Overlooks

Overlooks are parking areas elevated above marshes. The refuge maintains four overlooks for wildlife observation opportunities. Overlooks are open dawn to dusk year round.


Cayuga Marsh Overlook

Sit quietly. Use binoculars or a long lens for a closer look. One of the refuge's bald eagle nests can be seen from this vantage point. Bald eagles can often be observed flying over the marsh. Also you may see black tern and waterfowl. Located on Route 77.

Ringneck Marsh Overlook

Provides views of Ringneck Marsh from the north. A popular spot for watching migrating geese and possibly osprey that nest on Ringneck Marsh. Located on Oak Orchard Ridge Road, 0.5 mile east of Route 63.

Mallard Overlook

View Ringneck Marsh from the south west. Popular for watching waterfowl and nesting osprey. Located on Sour Springs Road, 0.5 mile south of Oak Orchard Ridge Road.

Schoolhouse Marsh Overlook

This shallow marsh attracts shorebirds and waterfowl. Located on Oak Orchard Ridge Road, 0.25 mile east of Ringneck Marsh Overlook.