Hiking in Central New York Hiking in Broome County New York State Parks
Hiking in Broome County

Whitney Point


 Follow CNYhiking on Twitter


The 4157 acre Whitney Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA) features Whitney Point Reservoir, which is formed by a flood control dam on the Otselic River near its confluence with the Tioughnioga River.  The WMA is nearly 12.5 miles long as it follows the reservoir and Otselic River upstream from the dam.  The reservoir is almost four miles long and is a popular fishing destination as well as kayaking.  The WMA is also called Whitney Point Multiple Use Area.

There are also informal hiking trails and mowed paths in the WMA as well as the very popular two mile paved Whitney Point Lake Trail.  The Whitney Point Lake Trail travels from the paved end of Keibel Road past the back of the dam to Dorchester County Park.  There is a hiking trail at the end of the seasonal dirt part of Keibel Road which runs along the west side of the reservoir toward a small parking area off Upper Lisle Road.  You could also walk the seasonal dirt section of Keibel Road.  The road was really potholed when we visited in the summer of 2013, so take care driving the road.

There are also informal mowed paths that can be explored.  There is no camping allowed at Whitney Point WMA.  Construction of the Whitney Point Dam was initiated in September 1938, and the dam was operationally completed in June 1942. The WMA extends along the Otselic River Valley from the dam site at the village of Whitney Point in Broome County to the lower limits of the village of Cincinnatus in Cortland County.  Look below for a few pictures and some maps of the WMA to help assist you in planning your adventure in Whitney Point WMA.

Dirt road on west side of reservoir

Whitney Point Lake Trail

Kayaks on Whitney Point Reservoir

nycmap 8801

Above map is courtesy of Andy Arthur from

CNY Hiking HOME PAGE Hiking in Central New York Hiking in Broome County New York State Parks

contact CNY HIKING by email at
(c) 2006-today CNY Hiking - All rights reserved.  Any use of information from this site without permission is strictly forbidden.