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View of birds at the Great Island Wildlife Management Area, Old Lyme
View of birds at the Great Island Wildlife Management Area, Old Lyme
This site, accessible only by canoe or kayak, provides visitors with birding, fishing, and crabbing opportunities within one of Connecticut's largest brackish marshes. Visitors can launch their boats at the nearby Great Island State Boat Launch to access this site. Visitors MUST NOT physically access the marsh, although they may explore the creeks within the marsh in non-motorized vessels. Motorized boats are not allowed within this sensitive marsh that provides critical habitat to waterbirds who feed and breed here. Please observe posted signs regarding osprey nesting.


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 Location
View interactive map of Great Island Wildlife Management Area West of boat launch (across tidal river) at the end of Smith Neck Road
Old Lyme, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 70. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Lyme Street and proceed .8 miles. Next, turn right onto Ferry Road, and continue 0.3 miles. Turn left onto Route 156 and proceed 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Smith Neck Road and follow .7 miles (to its end). Parking is available in the Great Island State Boat Launch parking lot.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 70. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 156/Shore Road and continue 1.7 miles. Next, turn right onto Smith Neck Road, and proceed .7 miles (to its end). Parking is available in the Great Island State Boat Launch parking lot.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Address -79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
Waterfowl HuntingWaterfowl Hunting
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
IslandIsland
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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