Get wildlife viewing tips.


About Wildlife Management Areas

MassWildlife owns and manages over 220,000 acres of land to conserve fish and wildlife habitats and provide access for outdoor recreation. All WMAs are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, and other outdoor recreation activities. Visit the MassWildlife Lands Viewer for an interactive map of MassWildlife properties.

You can support land protection in Massachusetts. Contributions to the Wildlands Fund help pay for the cost of acquiring wildlife habitat. Learn more about the Wildlands Fund

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