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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

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1101 Casey Rd, Basom, NY 14013-9730
+1 585-948-5445
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Not Impressive!

The Visitors Center had very little parking. And about 25% of it was reserved for some type of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Roger F
Cortland, New York
good birdwatching

Nice wildlife refuge probably put there because it was already very swampy and a good stop on the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Frederick, Maryland
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The 11,000-acre refuge is located midway between Buffalo and Rochester in western New York State.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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“birds” (4 reviews)
“trails” (9 reviews)
“swamp” (4 reviews)
1101 Casey Rd, Basom, NY 14013-9730
+1 585-948-5445
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Visitors Center had very little parking. And about 25% of it was reserved for some type of emission free vehicle. Not clearly defined. Didn't want to get a ticket, so we left without visiting..Visited other refuge areas in the region which were state-run and...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice wildlife refuge probably put there because it was already very swampy and a good stop on the Canada Goose flyway. Used to be able to see lots of pheasants but not too many now. Lots of other birds and very peaceful. There are a...More

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I was at this huge place on a Saturday afternoon. Was disappointed to see the main office closed but thankfully there were some decent maps and the trails are well marked. I took one of the most scenic trails, the Feeder Rd that crosses vertically...More

1  Thank ukemigrant
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took our 5 Year old to this little museum. She was very interested in pulling open drawers that held fur and information about animals that live there. She asked to go back, so I call that a great experience.

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad walk with some scenery. Main road has little to no traffic. There are a couple lakes and streams with good views. As far as for hiking... easy walk, did it with jogging stroller.

Thank rummbla
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Traveling east from Toronto to Utica in mid-October, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge provided a perfect place to stop and stretch our legs. Parking at the head of Kanloo Trail, we walked along the dikes and into the woods on Feeder Road--about 1/2 hour out and...More

1  Thank Pleasance C
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Just wonderful for a family walk. We take our toddler on the swallow hollow loop, and she loves it. It's about one mile and easy walking.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge was named for the Iroquois League, the Native American union that resided in the Northeastern United States. The league was originally made up of five nations: Cayuga, Oneida, Mohawk, Seneca, and Onondaga. The Tuscarora entered the union in the 1800's. At...More

9  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 23 July 2015

It's not the easiest place to get to, but once you're there it's mostly just you and nature on a weekday. Hiked about 4 miles at two different locations and only ran into one other group. Great for birdwatching (even saw a couple of sandhill...More

1  Thank lzsrgh
Reviewed 11 May 2015

The gentle beauty of the wet lands and seeing the geese was great. Peaceful and beautiful with plenty to see.

Thank Bernice L
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Gregg G
11 October 2016|
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Response from Amy K | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to wheelchair access, then I would say yes outside, but inside is on the small side, so if there are a lot of people there you may have to be a little more careful maneuvering